Windows 10: How to remove the in-built administrator account.

Discus and support How to remove the in-built administrator account. in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; The account keeps causing problems like preventing me from switching security settings, and cannot do anything that needs administrive permissions. I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by upcomingITpro, Apr 3, 2021.

  1. How to remove the in-built administrator account.


    The account keeps causing problems like preventing me from switching security settings, and cannot do anything that needs administrive permissions. I need the fix ASAP it fixed but after a restart the same problem occured.

    :)
     
    upcomingITpro, Apr 3, 2021
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  2. angus Win User

    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, Apr 3, 2021
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  3. Brink Win User
    Undo Built-in Administrator Account tied to a Microsoft Account

    Hello @Converseallstar95, How to remove the in-built administrator account. :)

    Could it be that the built-in Administrator may just be signed in to the Store app with the Microsoft account?

    If so, then you could reset the "Microsoft Store" app back to default to see if that may remove the association.

    *Arrow Reset App in Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials

    If not, then check to see if it may be listed using step 3 in Option Two below, and can be removed.

    *Arrow Add or Delete Account in Windows 10 Mail app Browsers Email Tutorials
     
    Brink, Apr 3, 2021
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  4. cereberus Win User

    How to remove the in-built administrator account.

    Undo Built-in Administrator Account tied to a Microsoft Account

    OPs post does not make sense. The built in and normally hidden Administrator account cannot login with an MSA account and does not run uwp apps.

    I think OP is confusing the Administrator account with the default Admin account initially setup which can be a local or MS account - the installer tries very hard to get you to use MSA as we all know.
     
    cereberus, Apr 3, 2021
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