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

  1. 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...
    accidentally change administrator to user, how to change back to admin-2016_11_09_06_44_271.png

    anyways to change back to admin? pls help... thank you...
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  2. spunk's Avatar
    Posts : 2,896
    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit 20H2

    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 08:39. Reason: link
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  3. Bree's Avatar
    Posts : 19,136
    10 Home x64 (20H2) (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...
    Bree said: 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 08:41. Reason: updated
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  4. EdTittel's Avatar
    Posts : 4,131
    Windows 10

    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,
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