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

  1. #10


    I just want to delete the normal account and have the admin account is that possible? I want it to just go right in to windows desktop as well already in the admin account. I want windows 8 with xp freedom lol.

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  2. #11


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    papayrus,

    Yes, you could do that if you wish.

    However, the built-in Administrator account is only a local account, and cannot be switched to be a Microsoft account. You will also not be able to run any Store apps while signed in to the built-in Administrator account.
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  3. #12


    I don't really care about the apps but what do you mean by a Microsoft Account and what does it have to do with windows 8? Sounds like something I don't use in windows 8.
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  4. #13


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    The link in my post above will give you more information about a Microsoft account, but basically it's like a roaming profile account that uses an email address. It let's you sync your account settings on any PC that you have the same Microsoft account on.
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  5. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    The link in my post above will give you more information about a Microsoft account, but basically it's like a roaming profile account that uses an email address. It let's you sync your account settings on any PC that you have the same Microsoft account on.
    Sounds useful but I don't think I would miss it since I never even knew it exsisted.
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  6. #15


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    You might consider keeping another normal administrator account as a Microsoft account to play with to get more familiar with Windows 8.

    With what you are wanting to do, you will pretty much be missing a lot of features in Windows 8 that you might like.
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  7. #16


    Now you have me worried. What features will I be missing in admin mode? I just need the OS to operate bug free and don't need any fancy extras like syncing or apps. Now you got me thinking it will cripple some parts of the OS?
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  8. #17


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    No worries. syncing and apps is most of it. I was just making that recommendation so that you could do some exploring when you have time to see if you may like using them. That's all.
    Last edited by Brink; 30 Mar 2013 at 13:46. Reason: typo
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  9. #18


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    No worries. syncing and apps is most of it. I was just making that recommendation so that could do some exploring when you have time to see if you may like using them. That's all.
    That's cool yes I like using them on my machine but not on the business machines.
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  10. #19


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    Windows 8 Pro x64


    OPTION TWO

    To Enable or Disable Built-in Administrator in Command Prompt at Boot
    NOTE: This option is great for when you are unable to sign in to Windows 8.

    I was wondering, in case I won't be able to sign in into Win8 at some time, if one follows this, how do you know the password of the built-in administrator? And if there isn't any, doesn't that mean that anyone who steals a pc or laptop can get full access?
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