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How to give your administrator account full administrative privileges?

I have a basic administrator account on my computer, but I can't access everything for some reason.. Even if I run as administrator. For example.. I can't use the remote shutdown tool because access is denied, then I try "Shutdown -i" the program comes up and all that, but it says that the program is not supported when I try to use it.. Please help.

Question by Mossi  

Locking the Administrator after unlocking it.

Tried the instructions "How to hack vista parental controls as a standard user." and it worked out for me. But now I need the Administrator user not to show up on the logon screen. How do I lock it again? Thank you!

Question by n4er    |  last reply

computer question

Does any one know how to bypass administrative priveledges when you are not the administrator/

Topic by bizzy544    |  last reply

how to open the registry editting that has been disabled by administrator.....however i'm the administrator?

How to open the task manager in this same case also....??????

Question by piee    |  last reply

Dont have access to the administrator password. Any help how to sign in to the administrator account ?

I am currently signed in with my Lenovo ideapad by using guest/user account. I can't access to the administrator account since i dont have the password. This laptop has been given to me just recently and the owner as well forgot about the admin password. She doesn't have a reset disk or a microsoft account. can anybody help me access and sign in to administrator account without spending much and how can I change the admin password? thank you it would be of big help.

Question by soursmile    |  last reply

do you log in as amninistrator ?

I am linux (arch linux) user so the question is aimed mostly at linux users. but i'd like to see what windows and other os users think toowe all need sometimes to log in to the computer as administrator (called root in linux) to do maintenance and other tasksin modern os we have some options. we can log in to the entire desktop or console as administrator and work freely. or we can run the single apps we need with 'run as administrator' from our user desktop. maybe we work all the time as administrators (even to surf the net) and then there is no question at allin the world of linux many users dont recommend logging it to the desktop as administrator. i dont understand why. i think based on the following assumptionsi am less likely to smash something when i see it. so i prefer to do stuff in the desktop and not in the consoleif i smash the os i can just format and install it again quickly. if i smash any of my files in home (home is like my documents in windows) i can never recover it again. and i have permission to smash my files when i am normal user tooi trust my applications to not format my drive on their own decisioni log in as administrator to the desktop when i need to manage and as user in other timeswhat way of getting administrator access you use ? why ?

Topic by 11010010110    |  last reply

how do u get past an admin password from a limited account? Answered

Iwithout any programs installed because installing is restricted on limited accounts

Question by ron2470    |  last reply

403 Forbidden Request forbidden by administrative rules.

"403 Forbidden Request forbidden by administrative rules. " This shows up after two pages of going through this website...whats the problem?

Topic by CanadiaEskimo  

Can anyone help?? I can't find my Administrator account anymore on my laptop Answered

I created a new account as a computer admistrator on my Xp laptop and   forgot to turn off the guest account. So when I logon again there were only two accounts : the new account I just created and the Guest account. I want to use my old Administrator account but I can't find it anymore. When I open control panel , I can only find the new account and the guest account . Although the new account appears as computer admin ; I can't see the previous files I saved using the old Admin account. I want to see my old admin account back so badly :(?

Question by dl23    |  last reply

Why are the PDF instructables always cutting off the right side of the document when viewed with Foxit READER?

Foxit READER Version 2.2 Build 2129 The Table of Contents is fine; shows the page number for each section, but the guide is missing the last two or three words at the right edge.

Question by No Usernames Left  

Need to Contact Admin!!!!!!!!!!! Answered

My account page picture uploader is messed up. whenever i try to delete a file, it copies it three times! I have like 20 of the same pics on my page. can any admin go in and delete all the pics that say i heart christmas? Can anyone tell me how to contact admin?

Question by CodeKid1001    |  last reply

User profile service cant find my administrator account on my laptop. can you help?

