Windows 10: cannot change accounts or login as administrator

Discus and support cannot change accounts or login as administrator in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; Can only login with one account. Cannot access other accounts or sigin as administrator.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by John RJohnson, Sep 6, 2020.

  1. cannot change accounts or login as administrator


    Can only login with one account. Cannot access other accounts or sigin as administrator.

    :)
     
    John RJohnson, Sep 6, 2020
    #1

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    Hi,



    Welcome and thank you for posting in Microsoft Community. We appreciate your interest in Windows 10.

    I suggest you to refer to the below steps and check if it helps.

    Step 1: Try to login to your temporary user account, enable built in administrator account and try to change the account settings.


    • Press Windows + X key together on your desktop screen.

    • Click on Command Prompt (admin) to open
      Command Prompt.

    • Type the following command and hit Enter:

    • net user administrator /active: yes
      (Check for the spaces)
    4. Now log off from the current user and try to login to the administrator account that is enabled.

    Note: Please follow the same steps and type net user administrator /active: no to disable admin account after the troubleshooting is done.



    Step 2: Follow the below steps,


    • Type User Accounts in the Search box from the desktop and select
      Change the User Accounts.

    • Here you will be able to see all the user accounts on your computer.

    • Select the User account and see if it is a Standard user account or Administrator.

    • If it is standard user then, change it to Administrator.

    • Now, log out from the Built-in Administrator account and try to log-in with your Administrator account.




    Hope it helps. Kindly update the status of this issue, we will be happy to help you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Sep 6, 2020
    #2
  3. Account changes in 10586 update

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community. Apologize for the inconvenience caused to you.

    I suggest you to enable the built-in Administrator account by following the steps below:

    • Press Windows key + X and select Command Prompt (Admin).
    • Type the below command line and press Enter.
    net user administrator /active: yes

    After the command line is complete, restart the system and login to the built-in Administrator account and do the necessary changes to your account. Again, restart your computer and login t your account and disable the built-in Administrator account by following
    the steps below:

    • Press Windows key + X and select Command Prompt (Admin).
    • Type the below command line and press Enter.
    net user administrator /active: no



    Hope the information is helpful. Feel free to write to us for any other assistance with Windows and we’ll be glad to assist you.
     
    Eeshwar Kumar, Sep 6, 2020
    #3
  4. Edgar Pan Win User

    cannot change accounts or login as administrator

    changing standard account to administrative account

    Hi Kiran,

    These changes cannot be made with a standard account. Since you changed the administrator account to a standard one, you will not be able to make any changes that affect other users on the computer.

    If there is another administrator account on the computer, we suggest to login using that account and change your account to administrative account.

    Follow the steps below on how to change your standard account to administrative account:

    1. On the desktop, press Windows key + X and select Control Panel.

    2. Click on User Accounts in Large Icons View.

    3. Click on Manage another account.

    4. Click on the standard account.

    5. Click on Change Account Type and select Administrator.

    6. Click on Change Account Type button and restart the computer.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Edgar Pan, Sep 6, 2020
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