Windows 10: I can’t change my account to administrator

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  1. Sean Kuhl Win User

    I can’t change my account to administrator


    I’ve been getting this problem consistently now on my pc, and it makes it so I can’t even have the option to change my account to administrator. I tried changing my account with net localgroup administrators my account name /add but it didn’t work. I then tried to activate my administrator account with net user administrator /active:yes. My computer says the command was exicuted successfully, but even after I restart I don’t have an option to select another account.I really need some help with this.

    :)
     
    Sean Kuhl, May 22, 2022
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    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community. Apologize for the inconvenience caused to you.

    I suggest you to enable the built-in Administrator account by following the steps below:

    • Press Windows key + X and select Command Prompt (Admin).
    • Type the below command line and press Enter.
    net user administrator /active: yes

    After the command line is complete, restart the system and login to the built-in Administrator account and do the necessary changes to your account. Again, restart your computer and login t your account and disable the built-in Administrator account by following
    the steps below:

    • Press Windows key + X and select Command Prompt (Admin).
    • Type the below command line and press Enter.
    net user administrator /active: no



    Hope the information is helpful. Feel free to write to us for any other assistance with Windows and we’ll be glad to assist you.
     
    Eeshwar Kumar, May 22, 2022
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  3. Arul_D Win User
    How do you change a user account to an administrator account in Windows 10?

    Hi Fiona,

    Welcome to the Microsoft Community.

    I would suggest you to go to control panel and check your user account status. Right click on the start button and select control panel in the menu. In the control panel, click on the 'view by' option in the top right and select 'large icons'. Now, click
    on 'User accounts' and check if your account is listed as Administrator. If it is not displayed as Admin account, click on the option 'Change user account type' and select 'Administrator' and apply changes. Try these steps and let us know the results. If you
    have already tried, please let us know what all troubleshooting steps you have tried so far, so that we can provided you suggestion accordingly.
     
    Arul_D, May 22, 2022
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  4. angus Win User

    I can’t change my account to administrator

    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, May 22, 2022
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