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  1. #31


    Niles
    Posts : 54
    windows 8.1


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  2. #32


    Niles
    Posts : 54
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by sstewart View Post
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    sorry for the overload of pics lol
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  3. #33


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by KYHI View Post
    if that does not work, boot from the windows setup media you created

    when you get to the install screen hit F10 to bring up an admin command prompt

    then type> net user administrator /active:yes

    reboot select administrator as the user and then create another admin user account - with your name

    you should also delete the old local user account you are now having issues with
    or try this > "C:\Windows\System32\systemreset.exe"
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  4. #34


    Niles
    Posts : 54
    windows 8.1


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  5. #35


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    if that does not work,

    boot from the windows setup media you created

    when you get to the install screen hit F10 to bring up an admin command prompt
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  6. #36


    Niles
    Posts : 54
    windows 8.1


    well, its getting late for me and my eyes are bugging looking as these screens all day. maybe ill try the usb boot device tomorrow. ill reread the instructions and give it a try. ill download all the necessary files on my vista then work on the laptop. thanks to all with the suggestions. its greatly appreciated. talk to all tomorrow.
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  7. #37


    Penn's Forest
    Posts : 216
    Win8.1 Pro | Win10TP Pro - boot to VHD


    Hey there HYHI, we have to stop meeting like this

    I know you already suggested a Reset and it failed for a yet to be determined reason.

    The last thread I jumped in on - you were going down the Bare metal / PBR path. I just want to make sure I didn't miss something in this thread. The task you're trying to help SStewart complete is a plain vanilla Reset - right?

    If the answer is yes, then the Reset tutorial might help SStewart get the task completed.
    Reset Windows 8

    There are two options
    Rest at boot
    Reset from within Windows

    At the bottom of post# 1 (the actual tutorial) are related links that might come in handy at some point.

    Note the warning in the tutorial
    warning   Warning
    If you set UAC to Always notify me, then you will not be able to use the refresh and reset Windows 8 features. These features require UAC to be set to the default or lower level to work.

    that might have caused the previous failure - not sure because there isn't much I saw to make a good determination.

    Anyway, I posted the tutorial, carry on your own path or use the tutorial.

    Hope this helps solve the issue.

    Bill
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  8. #38


    Quote Originally Posted by sstewart View Post
    oh, there was...i just didnt think i needed to create them this quick...silly me, i know
    LOL I didn't either and when I did they didn't work or me Clean Install is the best way to go you get rid of a boat load of crapware the vendors put on them.
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  9. #39


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
    Hey there HYHI, we have to stop meeting like this

    I know you already suggested a Reset and it failed for a yet to be determined reason.

    The last thread I jumped in on - you were going down the Bare metal / PBR path. I just want to make sure I didn't miss something in this thread. The task you're trying to help SStewart complete is a plain vanilla Reset - right?

    If the answer is yes, then the Reset tutorial might help SStewart get the task completed.
    Reset Windows 8

    There are two options
    Rest at boot
    Reset from within Windows

    At the bottom of post# 1 (the actual tutorial) are related links that might come in handy at some point.

    Note the warning in the tutorial
    warning   Warning
    If you set UAC to Always notify me, then you will not be able to use the refresh and reset Windows 8 features. These features require UAC to be set to the default or lower level to work.

    that might have caused the previous failure - not sure because there isn't much I saw to make a good determination.

    Anyway, I posted the tutorial, carry on your own path or use the tutorial.

    Hope this helps solve the issue.

    Bill
    .
    The problem is he created a local user account and deleted the only admin account - and now he has no access to most of his system..

    Got to get him back to an admin account, since he is without admin access we need to boot from setup media

    so we can re-create (or access) an admin account

    The easiest method would of been a reset - BUT.. We don't have Access..
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  10. #40


    Penn's Forest
    Posts : 216
    Win8.1 Pro | Win10TP Pro - boot to VHD


    @KYHI: Ok, thanks. Why do I keep missing the little details in these threads

    I'll go back and revisit the posts to satisfy my curiosity (I'd be dead long ago if I were a cat )

    I'm not sure if this helps, but take a look:
    Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

    Bill
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