Windows 10: When uninstalling software Win 10 wants password from other account

  1.    02 Jan 2017 #1

    When uninstalling software Win 10 wants password from other account

    I created an account initially that is an admin account, then I created a second admin account. When logged into the second account, if I try to install or uninstall software, it asks for the password from the first account. Why won't it let me use the password from the second admin account? Is there any way to fix this?
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       03 Jan 2017 #2

    First off I not challenging you but as you did not say you did this I have to ask....

    Have you confirmed that second id is indeed an Administrator?
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  3. Posts : 888
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       04 Jan 2017 #3

    I agree with Ken, what you describe indicates that the second account is a Standard user account not an Admin user account.

    If the second account was an Admin then Windows would be prompting you with a Yes, No choice and not with a requirement to enter a password at all.

    Check the status of the second account at
    1 [if you are logged in to the second user account] Settings, Accounts, Your info
    2 [if you are logged in to the first user account] Settings, Accounts, Family & other people under the sub-heading Other people.

    If you need to change the status, log in to the first account then use my #2 above to see the list of accounts, select the second account, click on Change account type.


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