Please help! Enable Administrator

I am a bit clueless re computers but am trying to follow instructions to get into the administrator account. I want to "run as administrator" - where do i find this prompt to do that? On vista/windows. thanks

geek_madeley, Feb 26, 6:42 pm

clik start/programs/accessories... . -
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... . . then look for 'command prompt'... ... ... RIGHT clik on that then clik 'run as administrator'... . . then type in the following:

net user Administrator /active:yes

Then hit enter.

Then clik start/log off... ...

when that's happened you'll see two login ID's

one is YOUR acct the other is Administrator... ...
log in to that one and you can do anything

geek_drcspy, Feb 26, 6:43 pm

Why?

If you don't know how to do it then its probably a bad idea.

geek_vtecintegra, Feb 26, 6:44 pm

Because the computer has closed down and since it was restarted we have the desktop is different and we can not see all old files. IT guy said we must enable the administrator account to retrieve all old files.

geek_madeley, Feb 26, 6:47 pm

drcspy - i have followed that instruction and on start up there is still only 1 log in account.

geek_madeley, Feb 26, 6:48 pm

It is saying "access is denied" when we hit enter. what do i do?

geek_madeley, Feb 26, 6:51 pm

i laughed aloud

geek_0800xford, Feb 26, 7:07 pm

are you putting in a password ?

cause you shouln'dt just leave that blank

geek_drcspy, Feb 26, 7:08 pm

did you do this exactly ?

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/enable-the-hidd
en-administrator-account-on-windows-vista/

geek_drcspy, Feb 26, 7:09 pm

I laufed @ this from you dr-keep in mind these instructions were for
Vista;clik start/programs/accessories

geek_deodar, Feb 26, 7:40 pm

deo they ARE running vista !

geek_drcspy, Feb 26, 7:41 pm

& Command Prompt-laughed like a drain. In Vista ! ! ! ! !

geek_deodar, Feb 26, 7:43 pm

um... ... ... . . take some more pills deo... ... . .

geek_drcspy, Feb 26, 7:45 pm

Well so am I dr on 2-I even went thru the motions it seemed so
bizaare! Reminds me of XP... ... .

geek_deodar, Feb 26, 7:46 pm

Oops, I think I've OD'd

geek_deodar, Feb 26, 7:47 pm