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I can't use administrator account

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    windows 8

    I can't use administrator account


    Hi guys:
    all users on my laptop are standard, now I want to install program, I couldn't. how to change the user type to be administrator through standard user to be able to install and uninstall programs.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Sami,

    What happened to the administrator account?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    windows 8


    Hello Brink,
    I have upgraded windows from single language to professional, then all uses became standard. for administrator account, it is disabled by default and I can't enable it through standard user.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,577
    64-bit Windows 10


    Looks like you may need to do a clean install to have an administrator account again.

    Clean Install with Windows 8 Upgrade
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    windows 8


    thank you so much
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