The title pretty much says everything i can only log on in safe mode but then i cant print or anything. also i cant troubleshoot or anything from the standard user account because my administrator password dosnt work. im running windows 7  32 bit   on a compaq presario cq60 laptop

Question by Jo-dan    |  last reply

how can i get the admin password...? Answered

I have ophcrack and am having trouble tryin to get it to work i also have cain and abel and cant seem to get that to work for me either...i am also tryin to copy the SAM files.......even tho i am the administrator on my computer it still wont let me copy them...any ideas...?. also wtf is with pwdump6...desperate need of help... :S

Question by fish4life217    |  last reply

This person seems to have stolen other people's Lego work images.

I need some help. I don't think this person did this Instructable legit. This person's "Instructable" can be seen HERE. Here are links to the original creators: Here, here, here, and this one I don't know exactly who made them, but the original images are here. (Scroll down to see.) I am kinda mad right now since I thought he did these legit at first, but then figured out he didn't. Anyhoo I hope people don't believe that he is the actual creator. -James

Topic by Octopus Prime - Craft Maker Infinity    |  last reply


I have a Vista 64-bit laptop (my previous computer was a copy of windows 2000), and there's nothing i hate more than when my laptop tells me Access Denied. I'm obviously an administrator group with total privilege. Is there a way to get my computer to stop telling me no? I want my computer to warn me when I'm getting ready to do something stupid but if I want to do something stupid then let me do something stupid! Honestly I kinda miss the no interfering way that windows 2000 ran, not telling me no for instance. I guess the point I'm making is, is there a way to stop my computer from telling me no? Also if it will remember that I'm in charge and it should respect / fear me would be cool, too. --thanks

Question by Misc.123    |  last reply

In my computer there are 2 administrative account one is my own account and one is admin account created by IT guy.

I want to delete the administrative account create by IT guy but I don't know Domain and passward how could I do to delete the admin account ?

Question by HninS    |  last reply

windows xp death

My sister tried to log on her dell computer today but all she got is as far as the windows xp loading page then it it just froze all she has is a blue bar top and bottom of the screen and a light blue background like the screen where the user accounts pop up. anyway a friend tried recovery discs for xp but it kept asking for an windows administrator pasword and even though we typed i  the password for the administrator account we set up it says not valid  password entered,apparently the hardware is fine just needs software repaired.  how can i fix the software without the password and keeping the data on the system as i cannot get in to back it up and she has emails with her visa applications for her honeymoon on it. please help if you can

Topic by msc    |  last reply

how can i access administrator account in vista without modifying the original password?

Hi... My brother has blocked me from accessing a drive in vista by keeping a password for administrator.... I want to access that drive without his knowledge n without modifying the original one... Please help me out.. If possible also tell the same for windows 7......

Question by ateefahmed    |  last reply

help me.I cant used my flash drive in school .it was disabled by the network administrator? Answered

I have a problem using my flashdrive in school because the network admin disable the usb port.plz help me guys how to inabled it.

Question by dadudezz    |  last reply

GSA Auctions

Hello dear friends! I lately have found a resource for us makers in the US. The General Services Administration conducts auctions of government surplus. From real estate to machinery, anything that you could find useful. Check it out! GSA Auctions

Topic by blkhawk    |  last reply

changing admins password

Ok i was wonding if it would be possible to change the admin's password using cmd being run as administrator (net user administrator *) then signing in with that account then going to control panel internet options and unblocking it that is my idea but would this be safe and can you even sign in with the admins account on your laptop

Topic by donkeyroller    |  last reply

changing name

Is there anyway system administrators can change my account name? Or do I have to leave this account and start anew? Please help.

Topic by BartSimpson    |  last reply

Is there a banner for I'bles that will be at Maker?

