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HELP!! Cant access admin account

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    OZ mate
    Posts : 3
    windows 8

    HELP!! Cant access admin account


    Hi guys, fairly new to win 8 but I do remember 3:11 quite fondly and everything else leading up to this leadbelly software.
    Ok, first and last bitch. My son decided to give my mother his new (then) PC...She has a slow dial up and in the transition of adding her as admin and deleting him the network failed long enough to not allow her admin status to take effect but oddly enough allowing him to be deleted as admin....no big deal I thought (clueless as to the throttling grip MS has added to 8)...to date,I have tried everything to resolve this issue but foiled at every turn.
    Problem is the YES button is never highlighted in every event to add an admin password.
    I have followed pretty much most "solutions" only to be be mocked at the finish line with no YES button.
    ANY assistance would be welcomed.
    Thanks
    Rob.

    By the by...I have since bought the Princess Bride and myself laptops each with Win8 and was quite happy until I upgraded to 8.1 and lost my desktop pic...???? Bizarre...goneski...and after searching forever found the pix in some obscure folder not of my making...What is this dark majic you dabble in Mister Gates???

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  2. #2


    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Have you tried to turn on the built in Administrator account?

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

    You can use this to then make a new Administrator type user.
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    OZ mate
    Posts : 3
    windows 8


    Warning
    Be VERY careful to NOT make all or your only administrator account into standard accounts. Doing so will leave you with no way to do anything on your PC that requires being signed in as an administrator afterwards.

    You need to have at least one administrator account on the PC.



    THIS IS WHAT I HAVE DONE APPARENTLY.....what would be the next step to fix this if ANYTHING???
    Unfortunately, the computer was sold without a windows disc ....hmmm maybe copy the serial and have some-one FDISK?
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    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64


    Did you try option 2 from the tutorial above? You can enable the built in administrator account without signing on and then use it to change your account type.

    You can make a recovery drive if you didn't make one from one of your other PCs as long as they are the same (64 or 32bit and 8 or 8.1) version of windows. Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8

    Alternatively you can download the Windows 8 iso from here Upgrade Windows with only a product key - Microsoft Windows Help as long as you know your key.
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  5. #5


    OZ mate
    Posts : 3
    windows 8


    thanks,Adam...I will try that and let you know .thanks for the update for the upgrade.
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