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  1. #100


    Posts : 125
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by xraiderv1 View Post
    then you're gonna be redoing alot of settings.
    Well, I wanted a mostly clean slate, without having to mess with ntfs priviliges. Didn't quite work out.

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  2. #101


    Posts : 22,358
    64-bit Windows 10


    At least you got the clean slate part down.
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  3. #102


    Posts : 2
    windows 8.1 pro


    what if i don't have an administrator account?
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  4. #103


    Posts : 22,358
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello techgirl, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Clean install?

    Clean Install - Windows 8
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  5. #104


    Posts : 2
    windows 8.1 pro


    thank you so much brink ! actually,the problem with my pc is that i have three local accounts and none of it belongs to administrator.I don't exactly remember what changes i did.I couldn't install apps.It prompts me to enter admin. password.But the dialog box has the yes button disabled.I have tried every solution listed in the forum,but in vain ! can you help me out? I'm doomed !
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  6. #105


    Posts : 22,358
    64-bit Windows 10


    techgirl,

    You could see if you may be able to the built-in Administrator account at boot, sign in to that account, and be able to change the others back to administrator.

    Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

    If you are unable to, then you may need to clean install Windows after backing up anything you do not want to lose.
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