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Can't add a user to windows

  1. #1


    Posts : 14
    windows 8 pro

    Can't add a user to windows


    HI all, I am having this issue with adding a user or clicking on manage another account and with the guest account having a password. first I cant add anyone not even from the main administrator account that I enable. so whats wrong I have no idea. if someone knows how to fix please help. I running windows 8.1 preview

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  2. #2


    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Hi,

    In an elevated command prompt, run the commands below (pick an option and substitute Username and passwords with your own).

    Creating an administrator with a password
    Code:
    :: Creates new user "Username" with the password "asdf1234"
    net user Username asdf1234 /add
    :: Makes this user an administrator
    net localgroup Administrators Username /add
    :: Remove new user from the Users group
    net localgroup Users Username /delete
    Creating a standard user without a password
    Code:
    net user Username /add
    Bonus: passwords never expire
    Code:
    net accounts /maxpwage:unlimited
    If you have errors, post screenshots.

    Vadim
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  3. #3


    Posts : 14
    windows 8 pro


    so how does this fix my problem. it creates one from the command prompt ok. but how do I fix the standard way of doing it?
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  4. #4


    Posts : 480
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    It doesn't fix your problem, it allows you to create users while you evaluate a preliminary version of Windows. When the final one comes out, just do a clean install and see if the problem is gone

    Vadim
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