Windows 10: Admin accounts

Discus and support Admin accounts in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; I'm getting my partner to give me a user account whereby I'll be able to login and install software at will. My questions are: Does this need to be... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by Gusgf, Jun 27, 2020.

  1. Gusgf Win User

    Admin accounts


    I'm getting my partner to give me a user account whereby I'll be able to login and install software at will. My questions are:
    • Does this need to be an admin account?
    • Secondly I don't want to see what files she has, that's her business and I know admin level users can see the files for a standard user but can they also view another admin's files?
    • And lastly I've often heard when one is doing normal day to day stuff on their computer they shouldn't sign in with their privileged account. But with UAC enabled if I do only sign in with my admin account what is the harm?

    Appreciate your help



    Windows 10 Pro

    :)
     
    Gusgf, Jun 27, 2020
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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:
     
    Vesao, Jun 27, 2020
    #2
  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, Jun 27, 2020
    #3
  4. Admin accounts

    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, Jun 27, 2020
    #4
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