Restore Hidden Administrator

I was trying to hide the main administrator user on my laptop, so that other users can use it, but not have access to log onto main admin account, I followed instructions to do this by adding another user with standard permissions and within Regedit added SpecialAccounts to User List and set hex to 0 and instructions said I would be able to access the hidden account via CTRL ALT DEL - this doesn't work, all admin permission options are now locked out and I do not get access to the admin user account at all now! Is there any way of getting this back?  Trying to access command prompt with Administrator permissions doesn't work either?
rowenazoneAsked:
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Emmanuel AdebayoGlobal Windows Infrastructure Engineer - ConsultantCommented:
Have you try to run "net user administrator /active:yes" on the command prompt without the quote.
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rowenazoneAuthor Commented:
To do that don't I need to run the command prompt as the Administrator, which I no longer now have access to, will it allow me to set that up just as a Standard User?
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rowenazoneAuthor Commented:
Tried it get system error - access is denied :(
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jcimarronCommented:
rowenazone--
To get back into the Admin account.
Reboot and continually click F8 as start up occurs.  You should get a screen allowing you to boot into Safe Mode.  Choose that.  When Safe Mode completes loading you should be offered a screen to enter as Administrator.
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Emmanuel AdebayoGlobal Windows Infrastructure Engineer - ConsultantCommented:
have you tried to logon using Save Mode, it should show the default administrator?
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rowenazoneAuthor Commented:
Have tried that, only shows the single user the other user is still hidden - have attached picture to show how administrator option just not there anymore
Admin-Error.png
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jcimarronCommented:
rowenazone--
"Have tried that"
It is not clear what you have tried.  See http:#a39571448

A somewhat lengthy procedure that may allow access to the Admin account.
http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/223184-forgot-admin-password-i-m-stuck-guest-account.html
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rowenazoneAuthor Commented:
I have tried going into Safe Mode, returns to windows with just the one user showing and trying safe mode with command prompt hangs and ends up loading windows normally?  

I have found this http://www.wincert.net/tips/1617-unhide-hidden-administrator-account-on-windows-7.html

Have got the original Windows 7 disc, but when I boot it through that, it is as though it is going to reload windows all over again?  As starts to ask about languages etc, can I get to a point with the boot up disc to be able to access the Regeditor as it suggests, didn't want to go through reloading windows?
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jcimarronCommented:
rowenazone--
You could try a Repair Install
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html
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rowenazoneAuthor Commented:
I have managed to fix it without doing a repair install, using the boot up disc, did a system restore to an earlier time before I even created second user account and it has restored my original account administrator settings so back to normal again!!  Am accepting jcimarron's as part solution as it was the link from the sevenforums site that made me realise I could maybe try the restore option as could not get access to it through normal windows without having Admin permissions.
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jcimarronCommented:
rowenazone--Glad all is well.
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Darr247Commented:
While I was making screen grabs showing how to fix it with regedit's Load Hive, asker closed question, so solution deleted.
HiveLoaded-SpecialAccounts.png
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rowenazoneAuthor Commented:
Found a way to do a system restore to bring system back to before changed user settings and hid the main administrator from Windows login.
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