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One of my games wouldn't launch so I was instructed to create a new user account in Vista with admin rights. Now the game opens but many of my programs and settings are gone on the new user.
I would like to set my old user account as admin, however it won't let me(change account type not highlighted in manage accounts).
Does anyone know if I can change a user account from standard to admin?
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Can you use the admin account to change the other account's settings?
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Yes, you can. Login as the administrator, go to User accounts in the control panel, select your account, and change the status from normal to admin account.
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Have you actually tried to run the game by right-clicking on the icon and select 'run as admin'?
    
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post #5 of 7
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When I tried that I just realized that both user accounts are admin. That would explain why I can't change it since its already admin. Noob
I'm not sure why I had to create a new user account to open Battlefield2142 but I guess I will have to live with it.
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Yes I tried that. I tried many suggestions from EA support and the only thing that worked was the new user account.
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have you tried changing your admin acount to "Super-Uber-Admin"?
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