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    Windows is not updating due to administrative right issue

    I have purchased a laptop(second hand) where windows 7 was installed but i am not able to update it because it says that you are not the administrator. I am struggling with it and more than 6 months had already passed. How to tell my computer that, i am the only administrator?

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    Support Array
    Join Date
    Apr 2012

    Re: Windows is not updating due to administrative right issue

    You will have to enable the hidden default administrator account and delete the other admin profile. To do the same,open command prompt as administrator. Type the following command and hit enter key on your keyboard "net user administrator /active:yes". This command will enable the default hidden administrator account. After that delete the old profile from your computer and configure a new Admin account. After deleting the old admin profile and creating an new one, enter the following command and hit enter "net user administrator /active:no". After that close the command prompt and restart your computer.
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    Aniruddha Array
    Join Date
    Jul 2012

    Re: Windows is not updating due to administrative right issue


    The Administrative Authority , or the lack of it is the handicap for you from bringing any change to the system.

    To avart the issue, either you need to input the Administrative Password, Or you need to do this :

    Enable hidden default "Administrator account", delete other admin account.
    Open "command prompt as administrator". Type "net user administrator /active:yes" , press Enter.
    Command enables "Default Hidden Administrator Account".
    Delete old profile and configure a new Admin account in your system.
    Enter "net user administrator /active:no", press Enter .
    Exit command prompt.


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    ak47 Array
    Join Date
    Jan 2013

    Re: Windows is not updating due to administrative right issue

    Click the following link: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w.../service-packs
    Click the service pack download link for your version of Windows.
    Follow the instructions to download and install the latest service pack.
    Restart your computer.
    Try to install the updates again.
    To perform an in-place upgrade, follow these steps:

    1. Close all applications.
    2. Insert the Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, or Windows Server 2008 R2 DVD in the computer's DVD drive.
    3. In the Setup window, click Install Now.

      If Windows does not automatically detect the DVD, follow these steps:
      1. Click Start, and then type Drive:\setup.exe in the Start Search box. Note: The Drive placeholder is the drive letter of the computer's DVD drive.
      2. In the Programs list, click Setup.exe.
      3. In the Setup window, click Install Now.
    4. Click Go online to obtain the latest updates for installation (recommended).
    5. Type the product key if you are prompted to do this.
    6. In the Install Windows screen, select the operating system that you want to Upgrade or Inplace.
    7. Click Yes to accept the Microsoft Software License Terms.
    8. In the Which type of installation do you want? screen, click Upgrade.
    9. When the installation is complete, restart your computer.

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