New Lenovo laptop w/Windows 10 Home - Major limitations (how to fix)?

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  1. Megahertz's Avatar
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    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro - Lubuntu
       #21

    Sammy888 to enable system administrator (Not recommended), open a CMD window as administrator and type:
    net user administrator /active:yes

    to disable
    net user administrator /active:no

    All Windows Home releases (Win XP, Vista, 7, 8 and 10) doesn't have by default GP.
    If you really want to use GP on your computer, buy a upgrade license to Pro.
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Upgrade [from Home to Pro] [Digital Download] - Newegg.com
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  2. Try3's Avatar
    Posts : 7,386
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 20H2 Build 19042.868
       #22

    Megahertz said:
    If you slide down the UAC on Win 7 id doesn't ask for permission. On Win 10 it still does.
    The intended behaviour is the same. If yours does not behave this way then it has a fault.
    - I have just tested mine and it behaves as intended
    - See also Change User Account Control level - TenForumsTutorials
    - See also About User Account Control settings [Windows 10] - MSSupport and note, in particular, that the whole of the article applies to Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10

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  3. Try3's Avatar
    Posts : 7,386
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 20H2 Build 19042.868
       #23

    Megahertz said:
    Sammy888 to enable system administrator (Not recommended), open a CMD window as administrator and type:
    net user administrator /active:yes
    to disable
    net user administrator /active:no
    Sammy,

    The correct term is the Built-In Administrator and its username is Administrator.
    - It behaves in exactly the same way as any other Admin account [that you have created] for which you have set UAC to its lowest setting [Never notify].
    - Its intended purpose is to be enabled automatically by Windows [only] at the Safe mode login if Windows detects that there are no other functioning Admin accounts on the computer.
    Built-In Administrator account - Enable or Disable - TenForumsTutorials
    UAC - Admin Approval Mode for the Built-in Administrator account - Microsoft Docs

    I think one of your earlier posts stated that you had already set UAC to Never notify so there would be no point in enabling the Built-In Admin.
    - If you ever do set UAC back to a working level you would be just as well off [or, arguably, better off] by creating additional [spare] local password-protected Admin accounts. I have two of these -
    - The first of mine is for use in troubleshooting so I do not give any unnecessary additional access permissions to any of my day-to-day accounts.
    - The second is held in reserve. Unused, pristine & hence very unlikely to suffer from user profile corruption.
    - I write all account passwords down somewhere secure yet readily accessible.

    Denis
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