Windows 10: PC set up with child as administrator by mistake

Discus and support PC set up with child as administrator by mistake in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; I set up the first user of our PC with my child's name but my email address. Now he is the administrator and I can't add myself with my own email... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by MarmaladeBristol, Jan 6, 2020.

  1. PC set up with child as administrator by mistake


    I set up the first user of our PC with my child's name but my email address. Now he is the administrator and I can't add myself with my own email address. How can I delete his account or make myself the administrator?

    :)
     
    MarmaladeBristol, Jan 6, 2020
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  2. RMDEQ Win User

    is there any way to add child screen time in family safety where "Something went wrong" message, no bump email from child and administrative access are a problem

    • I think you misunderstood the user scenario, or I need to explain it better. I have no problem setting up two accounts to be administrators (ie, parents) of the child account. The issue is that one of the two parents does not have (and should not have)
      administrator rights on the PC.
    • Thanks for the Feedback Hub suggestion.
     
    RMDEQ, Jan 6, 2020
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  3. 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, Jan 6, 2020
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  4. Jan123 Win User

    PC set up with child as administrator by mistake

    Child Account Get Greyed Out


    Thanks for the suggestion, but I did the following instead.

    I have another laptop, 2 weeks old, with Windows 10 Home on it.

    On that one, I tried the same steps with the child account, and got the exact same results.
     
    Jan123, Jan 6, 2020
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