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Primary account not in Administrator account list

  1. #1

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Primary account not in Administrator account list


    I've recently installed Windows 8.1.
    During Windows installation, I created my microsoft account but I can't change its type from guest to administator..
    In the User Manager from Administrator account, this Microsoft account doesn't appear, so I can't manage it...

    Any tips?


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  2. #2

    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello n4w4k, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    While signed in to an administrator account, see if you may be able to use an option in the tutorial below to change your account to be an administrator type. You may need to use OPTION FOUR with an elevated command prompt though.

    User Account Type - Change in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
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  3. #3

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    Hey Shawn,

    The problem is that my Microsoft account (the one created at Windows installation) is not in this list (option 4 of your link).
    I can't find any solution on the web

    Thanks for your help!
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  4. #4

    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10

    If it's not listed, then it may have been deleted. Double check using the tutorial below to see if you see your Microsoft account listed in it's detailed results.

    User Accounts - View Detailed Information About in Windows
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