Windows 10: Administrator question Am I or aren't I?

Discus and support Administrator question Am I or aren't I? in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; I am trying to open a file and it says I do not have permission. I have turned UAC off and let the program through in windows defender firewall, still... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by sea skimmer, Jun 20, 2021.

  1. Administrator question Am I or aren't I?


    I am trying to open a file and it says I do not have permission. I have turned UAC off and let the program through in windows defender firewall, still no luck. So I went to User Accounts and tried to do this... As soon as I click on Administrator it automatically greys out "change account type". So getting to the questions... 1.In the first picture why is there an administrator guest and also what I thought was me as administrator? 2.Why does it say WDAGU utility account (which is the account I'm using) 3.Can I have just ONE administrator account (just me in other words) no guests or anything like that. 4.I want complete control over my PC (as the second picture suggests I could have) if only the change account option wasn't greyed out. 5.Does Microsoft hate me? (sorry just trying to lighten the mood)

    :)
     
    sea skimmer, Jun 20, 2021
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  2. diego Win User

    Icons from apps aren´t displayed correctly



    Administrator question Am I or aren't I? [​IMG]


    The native apps from the system are all showing this strange square instead of the normal icons. Please help resolve this problem. Thanks
     
    diego, Jun 20, 2021
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  3. angus Win User
    Settings can't be opened using the built-in administrator account


    Hello,
    Unfortunately I have the same issue as Dabz from upgrading win7 to win10.
    I've tried opening settings using all the suggested methods and it will not load using my account with Administrator access nor the built-in Administrator profile. I also tried other methods not listed such as using Run. Control panel is just a stepping stone to add users in Settings.
    I'm also having explorer.exe issues, which I believe is preventing Settings from loading.
    Using cmd (Admin) I successfully created a new user profile [and granted admin access also using cmd (Admin)], however win10 will not allow this account to log on. win10 does not list this new user within control panel but it does in the start menu. win10 will not allow to log in or switch to the new account via the start menu either.
    I can access settings in Safe Mode but this will not allow me to create a new account.
    Any help/suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
    Cheers
     
    angus, Jun 20, 2021
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  4. jimbobs Win User

    Administrator question Am I or aren't I?

    Administrator level User

    Got the laptop. It's a Lenovo G500 so possibly has Lenovo stuff in the way? Anyway, booted it normally and it opens into a regular account without admin privileges. Rebooted it into Recovery mode (per Option 5) and get Lenovo logo and Preparing Automatic Repair message; then Select Account + "You need to sign in as an administrator to continue but there aren't any administrator accounts on this PC". There is an option "Forgot your password or don't see your account?" but selecting that brings up a screen which should list admin accounts but there aren't any. Pressing the only option on that page Restart leads eventually to a BSOD with Stop code: 0xc00002e3 (which I know is misconfigured o/s or missing or damaged system files).

    Can anybody suggest next steps in resolving this?
     
    jimbobs, Jun 20, 2021
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