Windows 10: Can't go back from standard to admin

Discus and support Can't go back from standard to admin in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; my account was admin before then I tried to putting it to standard because I thought that would fix the log in when you start your pc. then now I'm... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by Akali, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. Akali Win User

    Can't go back from standard to admin


    my account was admin before then I tried to putting it to standard because I thought that would fix the log in when you start your pc. then now I'm stuck in standard. I can't open cmd(admin) can't open some apps with uac in it, can't open netplwiz it won't let me.it says sign in as admin but no bars to type in account. it just says no when I try to open it. the only option is no. and I kind of forgot my admin password which is a big of a problem. can't revert my pc to windows 7 just thought that may fix it all. I have no family accounts etc in my settings. I can't do anything to get my admin back.

    :)
     
    Akali, Jun 11, 2018
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  2. How to merge an Admin and a standard account?

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    We regret the inconvenience caused to you. Let me assist you.

    I understand you are not able to access certain admin options on the standard account. As the standard account is your main account currently on which you have installed all your updates, I suggest you to change it to an Admin account. To change it
    to the admin account, login to the Admin account and change the account type of the standard account. Refer the steps below.

    1. Click on Start and go to
    Settings.


    2. Tap or click Accounts, and then click
    Family and other accounts.

    3. Under Other users, tap the standard account, and then click
    Edit.

    4. Click the Account type box, choose Administrator, and then tap or click
    OK.

    Hope this information is helpful. Please do let us know if you need further assistance, we’ll be glad to assist you.
     
    Pawan Dhondiyal, Jun 11, 2018
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  3. Change account from admin to standard

    Hi,

    To begin with, I would like to inform that in order for you to be able to make changes in your PC, you will require your local account to be an
    Admin account instead of a Standard one. Changing the account to a Standard account will disable your ability to make any changes to your computer.

    If you still wish to create a Standard Local Account, I suggest that you navigate to Settings > Accounts > Family and other Users. Here select the
    current username and click on the Change Account Type
    button and select Standard. This will automatically change your account from
    Admin to Standard, and you will not require to change the username and password.

    In the event that you wish to change the username and password, I suggest that you make changes to the above sited first and then change your account to a
    Standard one from and Admin account.

    Hope this helps

    Regards
     
    Vanessa Sohtun, Jun 11, 2018
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