Windows 10: Why does Administrator approval pop-up? Solved


  1. Posts : 305
    Windows 10 64-bit Home v1709 (OS Build 16299.192)
       09 Jan 2018 #1

    Why does Administrator approval pop-up?


    I don't know what setting I've changed to make this popup requiring password for software install. Before the popup required a Yes or No to install, not Administrator password. I am the owner, administrator & the only user on this PC.


    How do I fix this?

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  2. Posts : 7,023
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       09 Jan 2018 #2

    GARoss said: View Post
    I don't know what setting I've changed to make this popup requiring password for software install. Before the popup required a Yes or No to install, not Administrator password. I am the owner, administrator & the only user on this PC.
    It looks like you have done two things, the first was to enable the built-in Administrator account (that's the account named Administrator.) The second was to change your own account from an administrator to a standard user.

    To fix this you need to sign in as Administrator and set your own account back to being an administrator.
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  3. Posts : 305
    Windows 10 64-bit Home v1709 (OS Build 16299.192)
    Thread Starter
       09 Jan 2018 #3

    Bree said: View Post
    It looks like you have done two things, the first was to enable the built-in Administrator account (that's the account named Administrator.) The second was to change your own account from an administrator to a standard user.



    To fix this you need to sign in as Administrator and set your own account back to being an administrator.
    Fixed it! Thanks.
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  4. Posts : 7,023
    10 Home x64 (1803) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       09 Jan 2018 #4



    Great! You're lucky you had the built-in Administrator already enabled, otherwise it would have been much more complicated to fix :)

    What I normally recommend is that you make a second local administrator account for maintenance/repairs like this. Then you can disable the Administrator. It's disabled by default because it isn't restricted by UAC, it's safer to use a normal admin account.
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