Windows 10: Cannot Delete the default administrator on my win 10 Home

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    Cannot Delete the default administrator on my win 10 Home


    HI Everyone,
    I just signed up on this tonight and need help.

    I bought this HP Laptop which is only a year old from someone. Still under warranty. Anyway, my problem is that the default owner Brittany++++++ name is on everything. I printed off stuff and even though she had cleaned it pretty good...still she is the default Administrator. Biggest problem is that I cannot download anything because I deleted her folder....but a window do come up and ask if I want to dl it to her file.

    I tried various ways to get this gone, to no avail. I tried the command prompt but it says that Access is denied. System Error 5 occurred. I tried the youtube video of going into Computer Management and looked for local user and groups but it is not listed. I do have myself as Administrator. I a m missing something...I am sure. Feeling a little stupid right now.

    Ended up messing up settings on my printer too...Got to uninstall that too now. Seems the more I do, the more I am messing up.

    Hoping there is someone there that can help me. I know a little on the system to tell you its 4 GB RAM and a 500 GB HDD> 64 bit. Its windows 10 Home. Hope this helps.

    :)
     
    Gina, Dec 8, 2018
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  2. Deleting an administrator account

    Hi Imat,

    Kindly follow the steps below to resolve this concern:

    Step 1: Remove pin from your administrator account. Here's how:

    • Log in the administrator account.
    • Go to Settings.
    • Select Accounts.
    • Go to Sign-in options.
    • Under PIN, click on Remove.
    • Tap Remove to confirm.
    • Type in your administrator password to verify.
    • Hit OK.

    Step 2: Make your local account as an administrator account by following the steps below:

    • Log in your local account.
    • Go to Settings.
    • Select Accounts.
    • Go to Family & other people.
    • Select Change account type.
    • Under Account type, select Administrator.
    • Hit OK.
    • Restart your computer and sign in with your administrator account.

    Step 3: Remove the old administrator account. Please follow the steps below:

    • Log in the new administrator account.
    • Go to Settings.
    • Select Accounts.
    • Go to Family & other people.
    • Click on the admin account you want to remove and hit Remove button.
    • When you see a confirmation dialog, select Delete account and data.

    Hope this information helps. In case you need further assistance, kindly reply to us.
     
    Charianne Per, Dec 8, 2018
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  4. Cannot Delete the default administrator on my win 10 Home

    Administrator Rights

    We suggest creating a new local user account and delete the previous account. Check the article below and follow the steps given.

    Create a local user account in Windows 10

    Follow the steps below to delete user account.

    • Press Windows + X, select the Control Panel.
    • Click User accounts.
    • Click Manage other account.
    • Enter administrator account password if prompted.
    • Click the account which you want to delete.
    • Click Delete the account.
    • Restart PC.
    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Reymichael Ros, Dec 8, 2018
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