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how to change user to administrator

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by mannupanchpal, Nov 5, 2015.

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  1. mannupanchpal

    mannupanchpal Thread Starter

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    want to upgrade to windows 8.1 but i opened command prompt and saw i was logged in as user.
    how do i change to admin to scan the system in order to continue my upgrade
     
  2. lochlomonder

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    Open the command prompt with Administrator privileges and then type in net user administrator /active: yes before hitting the Enter key. Once it's told you this works, close the command prompt, log off, and now you should see the built-in Administrator account appear as a logon option. Click on that and, if it has no password, ensure you apply one once the profile is created.

    Do what you need to do with that, log off, log into the original profile, open the command prompt with Administrator privileges and then type in net user administrator /active: no before hitting the Enter key. This will deactivate the built-in Administrator account.
     
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