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User Account : Change to Admin

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  • I recently set up new machine and didn't set user account as Admin

    I would like to change existing "new account" to have admin privileges.

    Tuesday, January 24, 2017 2:03 AM

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  • Which edition of Windows 7?

    You may need to do it in Safe Mode, but even so the first account made during OOBE should be in the Administrators group by default.

    Tuesday, January 24, 2017 9:26 PM
  • When you installed Windows 7 you should have been prompted during the install to enter a user name and password. That user by default has Admin privileges.

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    Wednesday, January 25, 2017 1:18 AM
  • Hi,

    We could try to add a user to admin group.

    For more information, please refer to the link:

    http://www.howtogeek.com/79890/add-a-user-to-administrator-group/

    Please Note: Since the websites are not hosted by Microsoft, the links may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.

    Best Regards,

    Tao


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    Wednesday, January 25, 2017 8:40 AM
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