Author Topic: How do I set myself up as administrator on my laptop?  (Read 790 times)

alchemy

How do I set myself up as administrator on my laptop?
« on: July 11, 2008, 10:58:38 am »
Whenever I try to save files on the C drive of my laptop or make any sorts of changes I get a message saying I can't do it because I don't have administrator rights. It asks if I want to save the files in the "Carl" file instead. I've looked in "my computer" but can't find anything useful. The OS is Vista Home Basic.

How can I set myself up as the administrator?

tonycollinet

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Re: How do I set myself up as administrator on my laptop?
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2008, 12:38:47 pm »
You have to go to control panel - and then users or user accounts or somthing like this. But (and it's a biggy)

You need to be an administrator to change the access levels of user accounts. Hopefully there should be another logon id which is the administrator.

D0m1n1c Burford

Re: How do I set myself up as administrator on my laptop?
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2008, 07:04:39 pm »
Control Panel -> User Accounts -> User Accounts -> Change Your Account Type

alchemy

Re: How do I set myself up as administrator on my laptop?
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2008, 01:07:14 am »
Thanks guys - I've had a look under control panel and apparently I'm set up as administrator already, so I'll try again.

If that doesn't work I'm not sure what else to do to fix it, but think I can live with it.