Access to Windows 10 Settings blocked by Microsoft

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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170

    PostmanPuzzled said:
    I have created a new user account, at present just a standard account.
    Make it an Admin now.
    Change to Admin account type - TenForumsTutorials
    And make sure it has a decent password which you've written down somewhere secure yet accessible.

    PostmanPuzzled said:
    Can I have more than 1 administrator account
    Yes. Do it now.
    It is always worth having an additional, password-protected, local, Admin user account spare in case your normal accounts get corrupted in use. The spare one would enable you to get back in control of your computer.

    PostmanPuzzled said:
    I am nervous about reducing the only present account with administrator status to standard user in case I cannot get it backc.
    Never reduce a sole Admin to standard level. Windows will not let you do many necessary things without a functioning Admin user account on the computer. There is a fix for it but it is awkward.
    I must have missed that part of the thread in which you explained why you wanted to reduce the current Admin to Std [or to remove it]. As long as it is password-protected, you can just let an old & abandoned user account sit there until the cows come home.

    PostmanPuzzled said:
    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.
    Yes, go ahead.
    Then make another image once you've sorted out that new Admin user account.

    All the best,
      My Computer

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

    Accesd to Settings blocked by Microsoft

    Thanks very much. Very reasuring advice. Will carry on with Macrium, then change new account to admin and leave the old one alone.
      My Computer


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