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Lost Administrator Rights in Windows 8.1/8, How to Get It Back?

Sept. 23, 2014 11:35 am / Posted by Ruby Johnson to Windows 8 Tips
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"I was trying to disable the need to login every time I booted up the PC, but now I've lost admin rights. Any ideas how I can get the admin rights back on the account? Safe mode, an option?"

Lost administrator rights on your Windows 8.1 PC without a sign? Try to do a system restore to get it back but it comes up with a message saying along the lines Admin rights are required? This is really painful since for every operation you have to carry out, requires the administrative rights itself, which you have lost unfortunately. If you really lost the admin privileges in Windows 8.1/8, the only way to get it back is to create a new Admin account.

Below we will show two efficient ways for you to create a new administrator account when you lost administrator rights in Windows 8.1/8. Select the perfect one at your will.

Method 1: Create a New Admin Account Easily with Windows Password Recovery

Since you already lost the administrator privileges, the traditional way to create an admin account doesn't work for you. You can follow my advice to create a new admin account with powerful Windows Password Reset Tool .

Free Trial Windows Password Recovery Tool:

Size: 53.7MB

Method 2: Create a New Admin Account under Safe Mode

Besides method above, the method introduced below is also worked but a little difficult for computer novice.

After creating the new admin account with Windows Password Reset Tool or in Safe Mode, you can restart your PC and log into this new account. Backup your documents from the old administrator account and delete the old admin account. You can also switch to the Microsoft account to synchronize your settings with your new admin account.

Free Trial Windows Password Recovery Tool:

Size: 53.7MB
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