Windows 10: Admin Account

Discus and support Admin Account in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; I setup my son's laptop with my account set as admin. I added my son's account as a user, then changed my admin account to user (I shouldn't have, I... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by SneakyFurball10, Dec 27, 2018.

  1. Admin Account


    I setup my son's laptop with my account set as admin. I added my son's account as a user, then changed my admin account to user (I shouldn't have, I know); now nothing can be downloaded because admin prompts come up. With no admin set, I'm not given an option to continue. How can I re add myself as admin without a current admin set on the laptop?

    :)
     
    SneakyFurball10, Dec 27, 2018
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  2. Vesao Win User

    Remove account


    I suggest you backup your personalized files first before removing the account.
    To delete an account, follow these steps:
    1. Press WIN + X keys and click Command Prompt (Admin) from the menu.
    2. Type the following command and press Enter. Replace test with the name of your sister's account. Code:
      Code:
      net user test /del
     
    Vesao, Dec 27, 2018
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  3. C0zzie Win User
    How to change admin user account name?


    ah so main admin account is 'wizzle' which is what I am currently on
    I make another account called 'wizzle2' (with admin rights)
    I sign out of 'wizzle' and sign into 'wizzle2'.
    And once signed into 'wizzle2', then I do the command prompt step and find the SID for 'wizzle' that is listed and go from there?
     
    C0zzie, Dec 27, 2018
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  4. Admin Account

    Locked Out of Admin Account

    Hello Linda,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    1. Are you using a Microsoft account or a local account?
    2. Which version of Windows 10 you are using currently?
    3. Is the other user account an admin account?


    I suggest you to try using the on screen keyboard at the login page and check if you are able to login to the PC.



    1. At the login screen click on the
      ease of access icon at the bottom right hand corner.
    2. Click on the on screen keyboard to open it.
    3. Type the password and try to login.

    If you are using a Microsoft account, I suggest you to refer the article on

    how to reset your Microsoft account password
    .



    However, if you are using a local account, then I suggest you to refer the article on

    reset your Windows 10 local account password
    .



    Note: While performing these steps, there might be a risk of data loss. You may take a backup of the data before performing the steps.



    Hope it helps.

    Let us know if you got the help you needed by clicking ‘Yes’ or ‘No’.



    Regards,

    Prakhar Khare

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Prakhar_Khare, Dec 27, 2018
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