admin accounts (local or Microsoft?)


  1. Posts : 22
    win 10 pro 64-bit
       #1

    admin accounts (local or Microsoft?)


    Hi I have used Win 10 since it came out and in general, I'm happy with it.
    Is there a difference in system access rights given to a local account administrator as compared to an Microsoft account based logon to an admin account?
    The reason I ask is that I only have one log on (as I'm sole user) to a local account with admin rights (or so I thought)
    I wanted to remove/in-install a program today, and was presented with a message which said I MAY not have sufficient priveledge to remove the app. As I'm GOD on my system - how can this possibly occur?
    Any thoughts?
    regards
    Dave Hickman
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 3,677
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 21H2
       #2

    What is the program you want to uninstall?
    The Microsoft Account is a play from the Apple playbook. Basically, Microsoft wants people who have more then one device (ie) Desktop, Laptop, Tablet, Phone to have one sign in to all, so you have access to all of your files from anywhere, via One Drive, Etc.
    There are certain applications that come with Windows or are integrated into Windows so, you cannot just uninstall it without it breaking Windows. Also, many programs need to be installed and uninstalled by right clicking it and Running as Administrator, even if you are an administrator user.
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 22
    win 10 pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Hi,
    I get the gist of your replt,thanx.
    Right click what though? I'm just using the control panel view, and asking for the program to be uninstalled.
    D
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 56,100
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #4

    dch1950 said:
    Hi,
    I get the gist of your replt,thanx.
    Right click what though? I'm just using the control panel view, and asking for the program to be uninstalled.
    D
    Think what Spunk meant was the Installer file itself. Right click and "Run as Administrator". That way, the install/uninstall (if option exists) will inherit Admin privileges throughout the process.
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