Hidden administrator account in Windows 8.1

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Hi guys,

My old computer has a hidden Administrator account which can be seen if I boot in Safe Mode. I'm not sure why but it doesn't even have a password, making my computer exposed. I want to know if I can put a Administrator account in Windows 8.1? If so, how can I put or change the password on it? I searched on the Control Panel and then go to Manage User Accounts but I did not see anything from there, just my own user account. Can someone provide a step-by-step instruction on this? Many thanks.

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Hidden administrator account in Windows 8.1

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Yes, there is such account. However, by default it id disabled and hence you are not able to see it. If you want to see it then in that case you will be required to run cmd.exe command  the administrator mode and then you need to type following commands to activate and deactivate.

  1. For activating: "net user Administrator /active:yes" confirm by pressing enter.
  2. For deactivating: "net user Administrator /active:no" confirm by pressing enter.

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