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Win 8: Lost all admin access through mistake in netplwiz!

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    Windows 8

    Win 8: Lost all admin access through mistake in netplwiz!


    I foolishly changed all user accounts to standard in netplwiz and am left with no admin access -- Is there a way to create one, or restore the original? thanks so much.

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    Posts : 328
    Windows 8.1 (x64)


    You can reboot in safe mode ( How To Start Windows 8 or 8.1 in Safe Mode ) and activate the built-in administrator account ( Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8 ).

    Once done log in as administator and either create a new admin account or change your previous one. Then disable the built in admin again...
    Last edited by Brink; 03 Dec 2013 at 12:50. Reason: replaced link for the same here with more info
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    Posts : 2
    Windows 8


    Thanks so much!
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