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  1. #1


    Top Guest

    Administrator

    I have a Dell XPS M1530 with Vista Home Premimum. I have found no way to
    bring it up in administrator mode. I've tried F8 F11 and no joy. Any ideas>

    Thanks,
    Top

    (I posted this before but if there was an an answer I haven't found the
    answer, search didn't help)


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  2. #2


    Malke Guest

    Re: Administrator

    Top wrote:

    > I have a Dell XPS M1530 with Vista Home Premimum. I have found no way to
    > bring it up in administrator mode. I've tried F8 F11 and no joy. Any ideas>
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Top
    >
    > (I posted this before but if there was an an answer I haven't found the
    > answer, search didn't help)
    >
    The built-in Administrator account is disabled by default in Vista. Here
    is a link explaining the changes from XP to Vista:

    http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=942956


    Malke
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  3. #3


    Dave Guest

    Re: Administrator

    If you mean Safe Mode, F8 should do it.
    From the online manual....
    Turn on the computer. When the Dell logo appears, press <F8> several times
    to access the Vista Advanced Boot Options Window.


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    "Top" <topretired@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:4771aacf$0$2478$4c368faf@xxxxxx

    > I have a Dell XPS M1530 with Vista Home Premimum. I have found no way to
    > bring it up in administrator mode. I've tried F8 F11 and no joy. Any
    > ideas>
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Top
    >
    > (I posted this before but if there was an an answer I haven't found the
    > answer, search didn't help)
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    George Cuartero Guest

    RE: Administrator



    You can try activating it via cmd prompt.
    Just make sure that you run the cmd prompt in
    administrator mode


    net user administrator activate:yes


    hope this helps..


    George


    "Top" wrote:

    > I have a Dell XPS M1530 with Vista Home Premimum. I have found no way to
    > bring it up in administrator mode. I've tried F8 F11 and no joy. Any ideas>
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Top
    >
    > (I posted this before but if there was an an answer I haven't found the
    > answer, search didn't help)
    >
    >

      My System SpecsSystem Spec


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