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Removed my Only User Account from Administrators Group

  1. #11


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    @topgun

    B4 it used to Hang after choosing Removable disk
    what i do is press f12 on startup then choose Removable Disk, and then it detects/not (idk) and then directly goes to windows 8 loading,

    (and btw i was able to do that method on my laptop easily)

    MY PC motherboard is LENOVO 4089A15

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  2. #12


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    It depends on how you installed Windows 8 whether you installed it using MBR style or UEFI Style. After pressing F12, you need to select the correct one to boot from. For MBR, it'll show something like USB-XXXX. For UEFI style, you need to select UEFI-USBXXXX
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  3. #13


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    @topgun

    My usb was 3rd in boot sequence thats why i was unable to do it
    All i had to do is to put usb first in boot sequence and other hdd's 2nd and 3rd

    I was able to regain my admin access back by using that ISO and rufus u gave, but i used the regedit method coz i dint want to go to the booting thing again.

    and i have 1 question, of that regedit method, is it safe now to delete the REM_SAM registry i created? or should i keep it as it is?
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  4. #14


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by adamf View Post
    You could try this User account type changed from Admin to Guest but if not you'll have to restore or do a clean install I think.
    @Adamf
    This is one of my post and it only works if Windows 8 was installed using MBR style.
    @OP
    Here's another approach. In the first step, it uses Windows Installation disk and if you don't have it then any bootable WinPE would work as long as you can open the Admin Command Prompt.

    If you have the Windows Recovery disk then you can use it, else download: Macrium WinPE .iso - OneDrive , put it in a USB stick then boot up. On the bottom left corner, you'll see a command prompt icon, use it then follow the next step in the link below:
    Deleted admin account in Win 8.1 update. How to restore?
    This is also an excellent choice. I have my notebook set up that way now. I like having the access right on the login screen. Dang I have used both of your methods and they work like a charm!
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  5. #15


    Posts : 7
    Windows 8


    All my problems are solved please close this thread mods,

    And all of you, thanks for the help.
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  6. #16


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Great. I am glad we could help and thanks for the rep
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