Windows 7 Administrator doesn't have administrative rights.
Hello, I am a Linux user but on my Windows partition I have had some issues with installing/uninstalling of programs. This was odd because my user was an administrative user, not a standard one.
I had never had any problems with installing/uninstalling programs before until I tried to uninstall Visual studio 2012 Ultimate. I was given a notification about Error 2203. After a quick Google search I realised that it was a permissions problem and that I could fix this by opening the command prompt as an administrator and typing, "net user administrator /active:yes" and logging into that account to uninstall any program.
This worked for a while but I then had issues doing it from the administrators account as well. I thought since it was a permissions issue that I could create a new account with all the default permissions as I had before. But there was one problem. In the administrators account I can not open "Add or remove user accounts". I have no idea how this is even possible that the administrator has lost administrative rights.
Any help would be much appreciated. I do realise that a fresh start with Windows is an option but I would rather not do that.
Thank you in advance,
P.S. Apologies for any grammatical errors in my post. English is not my strong point.