Windows 10: Administrator Question

Discus and support Administrator Question in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I just purchased a new machine that runs Windows for Home/Student. I created two accounts for myself - both Administrators. There are still folders... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by TomJB65, Sep 29, 2020.

  1. TomJB65 Win User

    Administrator Question


    I just purchased a new machine that runs Windows for Home/Student. I created two accounts for myself - both Administrators. There are still folders they can't access due to permissions, e.g. C:\ProgramFiles\WindowsApps. I enabled the hidden Administrator account, and it can't even see that folder at all. Can someone tell me what's going on with this security model?

    :)
     
    TomJB65, Sep 29, 2020
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  2. 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, Sep 29, 2020
    #2
  3. jimbobs Win User
    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, Sep 29, 2020
    #3
  4. Mohan B P Win User

    Administrator Question

    Turn off Administrative priviledges period

    Hi William,



    To assist you better, I suggest you to answer the below questions.


    • Are you trying to remove the administrative privileges from the user account through which you have logged in?

    • Do you have any other user account with administrative privilege?
    If yes, I suggest that you try the steps below and check if it helps:


    • Press Windows
      key + R key and type netplwiz, press Enter key.

    • Select the user account
      (on which you want to remove the administrative privilege).

    • Click on Properties.

    • Click on Group Membership tab and
      check on Standard.
    Hope the information helps. Kindly write back to us for further assistance on Windows. We will be glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    Mohan B P, Sep 29, 2020
    #4
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