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How to : Enable Local Administrator Account in Windows 8.1

This post is a collection of steps on How to enable local administrator account in Windows 8.1 . The same steps can be followed in Windows 8 as well. Windows 8 / 8.1 by default has the local Administrator account disabled. Follow the steps below to enable the local ( built-in) administrator account in Windows 8.


  • Now, here, Uncheck the box that says Account is disabled
  • Click on Apply
  • Click on Ok
  • Your Built-in ( Local ) administrator account is now active
  • You can choose to set a password for the same by:
  • Right Clicking the Administrator account
  • Click on Set password

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2 replies on “How to : Enable Local Administrator Account in Windows 8.1”

after installing windows 8.1 my laptop would not let me log into adminisatrive account settings as it would no longer accept my password

When you say ” Administrator ” account, do you mean the Administrator account in Windows or your Own account which has Administrator Privileges ?

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