Windows 10: Change original administrator account

Discus and support Change original administrator account in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I would like to know WHY the original administrator account can not be changed. Add another administrator account is NOT ENOUGH. For security reasons I... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Galicer, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. Galicer Win User

    Change original administrator account


    I would like to know WHY the original administrator account can not be changed. Add another administrator account is NOT ENOUGH.
    For security reasons I urgently need to change this, but as I have been reading, it is, by design, not possible.
    For all I can see this is some serious DESIGN FLAW.

    :)
     
    Galicer, Jul 4, 2018
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  2. 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.
     
    lucidanomaly, Jul 4, 2018
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  3. Kari Win User
    Change Microsoft Account Details in Administrator Account


    Hi Daryl, welcome to the Ten Forums.

    It's quite easy in fact, simply switch the account in question first to a local account, then switch back to a Microsoft account, this time using your wife's MS account credentials.

    Tutorials:
    Notice that before doing this you need to remove the new additional MS account on the PC, the one you created with her credentials. Windows allows only one user account for each email address, if the new account exists you cannot switch the original administrator account to an MS account using the same email address. Tutorial: User Account - Delete in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
     
    Kari, Jul 4, 2018
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  4. darylt Win User

    Change original administrator account

    Change Microsoft Account Details in Administrator Account


    I followed the steps that were in the original reply.

    Change my account to local
    Change to MS account using wifes credentials
     
    darylt, Jul 4, 2018
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