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Deleted the only user on Windows 7 and now it's saying the Administrator/guest accounts are "disabled."

This computer was recently upgraded to Windows 7 Professional and has no installations beyond out-of-the-box... I deleted the username I had set it up with in order to login from a domain attached username (so it would create its own desktop); however, when I did this it didn't accept the new user I tried to add in. So, I can't create a username and the Administrator/guest account says "disabled."

Things I've tried:
• I have used command prompt in recovery to try and do a "net user Administrator /active:yes"
• Tried a system restore, however, there are no points.
• System recovery -- no bueno.
• Safe mode [with networking] -- doesn't show any type of Safe Mode, possible due to Profession Win7?
• Tried net user /add username password + net localgroup /add username password... No luck

Please help!
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Both the administrator and guest accounts are disabled by default in Windows 7.

Easy way to enable is below:

Go into Safe Mode and see if Administrator appears on the Welcome Screen. If it does, log in and create an extra administrative account for elevation and emergencies (see below for suggested user account setup).

If Administrator doesn't appear on the Welcome Screen, enable it as follows:

Boot from Windows 7 installation DVD (not a recovery DVD) you can boot the system with it. Select the default language, then choose "Repair your computer". Then select "Command Prompt". At the command prompt type:

net user administrator /active:yes [enter]

Remove the DVD, reboot the computer, and log into the built-in Administrator account.

I have done what I hate and not read your post properly. Sorry Ignore what I said.

try a boot CD like suggested by Phreakwently.

I personally use UBCD4WIN.
I've downloaded and am going to try from that page, it's about 160MB and an ISO so you will need to burn it to CD but there are free ISO burners.
I use IMGBurn from
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Great, thanks.