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    I had to completely reinstall Windows. I couldn't install XP Pro because I don't have the key. The disc was provided with my Dell Laptop, but no key. The key on the label was for Windows Vista (which I also had the disc for). I am restoring files from backups. When I tried to access a file I was told I didn't have permission to access that folder (Documents and Settings). I tried to change permissions, but was denied. I cannot figure out how to log on as the administrator. There is no Icon for it, and the Help is useless. I am the king of this computer. But I can't make it understand that. How do I get rid of this access restriction for the entire computer?
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    If you want to enable the Administrator account you can do so by typing this command

    Code:
    net user Administrator /active:yes
    Then you should be able to select Administrator from the welcome screen on bootup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truffle View Post
    If you want to enable the Administrator account you can do so by typing this command

    Code:
    net user Administrator /active:yes
    Then you should be able to select Administrator from the welcome screen on bootup.
    I get an error 5: Access denied
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    you might have to run the command prompt as an administrator

    So when you type cmd in the searchbox, right click on Command Prompt and select "Run as Administrator" and then try that command again

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    So something allowed me to do this this time.

    Thank you so much for your input. I am starting to be happier. Only a few more issues to work out.
    Scott Stewart
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