Windows 10: How to change administrator without losing data or apps

Discus and support How to change administrator without losing data or apps in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Hi All, I bought a new laptop for my family member but they got themselves another one. I have signed in into this one using their Microsoft account,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/UnicornWithTits, Oct 24, 2020.

  1. How to change administrator without losing data or apps


    Hi All,

    I bought a new laptop for my family member but they got themselves another one. I have signed in into this one using their Microsoft account, updated the windows have installed various apps etc. Now since they won't be using it, I want to basically make myself administrator without losing any data , update, or installed apps.



    I checked online but it was very confusing, can someone please help me out. Thanks !

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    /u/UnicornWithTits, Oct 24, 2020
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    I got these suggestions from the Microsoft Community forum.No. 1 worked for me:

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community. I am glad to assist you on this.
    We have reproduce the issue here and we are able to access non-regional search for google using Microsoft Edge.
    I would suggest you to try the below steps and check if it helps.
    Step 1:
    Clear browsing data option of Microsoft Edge and check if you face the issue. To do so perform the steps below.

    1. Click on the More actions icon next to the feedback icon present on top right corner of the Project Spartan homepage.
    2. Select Settings and click on Choose what to clear.
    3. Check the boxes Browsing history, Cookies and saved website data and Cached data and files and click on Clear.
    Step 2:
    I suggest you to create a new user account and check if the issue occurs.

    1. Go to Settings.
    2. Choose Accounts and then select Family and other users.
    3. Select add someone else on this PC.
    4. Enter a user name and hit next.
    5. Click on Finish.
    6. Sign out from the current Account and Log into the new account.
    Step 3:
    It could also happen because of network issue. I suggest you to try with different network connection and check if it helps.
     
    hurricane51, Oct 24, 2020
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    Hi,



    Welcome and thank you for posting in Microsoft Community. We appreciate your interest in Windows 10.

    I suggest you to refer to the below steps and check if it helps.

    Step 1: Try to login to your temporary user account, enable built in administrator account and try to change the account settings.


    • Press Windows + X key together on your desktop screen.

    • Click on Command Prompt (admin) to open
      Command Prompt.

    • Type the following command and hit Enter:

    • net user administrator /active: yes
      (Check for the spaces)
    4. Now log off from the current user and try to login to the administrator account that is enabled.

    Note: Please follow the same steps and type net user administrator /active: no to disable admin account after the troubleshooting is done.



    Step 2: Follow the below steps,


    • Type User Accounts in the Search box from the desktop and select
      Change the User Accounts.

    • Here you will be able to see all the user accounts on your computer.

    • Select the User account and see if it is a Standard user account or Administrator.

    • If it is standard user then, change it to Administrator.

    • Now, log out from the Built-in Administrator account and try to log-in with your Administrator account.




    Hope it helps. Kindly update the status of this issue, we will be happy to help you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Oct 24, 2020
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  4. Brink Win User

    How to change administrator without losing data or apps

    Mail app will not open on 10041.

    Hello Adam,

    This is the suggested solution below if you haven't already tried it. How to change administrator without losing data or apps :)

    In this Windows 10 build 10041, the Mail, Calendar, and People apps may be broken due to a licensing issue with the Store Beta. To get these apps working again, you need to follow these steps:

    • Open powershell as administrator
    • Run the command Get-appxprovisionedpackage –online | where-object {$_.packagename –like “*windowscommunicationsapps*”} | remove-appxprovisionedpackage –online
    • Re-install Mail, People and Calendar from the Store (green tile)
     
    Brink, Oct 24, 2020
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