Windows 10: Admin and User account disabled

Discus and support Admin and User account disabled in Windows Hello & Lockscreen to solve the problem; I have a gaming PC with Windows 10 enterprise... I know very little about Computers and have been running windows XP up until two months ago when my... Discussion in 'Windows Hello & Lockscreen' started by DonavanRied, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. Admin and User account disabled


    I have a gaming PC with Windows 10 enterprise...


    I know very little about Computers and have been running windows XP up until two months ago when my PC died on me...


    Installed some games and one of them wanted access via the Administrator. So, I logged in for the very first time as Administrator, after trying several times to use the run as Admin option...


    Prior to this I had simple been logging in as User, the option it gave me when I first purchase the PC...


    It would not allow me to run the game. So, I then tried to disable the Admin on the PC hoping it would run all programs without needing the Admin protocol, still no luck Restarted the PC only to find that I was looked out and That both the Administrator and User had been disabled...



    Looked up online using a table and found that I could create another user use a CMD, cannot remember the site but it claimed that it would give me full Admin access needless to say it did not. But I was able to get into the PC



    Sorry about how long winded this is, but I feel that if anyone is to help, they need the full picture Sohere is my problem...



    I can get to the Users on the PC (Admin & User) but every time I try to uncheck the “Account is disabled” box I get a “the following error as occurred while trying to save properties for user Administrator--- access denied” Message...


    Any help please as the PC wouldn’t even allow me to create a disc to repair windows

    :)
     
    DonavanRied, Nov 16, 2019
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  2. Try3 Win User

    My admin account switched to a user account!


    The first of the many diagrams in this thread show that the link Sign in with a local account instead is displayed for the account that is currently logged on and so the reversion procedure might work for this account. For normal circumstances, that would initiate the conversion back to a local account for the user account currently logged in - see my 23rd & 26th September 2016 posts in revert to local account from one converted to MSAccount. I have no way of knowing how Windows will react to an attempt to use this procedure for the Built-In Admin account and I do not know if that link Sign in with a local account instead will be displayed or not.

    I think I side-stepped this issue by suggesting that that
    • An extra password-protected Admin level account is created, and
    • The Built-In Admin is disabled, and
    • The recovery attempt focuses on whichever existing user account remains active afterwards.

    Personally, I would reinstall Windows 10 without even attempting this recovery. Installation takes very little effort once everything is backed up and the only necessary user interactions are right at the start & right at the end so it can be initiated before making a pot of tea. It took about 30, 60 & 90 minutes for each of my computers [the 30 minuter is 6 months old, the 60 minuter is 7 years old, 90 minuter is 12 years old].

    Raner - I am trying to avoid sounding like I am nagging you into doing a clean install.
    • Once you have recovered the existing user account you can attempt to re-enable & remove the MSAccount link from your Built-In Admin if that link appears in Settings, Accounts.
    • Bree says it cannot be done and I think the same but I have never tried - I have never been able to get to Settings using the Built-In Admin because it cannot run any Windows 10 Apps so I do not know how it can be done [but the diagrams in Bree's link shows that those users got there].
    • Even though I have the safety of having created two spare password-protected Admin accounts I would not want to know that my Built-In Admin was sitting in the background but unable to help me if my other accounts were corrupted.

    Denis
     
  3. 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, Nov 16, 2019
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  4. C0zzie Win User

    Admin and User account disabled

    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, Nov 16, 2019
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