Windows 10: Make Exact Duplicate of Admin. Acct and Transfer It to Standard Acct

  1.    28 Dec 2017 #1

    Make Exact Duplicate of Admin. Acct and Transfer It to Standard Acct


    My new laptop (Lenovo P51) is about 3 weeks old and maybe the first or second day along with my login administrator account which I have been booting into I created a standard acct as well as a second administrator account. The reason for the standard acct is probably obvious since it is recommended that you work from that rather then the admin acct. And the second admin acct was just a precaution should I have have need for it. So the admin acct that I have been using is pretty much set up the way I want it ie. Live tiles disabled or uninstalled, some MS programs uninstalled like X-box, privacy settings are the way that I want them, and other settings turned off or changed to my liking. The question now that I want to switch over and only boot from the standard account is there anyway to transfer or copy over ALL THE CHANGES from the admin account including settings and personalization over to the standard account. In other words I want the standard account to look and act EXACTLY like the admin account without having to manually do the changes all over again. And while I am at it can I also do the same thing to the second admin account I created. Thank you.
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       28 Dec 2017 #2

    phaedruspress said: View Post
    ..I created a standard acct as well as a second administrator account. The reason for the standard acct is probably obvious since it is recommended that you work from that rather then the admin acct. And the second admin acct was just a precaution should I have have need for it...
    Few have the foresight to create a second administrator in case of emergencies, well done. You can make as many administrators as you like. I make an extra one called Maintenance on all my machines, and only ever use it for that purpose.

    The recommendation to only work from a standard account is less important in Windows 10. Even signed in as an administrator you are actually running most everything with just standard user rights (hence UAC popping up whenever you actually need to use admin rights). This was not the case for XP, where running as administrator was a very bad idea.

    ...the admin acct that I have been using is pretty much set up the way I want it... The question now ... anyway to transfer or copy over ALL THE CHANGES ... over to the standard account.
    Sorry, there's no supported way to do that for a local account. However, as long as you make sure you always have at least one other administrator account available, there's nothing to stop you changing the account you have just configured to your liking from an administrator to a standard user (and back to an administrator, should you change your mind).

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  3.    28 Dec 2017 #3

    >Few have the foresight to create a second administrator in case of emergencies, well done.

    You know what they say about a broken clock, right : ) https://quoteinvestigator.com/2016/09/02/stopped-clock/

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    The recommendation to only work from a standard account is less important in Windows 10.

    Well I was not aware of that. I do not recall when I was reading about standard and admin accts any of the articles making note of it not being essential with win 10 only that you should only work out of the standard account.

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    The question now ... anyway to transfer or copy over ALL THE CHANGES ... over to the standard account.
    >there's nothing to stop you changing the account you have just configured to your liking from an administrator to a standard user.

    I wonder if I would have thought of that given some more time : )

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    Sorry, there's no supported way to do that for a local account.

    OK. If I can not "transfer" or copy over everything form my current admin acct to a local standard acct is there anyway to duplicate my current admin acct the one that I have now and like the way it is set up that way I would have two identical admin accts (I have no problem giving it another name) and I could then just make one of them standard. That would give me a standard AND an admin acct setup the way that I wanted. If not I will take your suggestion and run with it since the whole idea is that I will be booting up the local or standard acct (once the admin acct) and not the "other" unaltered admin acct. Thanks.

    EDIT: It occurred to me since my admin acct is my MS account in other words it is tied to Microsoft when I log in and it is the acct that I can use to sign into the MS website what will happen if anything if I now change it to just a standard local account? TIA.

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