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Lost admin rights in the only user account in the computer

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    Windows 8.1

    Lost admin rights in the only user account in the computer


    Well, I has playing around with netplwiz in order to (at least try) remove the password need when I log into the computer. I've managed to take out the password in the login, but now the only account existent in the computer no longer has the admin rights and it's listed as guest account. It wouldn't be that much of a problem if the UAC didn't prompted me every now and then (like when I try to run .exe files or do things that require admin rights) and asked for the admin password (which is "blank", as there is no digit in it). Not only that but also there's nowhere to "type" the password in the UAC prompt.
    Is there anyway to solve this? I'm willing to do things as re-install windows, but no format because I don't want to lose my file. If you guys could show me a way to solve this without re-installing windows it would be much appreciated.
    Thanks in advance, Henrique.

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    Quote Originally Posted by henriquelicori View Post
    Well, I has playing around with netplwiz in order to (at least try) remove the password need when I log into the computer. I've managed to take out the password in the login, but now the only account existent in the computer no longer has the admin rights and it's listed as guest account. It wouldn't be that much of a problem if the UAC didn't prompted me every now and then (like when I try to run .exe files or do things that require admin rights) and asked for the admin password (which is "blank", as there is no digit in it). Not only that but also there's nowhere to "type" the password in the UAC prompt.
    Is there anyway to solve this? I'm willing to do things as re-install windows, but no format because I don't want to lose my file. If you guys could show me a way to solve this without re-installing windows it would be much appreciated.
    Thanks in advance, Henrique.
    I think I would move that file you don't want to lose to an external drive or to the cloud before you loose it.
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    Joisey
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    Windows 8.1 consumer 64 bit


    This thread may help you get going - if you enable the admin account you should be able to log into it and fix your personal account. Check out option 2 - you run it at boot so you don't need to be logged in. I have not done this myself, but reading thru the thread indicates it should work.

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