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Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by fpat, Mar 25, 2012.

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  1. fpat

    fpat Thread Starter

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    When I installed Wiin8 I don't recall having an opportunity to set up an administrator account. Is there some way to set up this account now? I am prevented from doing some things now due to lack of admin credentials.
     
  2. TerryNet

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    What kind of account do you have?

    I don't remember the exact key strokes but I managed to avoid giving my email and password and now have an account that has my chosen name and picture and shows in User Accounts as

    You cannot add another account I assume.
     
  3. fpat

    fpat Thread Starter

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    Tnx for the response, TerryNet. I did manage to change my personal account so that it comes up automatically and does not require a password, but have not been able to set up an administrator account or do anything that requires admin access.
     
  4. Elvandil

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    Your account must be an admin account, isn't it?
     
  5. TerryNet

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    Please show a screen shot of the User Accounts - Manage Other Accounts page. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 8 or 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

    For comparison mine is attached.
     

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    Tnx for the suggestions. Problem solved.
     
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