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  1. #41


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
    @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
    .
    Bill,
    1. Open an elevated command prompt, and do either step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.
    We cant get access - as we don't have admin privlages

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  2. #42


    Niles
    Posts : 54
    windows 8.1


    well kyhi, i clicked the link in your signiture for the media creator, saved it to my desktop, tried to run it. the laptop wont open it. and as usual...i cant run it as admin. unless there's a way to get an iso of win 8.1 and use a third party program to create a boot-able drive,then run from boot? if at all....only a few days till i receive my manufacturer flash drive MAN, i hope that works. lol.
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  3. #43


    Niles
    Posts : 54
    windows 8.1


    i cant run ANY .exe files that i download.
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  4. #44


    Niles
    Posts : 54
    windows 8.1


    and if anyone can tell me what this means after i type net user administrator/active yesClick image for larger version
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  5. #45


    Yellow Belly
    Posts : 178
    Windows 8.1 with Bing x64


    You need a space between administrator and /active:yes

    net user administrator /active:yes
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  6. #46


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by sstewart View Post
    well kyhi, i clicked the link in your signiture for the media creator, saved it to my desktop, tried to run it. the laptop wont open it. and as usual...i cant run it as admin. unless there's a way to get an iso of win 8.1 and use a third party program to create a boot-able drive,then run from boot? if at all....only a few days till i receive my manufacturer flash drive MAN, i hope that works. lol.
    Run the downloaded media creation tool.exe on your vista machine.. And then boot to that setup media on the laptop

    1) create setup media using any PC
    2) boot messed up PC from media
    3) hit F10 to bring up command prompt
    4) enable Admin account > net user administrator /active:yes
    5) reboot to windows, create a New Admin User, delete local user account..

    Five steps and your done..

    Would somebody please verify that the setup media will download in another OS.. I am most sure it does..
    But cant verify because I have all win8 pc's
    Last edited by KYHI; 07 Jan 2015 at 22:12.
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  7. #47


    Posts : 2,690
    Windows 3.1 > Windows 10


    One more option:

    Go to Start Screen > Press and Hold Shift Key > Click Power Button > Restart
    You will enter the screen where three options are provided.
    Choose Troubleshoot Option > choose “Reset Your PC” > click “next” and follow the prompts to reset.
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  8. #48


    Niles
    Posts : 54
    windows 8.1


    When I downloaded the file on my vista, I then tried to run it. It said that I can only do it from windows 7 or greater...although I didn't right click to run it as administrator on vista. Didn't know if that would make any different or not, by then is when I tried to runit on win8. That's when I found out I cant run any .exe files. So #1 on the instructions, "create setup media using any pc"....didn't work for me. Hmmm. Lol
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  9. #49


    Niles
    Posts : 54
    windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by stringjunky View Post
    You need a space between administrator and /active:yes

    net user administrator /active:yes
    I realized that. I typed it the right way with spaces...I got the same screen.
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  10. #50


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    I don't think I need any help or advice as I'm sure its done. Unless anyone wants to help contribute to the $40 fund for the recovery usb from toshiba.
    I bought recovery dvds from Gateway for $20.
    I have had to use them twice.

    I do not regret spending the $20.
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