Windows 10: How to merge a User account with the administrator account.

Discus and support How to merge a User account with the administrator account. in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I am a complete fool at this stuff which has perplexed me for years. I am also neurologically disabled with DCD/dyspraxia - and dyslexia which... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by AndrewSWHatton, Oct 6, 2020.

  1. How to merge a User account with the administrator account.


    I am a complete fool at this stuff which has perplexed me for years.

    I am also neurologically disabled with DCD/dyspraxia - and dyslexia which contributes to difficulties staying focused and following sequences.

    I shall try to explain my difficulty.

    I want to use the show history procedure across my devices.

    I understand I have to do it via Cortana - I followed the links I received -

    I am not sure what they were now and tried to sign in as instructed but - I was shown my USER account as separate to that of the Administrator Account -

    I want to keep the existing administrator account - which the person who set up my PC years ago simply called "owner" and make my Microsoft account become the Administrator/owner in order to continue with all the settings I now have.

    Have I made any sense?

    Can you suggest how I go about this or direct me to a tutorial please?

    I do have the May 2010 - 2004 update installed and as far as I am aware my PC has all the windows updates available.

    Thank you if you can after any simple step help.

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    I am a complete fool at this stuff which has perplexed me for years.

    I am also neurologically disabled with DCD/dyspraxia - and dyslexia which contributes to difficulties staying focused and following sequences.

    I shall try to explain my difficulty.

    I want to use the show history procedure across my devices.

    I understand I have to do it via Cortana - I followed the links I received -

    I am not sure what they were now and tried to sign in as instructed but - I was shown my USER account as separate to that of the Administrator Account -

    I want to keep the existing administrator account - which the person who set up my PC years ago simply called "owner" and make my Microsoft account become the Administrator/owner in order to continue with all the settings I now have.

    Have I made any sense?

    Can you suggest how I go about this or direct me to a tutorial please?

    I do have the May 2010 - 2004 update installed and as far as I am aware my PC has all the windows updates available.

    Thank you if you can offer any simple steps help.

    :)
     
    AndrewSWHatton, Oct 6, 2020
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  2. Zakin Win User

    Strange Windows 10 User Account issue.

    Unfortunately I had done those steps numerous reboots, it just, reappears for no good reason. The base account isn't even a Microsoft account, it's a local account.

    I haven't quite tried the built in administrator account on W10, but so far in my experience on my own computer, the built in account seemed to have absolutely no more control than I did on my own.

    It's just strange, I go in, it warns me twice about deleting the account, then it's gone. Reboot, and it's back?

    EDIT: Just to specify, both command line and Netplwiz both say only HIS account exists on the computer, it doesn't list this rogue account. This is what I meant in my first post about the fact that even Windows doesn't seem to believe it exists, HALF the time. *Frown How to merge a User account with the administrator account. :(
     
    Zakin, Oct 6, 2020
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  3. iamollie Win User
    Deleting User Accounts

    Does anyone know how to delete an administrator account from another os on another partition (or using a live cd)?

    I dont have access to the administrator account and i need to remove the other administrator account
     
    iamollie, Oct 6, 2020
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  4. angus Win User

    How to merge a User account with the administrator account.

    Settings can't be opened using the built-in administrator account


    Hello,
    Unfortunately I have the same issue as Dabz from upgrading win7 to win10.
    I've tried opening settings using all the suggested methods and it will not load using my account with Administrator access nor the built-in Administrator profile. I also tried other methods not listed such as using Run. Control panel is just a stepping stone to add users in Settings.
    I'm also having explorer.exe issues, which I believe is preventing Settings from loading.
    Using cmd (Admin) I successfully created a new user profile [and granted admin access also using cmd (Admin)], however win10 will not allow this account to log on. win10 does not list this new user within control panel but it does in the start menu. win10 will not allow to log in or switch to the new account via the start menu either.
    I can access settings in Safe Mode but this will not allow me to create a new account.
    Any help/suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
    Cheers
     
    angus, Oct 6, 2020
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