how to make my local user an administrator and make another local NOT


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    how to make my local user an administrator and make another local NOT


    tried to kill the microsoft account and ended up with a new user that is suddenly the admin. my preferred local acct is no longer the admin. how can I make an account the admin and another no longer the admin.

    btw I am noticing that a lot of the tenforums tutorial show things that I cannot find on my win 10
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
       #2

    Settings, Accounts, Family & other users, {select the account you want to make an admin}, Change account type, Account type - Admin, OK.

    What Windows 10 version do you have?
    - Right click on the Start button, click on Command prompt / Windows PowerShell and enter winver
    - Post the version and the long number stating its Build

    Denis


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    info u requested...


    winver is 1809, 17763.737

    when I open accounts there is no option showing for family and other users

    what I have is former MS account now local username A and local account unsername B (not admin)

    everytime the enter password screen pops up it is for username A (admin) even if I am logged in as username B
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    msongs said:
    btw I am noticing that a lot of the tenforums tutorial show things that I cannot find on my win 10

    Hello,

    Please message me or post in the tutorials you are not finding on your computer.

    Please do note first that most of the tutorials will say in the notes starting with Windows 10 build xxxx. If you do not have at least that build number or higher installed, the item mentioned in the tutorial will not be available yet for you.
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1776
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    msongs said:
    everytime the enter password screen pops up it is for username A (admin) even if I am logged in as username B
    That is the correct behaviour. The screen to which you refer is seeking Admin approval for the task concerned.


    msongs said:
    when I open accounts there is no option showing for family and other users ... even if I am logged in as username B
    I think that the option appears if you are logged in to the Admin account [username A]. Once you have made username B an Admin as well then it should also appear for that one.

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    10 Home x64 (21H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
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    msongs said:
    when I open accounts there is no option showing for family and other users
    That is correct. If you are signed in as unsername B (not admin) you cannot manage other users so those options are not displayed.

    You must sign in as username A (admin) in order to manage other accounts. The first thing you should then do is promote B to an administrator.
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