You will need
- A computer running the Windows XP operating system
Click on the icon "My computer" right-click in the resulting menu, select "Manage". A window will appear in which you will find a parameter "Local groups and users". Opposite him is the arrow. Click on it with the left mouse button and you will see two lines - "Users" and "Groups". Select "Users" and your profile, clicking the right button of the mouse.
Pop up the context menu, in which click "Properties", then "group Memberships". A group of "Administrators". Click on the "Add" command, then click OK. Now in order for the changes to take effect, restart the computer.
There is another way how to make existing profile administrator computer and create a new profile with administrator rights. Click "start", then select "control Panel". On it locate the "Accounts and users". Select "Add and remove accounts and users.
Now, depending on the situation, you need to act in two ways. The first method implies that you already have an account on that computer. Select your account and in the appeared window "changes in account" select "Change account type". Will pop up a window where you can select the type of account. Choose "Administrator". Then at the bottom click on the command "Change account type". Now you are administrator of the computer.
The second method is applicable in the case if you do not have an account on the computer. Once you select "Add and remove accounts and users", click on "create an account". A window will appear where you must enter the name of your account, and as account type choose "Administrator".
Advice 2: How to obtain administrator rights on the computer
Have you ever had to face a situation when you try to open some folders with icons in the form of locks, for example, Documents and settings, gets the message "access is Denied" or , for example, stopped deleted files from the flash drive in Total Commander? This is because the account created during installation, although it is considered the administrator, in fact is not completely. And in this case, the admin account with full rights you need to activate yourself.
You will need
- -USB/CD with a recorded image of a WinXP PE. (Bart's PE or WinPE from ready Hunderroads)
- -Password ReNew
If your computer can boot from USB/CD, you select this boot option in the BIOS. Then for the rights of the administrator on the computer running Windows XP/2k/2003, write the downloaded image file WinXP PE on a USB/CD., First, if a CD, put the image inside the downloaded program Password Renew.
If it is USB, then just copy the program folder on bootable USB flash drive.After that, restart the computer using its USB/CD. Now, before you almost ordinary Windows interface. Open flash/disk and run Password Renew.
Next, select the path to your installation of Windows.Select the account that you wish to promote to administrator (Turn exiting user to Administrator). After that hit the Install button. Ready. Now restart the computer again and log in under my user, but with administrator rights.
If you need to do it in secret from the administrator of the network/system, then after all the necessary operations remove yourself from the admin list and restart the system again. Do this: go to control Panel, then computer Management, then Local users and groups and enter the Users. In the Properties select your user and delete from the Administrators group in the tab group Membership.
There's an even easier way of getting admin rights, and if you do fit, then the task, you will cope much faster. For the English version of the OS type in command prompt: net user Administrator /active:yes, but for the Russian: net user Administrator /active:yes.
Then right-click on "Computer" go to Manage – select "Local users and groups" and then "Users". Then right-click on the "account Administrator" – "Properties" and uncheck the box next to account is Disabled.