I will be presenting weaving conductive cloth at SF Maker.Is there a banner that can be place on the I'ble for this specific project?thanks,Lynne

Question by Lynne Bruning    |  last reply

Cmd Shutdown -i help

Hello Okay i run Cmd as Administrator and i got the correct ip adress that i wont to shutdown. When i try it in the Shutdown-i program stop working and it will not work

Topic by Kokosmel  

National Archives: What, Me Worry? by Jason Perlow

" While many of you this weekend were firing up your barbecues, cooking grilled meats and drinking chilled beers, you might have missed a small announcement that the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) made last Thursday having to do with a eensy, weensy, rather trivial data loss --- it managed to misplace a TWO TERABYTE EXTERNAL STORAGE SYSTEM containing confidential information from the White House during the Clinton administration. "Read more about at THIS web site link.

Topic by Goodhart    |  last reply

How do you currently start a group? Answered

 how do you start a group? I looked this up but the  new group page has been blocked. It says 403 this has been forbidden by the administrator.

Question by gearup500    |  last reply

Forbidden request on index page

If I point Firefox 3.6.3 in windows 7 to page I see error: 403 - Forbidden Request forbidden by administrative rules. If requested page site works great.

Topic by lsf    |  last reply

Running applications.

 IF you want to run applications that are not enabled by defult, right-click and select 'run as administrator' that's it. it's that simple. you still can't install anything but you can play most games/ run most apps with this simple trick. Have fun =P

Topic by pbmoose    |  last reply

fedora 17 Linux live USB

Can anyone find out how to install fedora 17 on a flash drive using fedora 17 live usb creator on a computer when you are not the administrator  is there any way to bypass that?

Question by Josh Jenkins    |  last reply

my uncle was given a hp pavilion ze4900 and forgot the password is there antway for me to get into it? Answered

I havae tried to reinsatll windows xp but it is still locked is ther any way to get the administrator account or wipe the whole thing with out the password

Question by chynadoll25    |  last reply

Site not Working on PS3

I was trying to get onto Instructables on my PS3 earlier, but all I got was an error message. The error says: 403 Forbidden Request forbidden by administrative rules. Is this site not allowed to work on the PS3, or is the Ps3 blocking it for some reason. ~thanks

Topic by qwertyboy    |  last reply

Is there a way to create a messaging system using cmd, but also hide who it came from?

In a school system, everything is monitored. but if there was a way to mask the user, it would be like texting in school. but without the mask, the administrators will know exactly who and where it was from. any ideas?

Question by mdan    |  last reply

Building with Fractions: Kitchen Dilemma - File Downloads problem

When clicking on downloads, taken to site that says "403 Forbidden - Request forbidden by administrative rules."  Bummer since gaining access to these downloads is why I purchased a membership at Instructables.  Can anyone help?

Topic by cahota    |  last reply

New/swapped columns in Instructables -- restored

On Monday 8 Feb 2010, I wrote: I'm not sure that I like the swapped page layout -- with the author info, staff feature options, and so forth on the left side.  Since English is read left-to-right, this means that administrative info is given "top billing", while the actual Instructable content is relegated to second place.  It also means that some of that content is cut off of the viewer's display, depending on how they have chosen to size their browser window.  The fact that I'bles makes assumptions about browser size and shape is, of course, wrong in the first place, but the new layout makes that wrongness even more obvious to the casual user. UPDATE:  Tuesday morning, 9 Feb 2010, the administrative info is back on the right side of the page.

Topic by kelseymh    |  last reply

French paramilitary forces break the Windows ...

.The French administration is slowly replacing Microsoft's products by open sources solutions.It started few years ago, 2005, with OpenOffice, then with Mozilla.And now, the French Gendarmerie (paramilitary forces) plans to replace Windows XP by Unbuntu Linux. are three reasons behind the move [...]. The first is to diversify suppliers and reduce the force's reliance on one company, the second is to give the Gendarmerie mastery of the operating system and the third is cost [...]The move away from licensed products is saving the gendarmerie about seven million euros (10.3 million dollars) a year for all its PCs.The 70,000 desktops of the French Gendarmerie should be 100% Linux by 2013-2014.This is, again, a proof that Linux solutions became mature enough to compete with Microsoft Windows.Dell now sells computers with Linux instead of Windows.OLPC and EEEPC use Linux.Several administrations around the world are seriously planning to move to Linux and Open-Source.Is this is the beginning of a new era ? How many administrations around the world will abandon Microsoft too ?How long before buying a computer with Linux sounds like a serious option for a majority of consumers ?I wonder if Microsoft really feel worried about that ... =o)

