Windows 10: How can I sign into Windows when I disabled admin and my local account

Discus and support How can I sign into Windows when I disabled admin and my local account in Windows Hello & Lockscreen to solve the problem; Hello, recently I tried to do something, but it didn’t register my local user because I had a space in it. Because of this, I decided to change my... Discussion in 'Windows Hello & Lockscreen' started by Tusmainare, Jun 29, 2020 at 12:37 AM.

  1. How can I sign into Windows when I disabled admin and my local account


    Hello, recently I tried to do something, but it didn’t register my local user because I had a space in it. Because of this, I decided to change my local user using regedit, computer management, and administrator user. After I did this, I used net user Administrator /active:no in cmd, but when I restarted, I can’t access my local user and the sign in screen says Administrator, but I can’t login. I tried resetting with my personal files stored, but I can’t access my local user. I tried safe mode, but it didn’t work because I couldn’t login. I also tried cmd, but even with my activation of Administrator, it did not work, and my local user can’t be found in regedit. I tried getting into computer manager but can’t, and after resetting my bios, my mouse flickers on the screen, and I can no longer click on restart, shutdown, or sleep, but I could expand it. I tried changing mouses, but doesn’t work. I can access safe mode keyboard though.

    :)
     
  2. Try3 Win User

    My admin account switched to a user account!

    The first of the many diagrams in this thread show that the link Sign in with a local account instead is displayed for the account that is currently logged on and so the reversion procedure might work for this account. For normal circumstances, that would initiate the conversion back to a local account for the user account currently logged in - see my 23rd & 26th September 2016 posts in revert to local account from one converted to MSAccount. I have no way of knowing how Windows will react to an attempt to use this procedure for the Built-In Admin account and I do not know if that link Sign in with a local account instead will be displayed or not.

    I think I side-stepped this issue by suggesting that that
    • An extra password-protected Admin level account is created, and
    • The Built-In Admin is disabled, and
    • The recovery attempt focuses on whichever existing user account remains active afterwards.

    Personally, I would reinstall Windows 10 without even attempting this recovery. Installation takes very little effort once everything is backed up and the only necessary user interactions are right at the start & right at the end so it can be initiated before making a pot of tea. It took about 30, 60 & 90 minutes for each of my computers [the 30 minuter is 6 months old, the 60 minuter is 7 years old, 90 minuter is 12 years old].

    Raner - I am trying to avoid sounding like I am nagging you into doing a clean install.
    • Once you have recovered the existing user account you can attempt to re-enable & remove the MSAccount link from your Built-In Admin if that link appears in Settings, Accounts.
    • Bree says it cannot be done and I think the same but I have never tried - I have never been able to get to Settings using the Built-In Admin because it cannot run any Windows 10 Apps so I do not know how it can be done [but the diagrams in Bree's link shows that those users got there].
    • Even though I have the safety of having created two spare password-protected Admin accounts I would not want to know that my Built-In Admin was sitting in the background but unable to help me if my other accounts were corrupted.

    Denis
     
  3. Claw57 Win User
    Mail app only working when signed in under Admin account


    Upgraded from Windows 7 about two months ago, but this just started a few days ago.
    Tried to read my email and found that I could not use the mail app when signed in under my User account. (previously worked fine.)
    If I sign in under my Admin account, the mail app works normally.
    I've tried deleting and reinstalling the mail/calendar app, and now I don't even have the icons to launch them- not even listed on the start menu, except when using the Admin account.
    Is there another way to launch or repair the app?
    Any suggested fixes?
    Don't want to keep having to sign in as Admin just to read my email.
    Thanks!
     
  4. alexp999 Win User

    How can I sign into Windows when I disabled admin and my local account

    Vista: How to give FULL admin rights to other accounts???

    Cant you just set the account as an admin account??
     
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