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netplwiz changed my standard account into guest account

LIke an idiot, I tried to enable automatic login without credentials via netplwiz. http://windows7news.com/2009/02/01/automatic-logon-into-windows-7/

I turned off Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer.

Unfortunately, this turned my standard user account (Home Users Group) into a guest account.

Now I can't do anything beyond a guest user can do, and I am effectively locked out of using RunAs administrator. I can't activate the hidden Administrator account (acces denied).

What do I need to do to go back? Am I really screwed and have to reinstall the OS?

Thanks in advance.
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xxnoel
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centervCommented:
Boot using win disk and see if you can use or have a good system restore point.
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acl-puzzCommented:
Hi

you dont need to reinstall OS simply issue this command in run or in cmd

control userpasswords2

now simply disable what wrong you have done.


Cheers
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xxnoelAuthor Commented:
I tried the second method (boot windisk and enable the admin account).

@ acl-plz,

I did try the run cmd- But since the user account has been turned into a guest account, access was denied, "system error 5".

The Admin account was disabled.
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centervCommented:
Great. Thanks for the feedback.
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