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Standard account changing back to Admin on its own

  1. #1

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    Windows 8.1

    Standard account changing back to Admin on its own


    I installed Windows 8.1 two days ago and have set up two accounts, one Administrator tied to Microsoft and one local Standard account. For some reason, the Standard account keeps on changing its account type by itself to have full administrative rights. Any idea on how to fix this?

    Also, do you think I even need two accounts? I am the sole user of this PC. Do you think I could just use the Admin account? Thank you!

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  2. #2

    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64

    Hey mate,

    For your last question, I usually use a standard [Microsoft] account, where I do all my work. The admin account lies dormant, until I need to install anything on it. I just install from my standard account, using the Admin account info when needed.
    [Edit] The reason I do this is to add another layer of protection, to prevent malware access to the Admin account [/Edit]

    For the first problem, you might try creating the two accounts over again, and delete the old ones. Make sure you have all important and recommended updates installed from control panel, and an antivirus (Either the built-in Defender or another you trust).

    Let me know if this doesn't work for you, and I'll offer more advice. Take care.
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