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Old 04-03-2007, 12:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Why am I not the 'Administrator'?

When I go to the control panel and click on 'passwords' or 'users' I get the error message saying that the administrator has restricted these files. It also happens with some third-party programmes.

I am a single-user on Win98SE so if I'm not the administrator who is!

Anyone know how to sort this out?

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Old 04-03-2007, 12:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Why am I not the 'Administrator'?

Those options have been disabled in your Windows 98 registry. Windows 98 doesn't have an "Administrator" account like Windows 2000/XP does, so if administrators want to lock you out, they have to edit the registry to disable it.

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Old 04-03-2007, 10:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks but I am the administrator on a user-only machine (i.e. nobody else is involved). This problem has only recently arisen and you suggest that it is something amiss in RegEdit - could you tell me what keys are at fault so I can correct them?
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