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  1. Is it possible to set up the primary account to be a Local Admin ...


    Is it possible to set up the primary account to be a Local Admin account on todays new modern Windows 10 computers?

    Yesterday I set up a new Lenovo IdeaPad S340-15IWL laptop Windows 10 Home

    Usually I like to set up the primary account to be a Local Admin account and the owner was fine with that.
    However I did not see an option to do so and was required to create a Microsoft account in order to move on.
    I tried to go back to see if I missed creating an off-line account but it wasn't possible to go back.
    --- The owner agreed to it.

    For future purposes, is it still possible to set up the primary account to be a Local Admin account on todays new modern Windows 10 computers?

    :)
     
    MeAndMyComputer, Jun 21, 2019
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  2. Local account installation question


    I'm fairly certain that Skip this step was available in 10.0.130 - the workaround in Step 20 (back button) is no longer required.

    The currently known, as of 10.0.130, ways to create a Local account sign-in are
    • Skip this step at the MS account creation phase
    • No Internet connection during the install
    • static IP (post# 2 by Fragment) - New (to me anyway)
     
    Slartybart, Jun 21, 2019
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  3. Kari Win User
    Bypass Family Settings by conversion to Local Account


    What you describe should be impossible. To test this I just now created a child account on my PC and signing in to it tried to change it to either an admin account or a local account. Could not do that.

    The only way your son can change his account to a local account and "remove" it from Family, or create a new account is to have access to an admin account on that same PC (your account), or alternatively access to your admin MS account's Family settings online. For that he needs both your MS account username and password. It means that if you protect your own personal admin account (MS account) with a strong password and especially the Two-Step Verification, he has no way to access that account and he should not be able / is not able to change your Family settings or his account status.
     
  4. angus Win User

    Is it possible to set up the primary account to be a Local Admin ...

    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, Jun 21, 2019
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