1.    28 Nov 2015 #1
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 1
    windows 10

    Upgraded from windows 7 to windows 10 - lost my main account HELP !

    Hello every one, i just upgraded from windows 7 to windows 10. I had two accounts in my desktop computer. One was the main administrator account and second was the account for my wife. After upgrading the windows 10 boots only in the wife account. I have no idea what happend to my main account. Did i lose my files ect in the main account. Before upgrade i use to have a password in the main account (administrator account) but my wife's account had no password. I rebooted over and over again but i never get the option to select how i want to log in as myself or as my wife account. The computer just boots in my wifes account. Can anything be done? Thanks
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  2.    28 Nov 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    NW Florida
    Posts : 6,096
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint

    You should have a C:/Windows.OLD folder. Everything not transferred should be in there. I don't know about your account being moved. On the login screen, look in the bottom left corner and see if your account is listed. If it is, click on it and login to your account.
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  3.    01 Dec 2015 #3
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 6
    windows 10

    It's possible that the main administrator is disabled during upgrade. Follow these steps to activate it:
    1. Press Windows + X to open the Quick Access menu and select "Command Prompt(admin)".
    2. In the Command Prompt, type the net user command and it will list all existing local accounts.
    3. Next type net user administrator /active:yes
    4. Reboot your computer and check if you can login with the main administrator account.
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  4.    01 Dec 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 5,881
    Windows 10 Pro

    After you activate the built-in administrator account using kim's method in post #3, I would highly recommend you make a separate local account for yourself with administrator privileges and move all your files to that account. The built-in administrator account in Windows 10 was designed by Microsoft to be an emergency backup only in case all other administrator accounts were somehow disabled or deleted. You will continue to face nothing but problems if you insist on using the built-in administrator account as a daily normal use account.
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  5.    04 May 2016 #5
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 1
    windows 10

    Thx but I tried your answer and I got the following message "system error 5 has occured
    access is denie."
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