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Accidently deleted my Microsoft Admin account

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    windows 8

    Accidently deleted my Microsoft Admin account


    I recently got a Windows 8 HP Sleekbook and accidently deleted my own microsoft Admin user account.Now I can login through the standard user account but cannot do the administrator stuff.Can you please tell me what to do?

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    I did that, accidentally doing some testing, and the only way I found to get it back was reinstall Windows. Fortunately I had a full Macrium backup and was able to restore back to the date the backup was created (about a week earlier).
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    windows 8


    Thanks for letting me know but how willl I be able to reinstall the windows if I am not logged in as administrator?
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Just my advice, I don't mean to butt in.

    Do restore points.
    & general backups.
    They save weeping & gnashing of teeth.
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    David, you are correct. Backups are not for IF they are needed, they are for WHEN they are needed. I constantly nag my clients about backing up.

    Here is the HP procedure to create recovery media. You may still be able to do that even though you no longer have Admin rights. If not, contact HP support to see if there is some other way of doing a recovery. If not, you will have to reinstall with a Windows 8 disc.

    HP procedure: HP Pavilion Sleekbook 14-b000 - HP PCs - Creating Recovery Discs or Saving a Recovery Image to a USB Flash Drive (Windows 8) - c03481733 - HP Business Support Center
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    64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro


    Enable the built-in administrator account, and use it to repair your account..

    Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    A story to point out the usefulness of restore points.

    I got everything running good & made a restore point.

    I had been researching boot options.
    I went into the BIOS & enabled the Boot Menu.(Press F-12 when restarting to get Boot Menu)
    That worked good.
    The option to press F-12 showed up when restarting.

    I kept restarting in different boot options until I over did it & got a black screen.
    From which I could proceed no further.

    So, I restarted & pressed F-12 to get the Boot Menu & chose #6 in the list to boot into Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
    The command prompt that appeared was Administrator Command Prompt.

    I typed in rstrui.exe & pressed Enter & in the recovery window that appeared chose the latest restore point.

    It restored & everything was back to normal.

    I needed no .wim files or .iso files or any of the other crazy stuff I see suggested in this forum for restoring functionality to one's computer.

    I lost no programs, files, or Windows Updates using this method.

    The gist of this is this making of restore points is a very good idea.
    Enabling Boot Menu too.
    Command Prompt in Safe Mode with rstrui.exe saves the day.

    No Hirens Boot CD or any other crap that boggles the mind.

    Microsoft should have made using a restore point available at restart as an option, instead of someone having to resort to refreshing or restoring to factory settings.

    Well, I figured out how to use a restore point.
    It saves a lot of time & aggravation fixing your computer.
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    Windows 8.1, 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Tews View Post
    Enable the built-in administrator account, and use it to repair your account..

    Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
    But that tutorial says:
    You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.
    So unless that's incorrect, I'm not sure if it will work given the OP doesn't have administrator rights?
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  9. #9


    Posts : 3
    windows 8


    David you are right I already tried to enble it but it didnt worked
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