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Windows 7 - Lost Administrative Privileges

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Good Day Experts!

I am having trouble with a Windows7 setup.  I seem to have lost all Administrative privileges on the machine.  I cannot Manage or Add User Accounts.  I cannot get to the IP Address screen.  

I have tried net user administrator /active:yes     it tells me Access is denied.

I have tried so many things that I have lost track already.  Do you have any suggestions or references I can work through?  

Thanks,
jimbo99999
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hit the start button / type cmd in the search box, right click and select run as administrator
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jimbo99999 --
If this is something recent run a System Restore.

If no help, run a Repair Install
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html

This should not affect your installed programs or personal data, but a back up first is always a good idea.
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