Access to Windows 10 Settings blocked by Microsoft

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  1. Posts : 42,510
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #21

    I have never had a Windows password so far as I can remember. The PCs were set up by my deceased husband prior to 2018 when he became ill. He purchased or updated to Office 2016 which I am stil
    l using. I tried to collect up his passwords when I had to amalgamate his records with mine but I have no recollection of a Windows one.
    If the PC booted into one account without any login prompt at all, then it's possible this was done:
    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup

    Even if that is done, there are circumstances when the user is prompted for the password for the account, which still exists. The same is true if a PIN or other means of logging in is used.
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  2. Posts : 186
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1586]
    Thread Starter
       #22

    Thanks but this is what I get no

    Access to Windows 10 Settings blocked by Microsoft-screenshot-2023-03-29-193544.png
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  3. Posts : 4,696
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 22H2
       #23

    The command is sLmgr /xpr
    not simgr /xpr
    Like this: slmgr /xpr
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  4. Posts : 18,045
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #24

    Hello @PostmanPuzzled,

    Just Copy & Paste the following command into a CMD Prompt and press Enter.

    Code:
    
    slmgr /xpr

    I hope this helps.
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  5. Posts : 16,577
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.3930
       #25

    PostmanPuzzled said:
    Thanks but this is what I get no
    Try3 said:
    SLMGR /XPR
    not
    SIMGR /XPR

    The capitals are not essential. I just used them so you could see the spelling easily.
    Denis
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  6. Posts : 186
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1586]
    Thread Starter
       #26

    Sorry everyone.
    as you have prob gathered my eye sight is not what it was and sometimes when you enlarge and reduce text the l may appear to change to i. After all that Windows message says Windows is permanently activated !

    Thanks very much anyway. At least that is clarified.

    - - - Updated - - -

    I think the best thing to do is to close this thread as I can presently get into
    Settings. I do need to remove the present Local Admin account and create a new user but will look forn Tutorials on that.
    Thankyou very much for all your inputs. I don`t think there is any point in my trying to sort the Windows password until I have got rid of the corrupt User Account.

    I will mark this thread as closed.
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  7. Posts : 16,577
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.3930
       #27

    PostmanPuzzled said:
    I do need to remove the present Local Admin account and create a new user but will look forn Tutorials on that.
    Patrice,

    Don't remove anything.
    Add a new local, password-protected Admin user account if you need to and simply make a note in next year's calendar to remove the old account if you want to.
    This is a long thread and I cannot find a post that explains why you want to remove your current local Admin user account.

    There are links to the relevant account creation tutorials in
    my ditty - Create two spare local, password-protected Admin accounts [post #2] in Windows 10, 11 - TenForums


    All the best,
    Denis
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  8. Posts : 672
    Windows 10/11
       #28

    PostmanPuzzled said:
    I do need to remove the present Local Admin account and create a new user but will look for Tutorials on that.
    Try Account Profile Fixer. If it works, it will save you a lot of steps.
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  9. Posts : 16,577
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.3930
       #29

    LesFerch said:
    Try Account Profile Fixer. If it works, it will save you a lot of steps.
    Patrice,

    Do note that that utility does not fix anything. Its name is misleading. It just automates the steps you need to take to create a new local Admin user account to use instead of the one you think needs to be removed. It is a convenience not a repair tool.
    You can either do it yourself using the procedures in the linked tutorials or you can use that utility.


    Denis
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  10. Posts : 186
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1586]
    Thread Starter
       #30

    avvess to Settings blocked by Microsoft


    Thanks Denis.

    I have created a new user account, at present just a standard account. Can I have more than 1 administrator account >
    I am nervous about reducing the only present account with administrator status to standard user in case I cannot get it backc. I am about to create an image backup with Macrium and would much prefer to complete that before I make any more changes, for obvious reasons.

    Many thanks for listening all of you.
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