Were you able to solve your issue, Justin? Having the same problem here - it's pretty annoying. Apparently, Microsoft's
engineer, Winston, got bored with the question since he abandoned the thread. Let me know if you have any other info on this. THANKS!
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It looks like the user profile might be corrupted. Check if you are able to create a new user account from control panel. If the issue
still persists, you may try to enable the hidden admin account to see if that helps.
I would suggest you to enable the built in administrator account on Windows 8
You need to run the command from an elevated command prompt. To do that you need to do the following:
a.Press the Windows key to get into the Metro interface if you are not already there.
b.Enter cmd and right-click on the Command Prompt result that should appear.
c.This opens a list of options at the bottom. Select Run as administrator there.
d.Accept the UAC prompt
Enter the following command to enable the hidden administrator account: net user administrator /active:yes
If you ever want to disable the account follow the same instructions, but run the following command instead:net user administrator /active:no
Once you have enabled the account, you will see it listed in the user accounts control panel applet. Note that the account has not assigned a password to it, and that you should consider setting one to improve account security.