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Discus and support Windows 10 - I accidentally made my Admin account a regular user. How do I become an Admin... in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Basically just what the title says. I accidentally made my account non-administrator, so there are no administrator accounts I can use to restore it.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by EricRMS, Jan 24, 2021.

  1. EricRMS Win User

    Windows 10 - I accidentally made my Admin account a regular user. How do I become an Admin...


    Basically just what the title says. I accidentally made my account non-administrator, so there are no administrator accounts I can use to restore it. Searching online says to enable the built-in administrator account but I cannot do that without administrator privileges. Is there any way to make my regular account an administrator WITHOUT using admin privileges?

    :)
     
    EricRMS, Jan 24, 2021
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  2. Hidden Admin Account Infected - Help

    Somehow my windows 7 hidden admin account got infected. I cannot open regedit, task manager or any virus program.. in fact.. most programs wont work.. but my regular everyday account is fine.

    The problem is this: I have been infected in my regular account before.. and running virus tools from my hidden admin account fixes them.. but I cannot do the reverse now because my regular account doesn't have access to my admin account.

    I know what the virus is.. its a rouge antivirus.. it mostly annoying.. Programs do open up for a split second before this rouge antivirus program closes it again and then lies and gives me a message that says, " Cannot open this program, the program is infected" LOL

    Its putting a lot of adware on my system but not crippling it.. but only in the admin account.

    What are your ideas?
     
    John Phoenix, Jan 24, 2021
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  3. Namslas90 Win User
    admin password?

    You can reset the Admin Password using Windows XP repair; See Here for step by step.

    *Toast :toast:
     
    Namslas90, Jan 24, 2021
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  4. Bree Win User

    Windows 10 - I accidentally made my Admin account a regular user. How do I become an Admin...

    Admin accounts

    Yes.

    An admin, if they try to browse the user folder of any other user (standard or admin) will be told they don't have access, but will be offered permanent access if they wish by clicking Continue. You won't accidentally stumble across her files, but you could look for them if you were determined. Can she trust you (or can you trust yourself) not to click Continue?


    Windows 10 - I accidentally made my Admin account a regular user. How do I become an Admin... [​IMG]


    Even signed in as an admin, most of the time you are running processes or apps as a standard user anyway. Only when you try to do something that requires admin rights will you be asked (as in the folder example above) if you want to use your admin privileges. The 'harm' would be if you click 'Yes' on a UAC prompt before taking the time to think about what it is that you'd be allowing to run.
     
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