Topic by chooseausername    |  last reply

problems installing blobDetection Library in Processing to make an Auto Turret? Answered

I'm trying to install blobDetection in processing to make an Auto Turret.  I downloaded the Library from this link and followed the provided instructions, but I wasn't able to get it to work. I got an error saying Access was denied. Can someone help me get the library to work? I'm using windows 7. Thanks!

Question by Chowmix12    |  last reply

how to break password of windows please reply as soon as possible its very urgent ?

As i am working on administrator as i forget the password i tried lot i didn't get the password i cant format my pc as it is main system of plant as all works are done here

Question by chetan_chaitu    |  last reply

How to tell if your subscription is current?

I cant seem to print off instrctables anymore saying that I'm not a premium member. I have not received an email saying that my subcription is due to be renewed. Is there an administration side of instructables that I can contact to discuss my subscription?Any help would be great. Grant

Topic by gking8    |  last reply

How do i download Youtube videos FREE, FAST and WITH NO CATCHES? Answered

Ugh, I spent the last half hour downloading softwares to download youtube videos to itunes, and none worked or I wasn't a administrator. The thing that used to be there on youtube to download videos isn't, and I'm stuck at a crossroad.

Question by NYPA    |  last reply

Can't access files

Whenever I go to download my files from my instructable How to play story slams, I get this error. I've tried chrome, Firefox  and internet explorer, on windows 7 and chrome and internet explorer on windows 8.  Any ideas? I will love you for forever if you fix this, Milkywaybar

Topic by milkywaybar    |  last reply

Printing Instructable Not working

Tried to print the Crochet Mustache Hat, but every time I click on 'print' link I get this message: 403 Forbidden Request forbidden by administrative rules. It's forbidden to print an instructable? Hmmm BTW the HP wireless advert that pops up when I click on the print link is really annoying. thanks, jamowa

Topic by jamowa    |  last reply

how do i logon to windows xp professional without knowing what the admin password is?

 I have been given a computer from a school, but they haven't given me the user information (this was last year). I have tried using administrator as the username and leaving the field blank but i am not getting on

Question by mad-tris    |  last reply


Not sure if this is a bug or if should be brought up in this section, I apologize in advance if it does not belong here. I was on the site gearing up to do the "Perfboard Hackduino (Arduino-compatible circuit) "by jmsaavedra and all was good until I selected the view all steps button. I received and still receive       "403 Forbidden                                                                                   Request forbidden by administrative rules."                                                                                     Can anyone lend a hand here? I've been looking forward to making a few of these for some time now and finally have just about everything needed (except my sockets for atmegas,any day now) but figured I could just leave all final connections to chip open to do later. Would post a pic but I'm sure we've all seen the white page with black letters at one point in our lives. It happenes on all my computers and my android.Please help.

Topic by taattooed3    |  last reply

i want a login screen!!!!

I have just changed the administrator account password with a CMD, but now the problem is, instead of showing any login thingie (like typing user password or the click user==> enter password) it just starts straight up to a guest account, how can i disable this (i cannot do alot on this PC, no configuration screen or users...)?

Question by godofal  

Cannot log in with Autodesk account

Hi The last two days I cannot log into Instructables with my Autodesk account It keeps popping up with this message: 403 Forbidden Request forbidden by administrative rules. I am on Win 8.1, Chrome. I tried different browsers and all have variations of the same error. I am able to log in with other accounts.

Topic by Quintussmit    |  last reply