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Windows 8.1 'Blue' preview: It beats Windows 8

  1. #41

    South Coast NSW, Australia
    Posts : 615
    Windows 8.1 'Ultimate' RTM 64 bit (Pro/WMC).

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Wenda View Post
    You can create a local account, but as yet I have not been able to create an Admin account (apart from the MS one), only 'user' accounts..
    Maybe i'm missing something, but what's wrong with creating a new account, going into the account properties and changing it from Standard to Administrator?

    I do notice that if you use the Metro UI to change the user to Administrator, I get "an error occurred". But if you open up the Manage Accounts applet from control panel, you can do so without a problem. this is most likely a bug. It also does the same thing if you try to change from Administrator to Standard.
    Did you see the words 'as yet' in the comment you quoted?

    It would not work for me last night, and I was too knackered to keep playing with it. Yes, it may have been a bug, as you say.

    However, it took some updates this morning (don't know if that's related) and now I can set my local account as Admin.

    All is now rosy.


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  2. #42

    Pembrokeshire, South Wales, UK
    Posts : 652
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 32 bit/ Windows 8.1 64 bit

    I'm waiting for my new external hard drive before I do anything about it. Got restore DVD that I made just after getting this Asus Notebook but when I've got an image done I might put the review on a separate partition.

    My 8 came installed on this Notebook and I didn't upgrade to Pro.
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