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Administrator Password

  1. #21

    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    It's the default account for Windows 8, it would have asked you to set it up during install or original user setup. If you have any kind of Windows Live account, like Hotmail or Technet, or Windows Live Mail, then you already have a Skydrive account, just go to the Skydrive page and log in with your Hotmail/Windows Live Mail or MS Technet credentials.

    But what you are saying is your problem was a degraded account? I don't know if it will happen again, but if you merged your Skydrive account into your Windows 8, it'll always be Administrator level.
    Thanks for the explanation. The desktop was "setup" by Dell when I got it. I was not asked to setup Skydrive account when I "first" turn on this PC at the very first time. I don't have hotmail, Windows Live mail or Technet account. I am using Gmail and Verizon email.


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  2. #22

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    Ah I see, it had a local account per setup. What should have happened, was you change the Local account to a SkyDrive account, it merges the original local account into your SkyDrive account, and this changes the name of the folder too, unlike XP/Vista/7 where if you change your user name it does not change the folder name, the original folder is named for the original user name, With Windows 8, the local account folder name gets overwritten with the first park of your SkyDrive account name. Like for instance, my SkyDrive user name is "XweA, ponX" so my folder changed from ASUS, which was the windows 7 user name, to XweA, the "first name" of my account name. That's probably confusing, but its how Windows 8 behaves.
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