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04-29-2017 01:10 PM
after installing recovery media. administrator needed
i now am auto signed into windows as guest
ready to use widows update and assistant for drivers
but hp is denied access and i can only click on NO , do not allow
tried hidden administrator, hasn't changed user account
cannot change or add anyone in user account
pc apps still need to be installed
just need to be administrator
Thank-you tech helpers !
04-30-2017 02:43 PM - edited 05-01-2017 12:30 PM
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This is a wonderful place to converse with the community, get assistance and find tips.
I reviewed your post and understand that you want to know how to set the administrator account on your computer.
I’d love to help!
In order that I may provide you with an accurate solution, I will need a few more details.
- How do you login to your computer? (Email address or a local account)
- Have you performed any troubleshooting steps before posting?
Meanwhile, follow below steps and check if it helps.
By default, the local Administrator account in Windows 8 is disabled. There are certain programs that require the user to be logged in using the local administrator account in order to install software or perform some action on the computer. Even though you normal user account is considered an “administrator” account, you will still be prompted by UAC when performing certain actions on the computer.
The built-in Administrator account will not receive the UAC prompts. In this article, I’ll walk you through the steps to enable the administrator account so you can log into it in Windows 8.
Method 1 – Local Users and Groups
The first way to enable the built-in administrator account is to open Local Users and Groups. You can do this by right-clicking on Computer and choosing Manage.
On the Computer Management screen, go ahead and expand Local Users and Groups and then click on Users. You’ll see the Administrator account in the right-hand pane.
Right-click on the Administrator account and click on Properties.
Go ahead and uncheck the Account is disabled box. It is also a good idea to set a password for the Administrator account since it has total unrestricted access to the system. Now you can log off your current account and you’ll see the Administrator account show up in the list of users.
Let me know how it goes. Awaiting your reply!
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I am an HP Employee
04-30-2017 06:35 PM
I was very encouraged with your help
There are still programs and apps that I do not have
when I attempt to add a user or do anything in the user account control,
it asks if i would allow HP to make changes to this computer
it only gives the no option
after spending the weekened on HP forums and microsoft community
I see that many users have gone thru this
On monday, i have the option to call media recovery helpers, a one time service
I really thought it would be easy to make myself the administrator thru the command prompt
I am the administrator in safe mode but when I restart it only will come up as a guest
Thank-you for taking time out of your day to help me !! I will post again soon
05-01-2017 12:31 PM
I recommend you to try below steps and check if it helps.
1. Open User Accounts by pressing Windows key + X, clicking Control Panel, clicking User Accounts and Family Safety and then clicking User Accounts.
2. Click Turn User Account Control on or off. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
3. Select the Use User Account Control (UAC) to help protect your computer check box to turn on UAC, or clear the check box to turn off UAC, and then click OK.
Let me know how it goes.
I am an HP Employee
05-04-2017 04:29 PM
I am still attempting to install the recovery media
But it has not worked
They will install for free , just have to send my laptop to them
I will let everyone know how it goes in the near future
thank-you for taking the time to find an answer for me
05-05-2017 08:02 PM
Success !! The HP recovery media is installed and working !!
It is great to have a beautiful working laptop !
Very fun to get the drivers updated and adding all the apps I love
Thank-you wonderful techs who took the time to help me and pointed me in the right direction
I have learned so much
05-07-2017 01:28 PM
If you have this problem when installing HP recovery media.
You have to RE-INSTALL the media, in the form of usb flash drive that was sent to you from the computer surgeons
You may have to reinstall again, and then again, and maybe again
Don't give up !
It will eventually install correctly
You will not destroy your laptop
I left my laptop on overnight and it looked like it wasn't doing ANYTHING
It will work, give it time, and when necessary just call the computer surgeons, they are great helpers !