I'm just getting a new HP Envy 700-010 computer set up. Came with 8 and then was upgraded to 8.1
I started with a Microsoft id, which set me up as Administrator, and that's working fine.
I set up a Local account with Type = Administrator, which it shows in the User Account profile.
I expected that this new Admin account would be a full-on Admin, with the ability to see and edit all files, pictures, documents, etc., including system "stuff," but it does none of that. If I check the Properties/Security on a folder/file, it will show the account, saying that it is Admin, and showing the same controls as my Admin account, but it is unable to see any of the Library documents which reside in the structure under my Admin name (which is where I pasted them after copying from my Win 7 machine). I haven't really done any other testing to see what else it could/could not do, once I found it couldn't even pick a new account picture for itself.
Are my expectations wrong, or is there something else I should have done, or done differently? I have deleted and then recreated it. I haven't done anything with Homegroup, as there is nothing to share. Should I? We're a single computer/printer home.
My goal is too have only two accounts. This new one as Admin account and a new Standard account for daily use, both as Local Accounts....then remove my Microsoft Admin user account.
Thanks for your help.