Windows 10: lost Administrator access to my pc, cant change any settings

  1.    14 Sep 2017 #1

    lost Administrator access to my pc, cant change any settings


    Long story short,

    I can login to my computer using my username (i am the only user to choose from on the login screen& and i know my PW) but if i want to install an app or change any of my settings i need to have administrator access. i would give it to myself but i need administrator access to do so. i am the only user on my computer so i dont no what to do or how to locate or log into the "administrator account" any help would be greatly appreciated

    Thanks
    -Mike
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  2. Posts : 4,512
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       14 Sep 2017 #2

    Welcome to TenForums @dudeneedshelp

    How did you loose your administrator rights? Did you change your account to a standard account? Windows lets you do that, but if it's the only administrator it's not a good idea (as you have found out).

    The built in Administrator account is disabled by default, you can enable it. With no available administrator you can use Option Five in this tutorial.

    Enable or Disable Elevated Administrator account in Windows 10
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  3.    14 Sep 2017 #3

    so when i tried that i got upto step 5.i cant open the config folder

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    then i click continue and get this
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       14 Sep 2017 #5

    dudeneedshelp said: View Post
    so when i tried that i got upto step 5.i cant open the config folder
    Your screenshot shows you are trying to do this while logged into windows with your (non-admin) account. This doesn't have the rights needed for this operation.

    Re-read Option Five again, step 1 states that you have to boot from a USB recovery drive or a bootable install USB to get the command prompt needed carry out this process. If you do not have a USB to boot from, then you can force the PC to boot to its recovery environment and use the command prompt available there, see the Tip's 'option six' link to another tutorial.

    1. Boot from your Windows 10 installation USB or recovery drive, and open a command prompt at boot (Shift+F10).
    Tip
    If you don't have a Windows 10 installation USB or recovery drive, then you can use OPTION SIX here to boot to Advanced Startup...
    Enable or Disable Elevated Administrator account in Windows 10
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