Boot windows 8 or windows 8.1 DVD

  • Type cd: and hit Enter
  • Type cd windows hit Enter
  • Type cd system32 hit Enter
  • Type ren utilman.exe utilman_bak.exe
  • Type copy cmd.exe utilman.exe
  • Type exit

Restart Windows and let it boot normally.

Once at the login Window Click on Ease of Access.

net user

look for Administrator account. Lets enable it with the next command.

net user administrator /active:yes

now lets reset the admin password using the following.

control userpasswords2

Now use the following window to reset the Administrator password.

Reboot the computer and you should now see the Administrator account.