1.    09 Nov 2016 #1
    Join Date : Nov 2016
    Posts : 1
    windows 10

    accidentally change administrator to user, how to change back to admin

    Hi all,

    actually i wanted to disable the log in password function every time when i on my PC but i accidentally changed the administrator to user... after restarting my com i cant change back as i'm not the admin any more...

    See pic below...
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2016_11_09_06_44_271.png 
Views:	29 
Size:	66.1 KB 
ID:	109385

    anyways to change back to admin? pls help... thank you...
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    09 Nov 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Los Angeles
    Posts : 1,202
    Windows 10 Pro

    You cannot change the Hidden Built In Administrator account to User.
    But, If you changed your User Account with Admin rights, then try leaving the Password Field Blank for the Administrator account.
    If you want to run Computer Management snapin, then go to Start/Search and type compmgmt.msc, Right click the compmgmt results and Run As Administrator and if it asks for a password for the Admin account, leave it blank.
    To Reset your type of account, Enable the Hidden Administrator Account. Log out as you, login as Built in Admin and change your type of account in Control Panel/Users. Be sure to Hide the Built In Administrators account again
    Last edited by Brink; 09 Nov 2016 at 09:39. Reason: link
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    09 Nov 2016 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 5,262
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Option 4 is the one to use when there are no active admin accounts available.

    There's another potential 'Catch 22' waiting for you there too - that's if you don't already have the bootable recovery drive or install media needed to start the process. The UAC won't let you make a recovery drive or use Microsoft's Media Creation Tool to download the install media (as this unfortunate person found out). Administrator password forgot,UAC problem We took a while to get there, but it was all sorted in the end.

    The method we used is more succinctly described here...
    Quote Originally Posted by Bree View Post
    ...you might like to know another way to get there without the aid of a boot USB.

    You have to convince Windows that it's broken so it boots into Automatic Repair mode....
    Link: Need help with Admin privileges
    Last edited by Brink; 09 Nov 2016 at 09:41. Reason: updated
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  4.    09 Nov 2016 #4

    Great post, Bree. If recast as a decision tree, would make a great tutorial (or meta-tutorial, because it guides readers to other "component tutorials").
    Thanks for sharing,
      My ComputersSystem Spec


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
how to change the administrator of my computer back to me
I registered an Apple id for my husband and made the two of us family members using my desktop. Now my computer has made my husband the administrator of my desktop and I have to sign in with his photo on the screen. He has his own computer. How do...
General Support
Change User Account Admin rights
I am the sole user of this computer. The control panel tells me I am an administrator but when I go into my account it says I am a standard user and won't let me change it to Administrator. I just want to manage my own computer and - for...
User Accounts and Family Safety
No Admin Access /Cannot change existing user accounts to admin account
Hello All, I'm delighted to have found you and after a long day of trying to help myself i am now requiring your much appreciated assistance please!:cry: I'm not a techy person at all and am hoping someone can help:) Last week my husband purchased...
User Accounts and Family Safety
Solved User Account Control will not change in non-admin accounts
I have changed the UAC in my (Admin) account to turn it off. I have accounts for 3 other people, regular user accounts. On those regular accounts, if you try to start several of the games I have installed (LOTRO, Neverwinter, etc.) UAC stops the...
User Accounts and Family Safety
Can I change OS then change back to Windows 10?
Hello, I recently found out that Steam, (an app that I absolutely adore) has an OS, it looks amazing, but since it's still in beta and I'm not the biggest tech-head, I'm wondering if do want to try SteamOS, will I be able to come back to Windows 10?...
Installation and Upgrade
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:21.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App

Windows 10 Forums