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Suddenly lost admin privileges and now unable to change

  1. #1

    Posts : 10
    windows 8

    Suddenly lost admin privileges and now unable to change

    Hi all

    I hope somebody can perhaps rescue me,

    I have had win8 for approx 1 year and just upgraded to win8.1 last week.

    I installed bitdefender total security at the same time and everything was fine for a few days until one morning I woke up my Laptop to find I couldnt open a software program. Further investigation has found that I can not alter anything on my machine.

    I have only the one user account which has my name, email, Administrator and password protected showing.

    I can use my laptop still but have no admin rights at all.

    When i try to open command prompt (admin) it takes a few minutes to come back with an error saying cannot access specified path, file folder etc...

    I am pulling my hair out as i cant even restore my system back to factory settings.

    How can I restore my factory settings from this point??

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 18
    Windows 8.1 Professional 64-Bit

    Are you able to login to administrator and give back your admin rights?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    Posts : 10
    windows 8

    i really cant do anything like that, sorry i created another thread here and have gotten more responses:
    locked out and require help with clean install

    please close this thread admin ty
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Suddenly lost admin privileges and now unable to change

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