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Accidentally deleted windows 8 user account

  1. #1


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    Windows 8

    Accidentally deleted windows 8 user account


    Here is what happened.

    I went to administrator tools > Computer management > Local users and groups > Users.

    Now I double clicked on the main user account. Then I switched to the 'member of' tab. I deleted the things whatever present over there.

    Then I restarted the system. Now I can only see Guest account. My main account is not visible there to login.

    I have no other account except Guest account. So I logged into the same but I cannot re enable the main account from here. Or I cannot create any new account from here.

    But it seems I have the built in administrator account enabled. Screenshot attached. I tried to restore my system. To do so it asked for the password of this administrator password. But I did not set any administrator password.

    So I'm stuck here with a Guest account. Please help me.

    By the way my main account is not deleted permanently. Screenshot attached for the same.

    The same question I posted on other site: Accidentally deleted windows 8 user account - xda-developers
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  2. #2


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Jazz, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    You might see if you may be able to enable the built-in Administrator account at boot using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below, then see if you may be able to create a new administrator account for you to use.
    If that doesn't work for you, then you could try booting into Safe Mode and try.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Windows 8


    Like I said it asked for me for a password to enter into the admin account. I tried many passwords yesterday. But no success.

    Today I tried to enter into it without typing any password and to my surprise it let me in. I never guessed it would be like this.

    I restored my system and everything is fine now.

    Problem solved.
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    64-bit Windows 10


    That's great news.
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  5. #5


    Quote Originally Posted by Jazz Like That View Post
    Like I said it asked for me for a password to enter into the admin account. I tried many passwords yesterday. But no success.

    Today I tried to enter into it without typing any password and to my surprise it let me in. I never guessed it would be like this.

    I restored my system and everything is fine now.

    Problem solved.
    Sorry to revive this post, but is this the default behavior of admin account for win8?
    I mean, no password at all? Isn't it too unsafe?
    TIA
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  6. #6


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello sps, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    In Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8, the built-in elevated "Administrator" account doesn't have a password by default. You must be an administrator to be able to enable this account. While that helps with security, it's still best to create a password for the account to be safe.
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  7. #7


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello sps, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    In Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8, the built-in elevated "Administrator" account doesn't have a password by default. You must be an administrator to be able to enable this account. While that helps with security, it's still best to create a password for the account to be safe.
    Hmm, I've never realized this, I'm mostly a linux user, however I've been trying Win8 and really enjoying the integration of metro apps.
    Thank you for your reply
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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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