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how to enable administrator with user permissions

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    how to enable administrator with user permissions


    hello there
    as you know in windows 8 there is no administrator account enabled by default!and it have to be enabled manually!
    is there any way to enable this account without administrator power?is there any application to do that while system startup?anything like Hiren's boot cd?!
    thanks

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    Hello Saeed, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    When you setup Windows, you setup an administrator account by default. This is not the same as the built-in elevated "Administrator" account.

    Are you not able to sign in to your administrator account that you setup during Windows Setup?

    Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Saeed, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    When you setup Windows, you setup an administrator account by default. This is not the same as the built-in elevated "Administrator" account.

    Are you not able to sign in to your administrator account that you setup during Windows Setup?

    Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8
    hello n thanks for your reply.
    dear brink,the default account is not administrator!the problem is that i cannot make the user administrator through windows by normal ways!i need a solution to make the user administrator out of windows!sth like when we reset the "administrator" password!
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    What happened to your administrator account? (not referring to the built-in "Administrator")
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    What happened to your administrator account? (not referring to the built-in "Administrator")
    i do not know exactly!i have lost administrator power in my administrator user!and now i have only one account that is "user" only!and the disabled "administrator "account!
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    You could see if you may be able to enable the built-in Administrator account using Option Two in the tutorial link I posted above.

    If you are not able to, then you may need to refresh Windows to setup an administrator account again.

    Refresh Windows 8
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    In addition to the above. If your Windows was installed using legacy BIOS then you can use the Hiren's boot cd to reset it. If not, There are third party programs that allow you to reset your user's account and make you an administrator. Here's one of them:
    Lazesoft Recover My Password - Blank Windows administrator password. Clear Windows XP VISTA 2000 2003 2008 and newest Windows 7 logon password. Windows Password Recovery Freeware. . This program will support both legacy BIOS and UEFI

    EDIT:
    Here's a good video to reset Windows account using Hiren's Boot CD (Legacy BIOS)
    Reset/Recover Forgotten Windows 8.1 Password by AvoidErrors - YouTube
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