Windows 10: I lost my administrator account in Windows 10 Home

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  1. I lost my administrator account in Windows 10 Home


    I had a single admin account on my new PC, a Microsoft account. I changed it to a standard account (still a Microsoft Account). Now I only have this Standard account and cannot do anything that needs admin rights.

    I tried Run > netplwiz to see if I can see the default administrator account there but it wont open as itll prompt for admin credentials (the admin credentials button is blanked too).

    No other accounts appear under control panel > accounts.

    How can I scape this and get an administrator account?

    Any help much welcome

    :)
     
    antonio3535, Nov 19, 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 I lost my administrator account in Windows 10 Home :(
     
    Zakin, Nov 19, 2020
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  3. 95Viper Win User
    95Viper, Nov 19, 2020
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  4. NavyLCDR Win User

    I lost my administrator account in Windows 10 Home

    Weird account name and lost Administrator rights.


    Well, I know what I would do.

    Under Settings, Accounts, Family & other users, then under Other users, add someone else to this PC. Then click the link for "the person I want to add doesn't have an email address". Then click the link for "Add a user without a Microsoft account". Then enter a temporary user name like TempAdmin. When the account appears in the Other Users list, click on it. Click change account type. Make the temporary account an Administrator.

    Log in as the temporary administrator account, and copy all the files you want to keep from both the Andrius folders under Users to the temporary account's folder. Then delete whatever Andrius users are listed under settings, accounts. Go back to the Users folders and delete any remaining Andrius folders in there. Reboot the computer, log in as the temporary administrator and recreate an Andrius account using the exact same steps you made the temporary account - you can convert it to a Microsoft account if you want later.

    Then do the rest of the steps to copy all your files back and delete the temporary administrator account.
     
    NavyLCDR, Nov 19, 2020
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