Enable administrator user account on Windows 8


Tired of UAC pop-up boxes asking for permission while using Windows 8 computer. Just like on Windows 7, there is in-built administrator (admin) profile account. Administrator account has all permissions and full access to various aspects of your Windows PC. You can activate default admin account on your Windows 8 computer using following procedure.

Turn ON default admin user account on Windows 8

1. On your Windows 8 computer first open the┬áRun box by pressing Win + R keys. Then type lusrmgr.msc and press the Enter key to open “Local Users and Groups” box.

2. Double click Users option on the left sidebar to view current user account available on your Windows 8 PC. At the top will be ‘Administrator’ listing with description that reads “Built-in account for administering the computer / domain”.

3. Now double click on Administrator listing, this will open dialog box for Administrator Properties. Here click to uncheck “Account is disabled” option. Then click Apply and OK.

4. Once you have enabled the default administrator account, now you can proceed to select password for this account. Right click on ‘Administrator’ account listing and then click Set Password option.

Now administrator account is active on your Windows 8 PC. Restart PC and attempt to login using newly activated admin account on your computer.

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