I installed a Windows 8.1 laptop.
By default the Administrator account is disabled. During the install process, the user created belongs to the administrators group (call it FirstUser).
I installed various software, I created a normal account for the user (call it RealUser), and I mistakenly deleted FirstUser account (while I was connected under this account). I rebooted and… oh well, I understood the mistake. I no longer have access to any administrative privileges.
The laptop is still in workgroup.
I tested with Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor (latest version):
- Activated Administrator account, and blanked its password (no option to set a new one)
- Gave RealUser account administrative privileges
After reboot, only RealUser account is still available.
Once logged in, I'm unable to access anything requiring administrative provileges.
Does anyone know a way to successfully activate the Administrator account, or whatever ?