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Some reason I am unable to do simple tasks like change time or uninstall a program.

Here is the list of user accounts:

Account List

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Please provide more information. The question as it stands is unlikely to be answered. – Simon May 14 '13 at 8:12
@SuperBoss - If you cannot change the time it means your not logging into an Administrator level account. – Ramhound May 14 '13 at 11:15
@Simon I'd be happy to provide more information. What do you need? – SuperBoss May 14 '13 at 15:35
@Ramhound Any idea on how to log into Administrator level account? There is only one account in the system. This is how my User Accounts window look – SuperBoss May 14 '13 at 15:36
@SuperBoss - Use the built-in Administrator account. – Ramhound May 14 '13 at 15:40

Follow thos steps:

  1. Press WinKey+I to display Settings.

  2. Click the Power Options icon.

  3. Hold down the Shift Key while you click the Restart option.

  4. On the first screen, select Troubleshoot.

  5. On the next screen, select Advanced Options.

  6. On the next screen, select Startup Settings. Click the Restart Button.

  7. Press the Number 4 Key.

The computer will start in Safe Mode.

Click the Arrow Icon.

Select the Administrator account.

After Safe Mode starts, open Control Panel / User Accounts.

Select Manage another account and select the account you wish to change to an Administrator account.

Select Change Account Type.

Select the Administrator option and click the Change account type button.

Exit Control Panel and Restart the computer.

Log on with your Administrator account.


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Thanks for the reply. Unfortunately, when I press Manage another account nothing happens. – SuperBoss May 14 '13 at 15:31
@Ramhound Sorry about that. I'm on Windows 8 64-bit Enterprise. – SuperBoss May 15 '13 at 2:35

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