Windows 10: Change original administrator account

Discus and support Change original administrator account in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; I have purchased a used Asus laptop that already has Win 10 installed on it from the original owner. All of the settings on the computer are linked to... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by lucidanomaly, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. Change original administrator account


    I have purchased a used Asus laptop that already has Win 10 installed on it from the original owner. All of the settings on the computer are linked to that owner's Microsoft account and administrator account. Is there a way for me to change the administrator information to my Microsoft account and email? I can log in using the old owner's password to access the administrator account, but I don't see any way to change the account to my information. If I create a new user account and make it an administrator account, when I log in using the new account, there is no access to any of the apps I need from the original account. Thanks.

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    lucidanomaly, Feb 18, 2016
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  2. Administrator password lost

    Hi Noel,

    There are few ways that you can do to switch or change your standard account to an administrator account like going through
    Settings or Control Panel. In this scenario, since that there was an administrator account added on your PC and your account was switched to a guest account, we will need to contact the current administrator
    account to get an access to change the account type of your original account. As soon as you get the administrator account credentials, you will be able to change/revert back your administrator privileges to your original account. That being said, we suggest
    that you contact the IT administrator to gain an access to the admin account on your PC.

    Let us know if you have other concerns.
     
    Janeane Cru, Feb 18, 2016
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  3. Change type of account

    Original title: change tape of account.

    Hi after i change my administrator account to standard account no any more can go back and change this to administrator account and i can not to do anything on my computer. i get tax pleas inter password for administrator account but no show me where .i
    reset my computer too but nothing change pleas tell me what to do
     
    danielsaruri, Feb 18, 2016
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  4. davidhk Win User

    Change original administrator account

    davidhk, Feb 18, 2016
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  5. philc43 Win User
    Hello and welcome to the TenForums *Smile

    This seems an odd arrangement, I would have expected the previous owner to have done a reset and returned the laptop to factory settings so you have a fresh system to start with.

    You say you want to stay with the original owners account because of access to the apps. As you know the password, one solution to this would be to convert the original owners Microsoft account login to a local account and give this account a new name and password for yourself. Follow the tutorial below:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html

    Afterwards you can then switch it back to a Microsoft account and use your account details. Follow this tutorial:
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
     
    philc43, Apr 5, 2018
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