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Administrator Settings

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    Administrator Settings

    Upgraded from Widows 7 to 8. All was well until I messed with user accounts. Now I can't sign on as an administrator. Cannot make program upgrades. Followed this tutorial, but the computer won't allow me to uncheck the box to enable the Administrator.

    How To Unlock Administrator Account in Windows 8 - YouTube

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  2. #2

    Posts : 2,156
    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP

    I am sorry about your experience. Maybe your best option will turn out to be:

    Reset your PC
    —Formats, removes everything, and reinstalls Win8. Not even settings maintained. Be well backed up.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 21,863
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello chjlaj, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Are you signed in an administrator account? You will not be able to enable the built-in Administrator account in a standard user account.

    Double check using an option in the tutorial below instead to see if it may help to enable the built-in Administrator account.

    Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
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