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Help! Deleted my admin account when I reinstalled Win8,8.1; Now NOT "TrustedInstaller How do I regain control? RRS feed

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  • Hi,I'm obviously not very experienced. I reinstalled win 8, then upgraded to 8.1. Somehow my orig admin account"s password was retained,(which I couldn't recall) so I deleted it, renaming myself in another admin account. I even tried renaming that the same name as the original admin account's name.

    Anyways, the point, I was unaware of "TrustedInstaller" status, so I have lost control. How do I regain "trustedInstaller" status?

    FYI- I tried changing ownership, but "admin" doesn't have the rights to all files, so no go there...

    Thank-you for any help. My apologies if I asked this wrong, or in the wrong place,etc.

    • Edited by JPDowneast Tuesday, June 3, 2014 6:04 PM
    Tuesday, June 3, 2014 6:03 PM