Windows 10: I need to be administrator of my own computer

Discus and support I need to be administrator of my own computer in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I have tried to defrag my computer but it wont let me because it says I'm not an administrator. The solution on help was to go into Friends and Others... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by AngelaPower1, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. I need to be administrator of my own computer


    I have tried to defrag my computer but it wont let me because it says I'm not an administrator. The solution on help was to go into Friends and Others section. This did not work because my account did not come up as family or other.

    :)
     
    AngelaPower1, Sep 13, 2019
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  2. Becoming the administrator on my own computer

    Hi Joan,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community. Appreciate your interest in using Windows 10.

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

    • Right click in the Start icon and select Command Prompt (Admin).
    • Type the below command:
    Net user administrator active:yes

    3. Restart the computer and login to the built-in Administrator account.

    4. Delete the account which is not required and make the required account as Administrator.

    5. Sign-out from the built-in administrator account and login to the other account which is made as the Administrator and check for status.

    After creating a new Administrator account, disable the built-in Administrator account by following the steps below:

    • Right click in the Start icon and select Command Prompt (Admin).
    • Type the below command:
    Net user administrator active:no

    Hope the information is helpful. Feel free to write to us for any other assistance with Windows, we’ll be glad to assist you.
     
    Eeshwar Kumar, Sep 13, 2019
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  3. Windows 10, Says I'm not the Administrator of my own computer any more.

    Hi Elissa,

    Thank you for the update. You may check this article on how to disable OneDrive on your computer. Regarding your "not the Administrator" issue, we suggest that you
    enable the built-in administrator account on Windows 10 by running a command in an elevated command prompt. In order to do so, kindly follow these steps:

    • Open Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.
    • Accept the User Account Control prompt.
    • Enter this command to enable the hidden administrator account:
      net user administrator /active:yes

    We would appreciate an update about how it went.
     
    Marilou Ser, Sep 13, 2019
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  4. angus Win User

    I need to be administrator of my own computer

    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, Sep 13, 2019
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