Windows 10: UAC Problems and Password Recovery

Discus and support UAC Problems and Password Recovery in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; I must have inadvertently messed something up in Windows 10 UAC, I can log in with the User account password, but when I try to open some programs,... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by leehop71, Nov 2, 2016.

  1. leehop71 Win User

    UAC Problems and Password Recovery


    I must have inadvertently messed something up in Windows 10 UAC,

    I can log in with the User account password, but when I try to open some programs, install, or uninstall, or change anything in the UAC in Control Panel, it takes me to the UAC prompt screen to give permission to change.

    However the prompt does not show a 'Yes' tab, only a 'No'.

    When I try to reset Windows 10 it takes me to the password screen for Admin. I've tried every password I can think of but none are working.

    I can't even get it to log in with Admin account so I can at least see my password hint, because when I get to a certain point in the steps, I get the UAC screen prompt with no 'Yes' box to allow changes.

    I can still log in and use the machine, but I can install any new software and can't use some of the programs I already have.

    HELP!!! *Shock*Eek

    :)
     
    leehop71, Nov 2, 2016
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  2. JohnR-955 Win User

    Administrator rights Windows 10

    Hi,

    Thanks for your reply, however this does not solve the problem. When I follow your steps I get a UAC dialogue box asking for the administrative password. I do not know this password and there are no accounts on my PC with admin rights. By the way, the UAC
    Box has a grayed 'YES' box and the 'No' box is highlighted - there is no space/line to insert a password on this UAC screen even if I knew it. Any further advice would be appreciated.
     
    JohnR-955, Nov 2, 2016
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  3. Dr._Cool Win User
    Family Safety - "My parent is here" - not working in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

    My child is always asked for a password independently of the UAC setting. The only noticeable problem happens when I click on the "My parent is here" button. I just reconfirmed it, to make sure: when the UAC setting is "Always notify me" pressing this
    button leads to the parent password confirmation screen. However, if the UAC is set to any other level, pressing this button leads to a grey screen.
     
    Dr._Cool, Nov 2, 2016
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  4. Bree New Member

    UAC Problems and Password Recovery

    No, that's exactly how UAC should behave - in the case where there are no accounts with admin rights.

    Apparently Microsoft will let you demote your only admin account without warning you that it's probably not a good idea. That appears to be what you have inadvertently done *Sad


    You may be able to enable the built-in Administrator account to fix this. Option Four would seem to be the one to use...
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
     
    Bree, Nov 2, 2016
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  5. leehop71 Win User
    *Mad It won't let me access config folder in step 4 and takes me to the UAC prompt. Heck I've got a big enough SSD I could partition and load Windows 10 again, but I can't even partition without UAC access.

    Is there 'anything' I can do to fix this??
     
    leehop71, Apr 5, 2018
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