Windows 10: Administrator Account in Windows 10

Discus and support Administrator Account in Windows 10 in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; My administrator acct. got deactivated in the process of trying to regain access to my computer with incorrect password. Got access but cannot activate... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Aloset, Dec 7, 2019.

  1. Aloset Win User

    Administrator Account in Windows 10


    My administrator acct. got deactivated in the process of trying to regain access to my computer with incorrect password. Got access but cannot activate administrator account from standard user account. User Account Control won't let me do anything I need to do; install printer, delete programs, make any changes. Can anyone help?

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    Aloset, Dec 7, 2019
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  2. Zakin Win User

    Strange Windows 10 User Account issue.

    Unfortunately I had done those steps numerous reboots, it just, reappears for no good reason. The base account isn't even a Microsoft account, it's a local account.

    I haven't quite tried the built in administrator account on W10, but so far in my experience on my own computer, the built in account seemed to have absolutely no more control than I did on my own.

    It's just strange, I go in, it warns me twice about deleting the account, then it's gone. Reboot, and it's back?

    EDIT: Just to specify, both command line and Netplwiz both say only HIS account exists on the computer, it doesn't list this rogue account. This is what I meant in my first post about the fact that even Windows doesn't seem to believe it exists, HALF the time. *Frown Administrator Account in Windows 10 :(
     
    Zakin, Dec 7, 2019
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  3. 95Viper Win User
    95Viper, Dec 7, 2019
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  4. Kari Win User

    Administrator Account in Windows 10

    Change Microsoft Account Details in Administrator Account


    Hi Daryl, welcome to the Ten Forums.

    It's quite easy in fact, simply switch the account in question first to a local account, then switch back to a Microsoft account, this time using your wife's MS account credentials.

    Tutorials:
    Notice that before doing this you need to remove the new additional MS account on the PC, the one you created with her credentials. Windows allows only one user account for each email address, if the new account exists you cannot switch the original administrator account to an MS account using the same email address. Tutorial: User Account - Delete in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
     
    Kari, Dec 7, 2019
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