Windows 10: Resetting Administrator Account

Discus and support Resetting Administrator Account in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; My son just managed to delete my account where I was the administrator. He is no longer on the system either. Based on this, I managed to log in as a... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by NeilHolden1, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. Resetting Administrator Account


    My son just managed to delete my account where I was the administrator. He is no longer on the system either. Based on this, I managed to log in as a local user but I do not have any administration rights.

    I realise Windows has a systems administrator, but how do you activate this when everytime to try to do something it says to login as an administrator.

    I've looked on the WEB for help, but everytime I try to do something I get the message of death.

    Is there a simple way I can get back my administration rights or do I blow this PC up and start again?

    :)
     
    NeilHolden1, Mar 26, 2020
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  2. 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, Mar 26, 2020
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  3. Brink Win User
    Undo Built-in Administrator Account tied to a Microsoft Account

    Hello @Converseallstar95, Resetting Administrator Account :)

    Could it be that the built-in Administrator may just be signed in to the Store app with the Microsoft account?

    If so, then you could reset the "Microsoft Store" app back to default to see if that may remove the association.

    *Arrow Reset App in Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials

    If not, then check to see if it may be listed using step 3 in Option Two below, and can be removed.

    *Arrow Add or Delete Account in Windows 10 Mail app Browsers Email Tutorials
     
    Brink, Mar 26, 2020
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  4. Resetting Administrator Account

    Upgrade to Windows 10 removed administrator account named "Administrator"

    Hi Lonna,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    1) Currently are on Windows 7 or Windows 10?

    2) If you are on Windows 7, are you able to see the "Administrator" account in the PC?

    If you are on Windows 10, try to follow the below steps and check.

    I suggest you to perform Safe Mode with Networking and check if you’re able to login using your Microsoft account.

    Method 1: Safe mode.

    Please follow below steps:


      • Click on power button at left bottom corner, press and hold
        Shift key and click on Restart.

      • Click on Troubleshoot.

      • Click on Advanced options.

      • Click on Startup Settings.

      • Click on Restart.

      • Login to Microsoft Account and create a new administrator account.
    If you’re not able to login using Microsoft account then refer to below steps and check if it helps.

    Method 2:
    Activate Inbuilt Administrator Account.

    Follow the below steps:


      • Click on power button at left bottom corner, press and hold
        Shift key and click on Restart.

      • Click on Troubleshoot.

      • Click on Advanced options.

      • Click on Command Prompt and enter following command.

        net user Administrator /active:yes
    Now reboot your system and login to inbuilt admin account and try to reset password for other account. Once you reset password login to other account and to deactivate inbuilt admin account enter following command in elevated command prompt.

    net user Administrator /active:no



    Hope these information helps, please get back to us for future support, we’ll be glad to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Anil Madishetty, Mar 26, 2020
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