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accidentally deleted administrator, what to do now?


elleanor

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i accidentally changed my admin account into local account now i can't install apps and do anything with it. help please
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whenever i try to install some apps it always say.. type an administrators password but then i dont know how to. all i remember was that before i change my account into standard account. im stuck here .
 
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Could you post a screen shot of where you changed it ?
 

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elleanor

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Could you post a screen shot of where you changed it ?
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that part is where i changed it into standard local account and before it says there bassh. administrators account passowrd protected. now i cant install something cause it always ask my administrators account.

i cant get into my command prompt (admin) too ,cause some people said i should go there
 

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Enable the administrator account on Windows 8. After logging in with this account, you can change your regular account back to an administrator account..

Windows 8: Enable the hidden Administrator Account | Ghacks
i can't it says this all the time .. i can't get into command prompt (admin) either.
i can only go to the command prompt.

To get administrator command prompt, put the cursor in the very bottom left corner of the screen & right click.
A menu will pop up with the administrator command prompt as an option.
Click it. :)

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Another way to get Administrator Command Prompt:

Open Search from Charms Bar:

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Type in cmd:

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Right click Command Prompt & click Run as Administrator:

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Good luck. :)
 

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To get administrator command prompt, put the cursor in the very bottom left corner of the screen & right click.
A menu will pop up with the administrator command prompt as an option.
Click it. :)
I'm not sure that (or the other option to get there from the Start Screen) will work.

When you run that option as a Standard user, you need to type in the password of one of the Administrator-level accounts on the PC.

However I think the issue here might be that there are no such accounts (unless the techniques to enable the hidden Administrator account can be made to work).

Edit: Although I did see mention of it asking for a password to the Administrator account - a screenshot of that message might be helpful.

Microsoft have presumably done a good job of stopping people logging in as Administrator unless they have the right account - which is a good thing - but it means that there may not be a way to hack in.

I'm less sure that Microsoft do a good job of warning people who are about to change the last Admin-level account on the computer to Standard!
 

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The person should at least try one or both methods & post back with the results.
Until the OP tries we won't know for sure.:geek:
 

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Can't Elleanor just change the account to Administrator like in the picture ?

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I accidentally deleted the Administrator account on one of my Win 8 installs, doing some testing for a client. The only way I found to get it back, after researching many sites, was to do a complete restore from a Macrium backup.
 

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elleanor

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doesn't work i took a screenshot while trying the option 2
it always turns out to be this
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Click Continue & the prompt won't come back.
i actually did click continue and then it gives me a prompt if i would like to access it.
i tried taking screenshot of it but i cant. it says on the prompt
program name:edit security
publisher:microsoft windows
then,to continue,type a password then click yes
but then i can't click the yes option and there"s no dialog or soemthing that i will put the password i know.
 

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doesn't work i took a screenshot while trying the option 2
it always turns out to be this
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In step 1 of the tutorial it says
1. Open a command prompt at boot.

Did you do that before trying the Regedit command? That screen looks like what you might get from running a command prompt within Windows 8, not at boot.

i actually did click continue and then it gives me a prompt if i would like to access it.
i tried taking screenshot of it but i cant. it says on the prompt
program name:edit security
publisher:microsoft windows
then,to continue,type a password then click yes
but then i can't click the yes option and there"s no dialog or soemthing that i will put the password i know.
Does <Windows Key>+ <PrintScreen> key combination work to get a screenshot? (It should put a .png file containing the screenshot in a folder within the Pictures folder within My Documents)
 

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In step 1 of the tutorial it says
1. Open a command prompt at boot.

Did you do that before trying the Regedit command? That screen looks like what you might get from running a command prompt within Windows 8, not at boot.
I had a go at this myself earlier - it looks like you need to boot from a Recovery drive or Installation disk (if Windows 8 was installed as an upgrade) to get to the command prompt with the right access.

The option to get to a command prompt at boot time from within Windows 8 itself needs an administrator-level password, which probably won't help you.

The other catch is that you need to have admin rights to create the Recovery drive, but you may be able to find someone else with a Windows 8 PC who can help create it (it needs to be the same no. of bits as your PC, so a Recovery drive created on a 32-bit machine won't work on a 64-bit machine).
 

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Restore it to factory settings.
I would.
 

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