Managing an account on Windows 8 or on Windows 8.1, whether we are talking about an administrator account or just a regular user, can be easily handled. All you have to do for changing the rights for one particular account is to access the default Windows settings, this being exactly what we will be checking during the guidelines from below.
But why do you need to make yourself an administrator on Windows 8? Well if you want to have access to various locations, files or programs you need to be an administrator. Moreover, only an administrator can install, remove, modify or run protected files and software, which means that Windows 8 is preventing unauthorized users from messing with internal files and settings. In that matter, if you want to gain full control over your Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 device first you must make yourself an administrator.
Easily Make Yourself an Administrator on Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
- First of all, you need to log into Windows with an Admin account.
- Now, open your Start Screen and from there within the Search box, type “user”.
- From the results select “settings” and pick “User Accounts”.
- From the User Accounts main window select the “Change your Account type” option.
- Then just check the “Administrator” box and you are done.
Another method you can use is the following one:
- From your Home Screen launch the Run box – press Wind + R keyboard keys.
- Type “cmd” and press enter.
- On the CMD window type “net user administrator /active:yes”.
- That’s it.
- Of course you can revert the operation by typing “net user administrator /active:no”.
So there you have it; that’s how you can anytime make yourself an administrator on Windows 8 or Windows 8.1. If you have questions or if you just want to share your experience with us and with our readers, don’t hesitate and use the comments field from below.