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Can't access Administrator Account on Windows 8

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    windows 8

    Can't access Administrator Account on Windows 8


    I set up the Admin Account with the incorrect email address - @yahoo.com instead of @yahoo.co.uk and now I can't access the Admin account.

    I have tried to reset the Admin password, but on the https://account.live.com/ResetPassword.aspx it would not even recognise the @yahoo.com sign on.

    How can I get out of this? Is there a way of resetting Windows 8 or making the correct account the administrator without the Admin access?
    Last edited by Brink; 13 Jan 2013 at 12:11. Reason: removed email address so it won't get spammed to death

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Paul, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    You might see if this may be able to help. You can do it online from any computer.

    Microsoft Account - Change Email Address in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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