Windows 10: Unable to recover administrator account

Discus and support Unable to recover administrator account in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; I am unable to install software on my laptop as the administrator account no longer exists. My one and only account is a local account without... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Azzam Taleb, Feb 11, 2024.

  1. Unable to recover administrator account


    I am unable to install software on my laptop as the administrator account no longer exists. My one and only account is a local account without administrator access.

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    Azzam Taleb, Feb 11, 2024
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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, Feb 11, 2024
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  3. Arjay Dom Win User
    Can't recover account but I'm The Administrator on the pc.

    You can grant an administrative right to a local user by following the steps below:

    • Press Windows key + I to open Settings.
    • Click Accounts.
    • Select Family & other people.
    • Under Other people, select the user account and click
      Change account type
      .
    • Under Account type, select Administrator from the drop-down menu.
    • Select OK.

    We still recommend that you create a new Microsoft account as what the email suggested. This will also help you run and use Microsoft apps in the future.

    Regards.
     
    Arjay Dom, Feb 11, 2024
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  4. Arjay Dom Win User

    Unable to recover administrator account

    Can't recover account but I'm The Administrator on the pc.

    Thank you for the update.

    As the email suggests, we recommend opening or creating a new Microsoft account. There's also a possibility that you can no longer recover the files stored in your Administrator account since it will require administrator rights to be accessed.

    Regards.
     
    Arjay Dom, Feb 11, 2024
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