Windows 10: Loss of administator rights


  1. Posts : 2
    weindows10 64bit
       14 Aug 2015 #1

    Loss of administator rights


    Hello All

    While setting up my PC after upgrading from win7 I appear to have lost all my administrator rights.

    I can no longer open the (UAC) User Account Control. When I try to the "Yes" button is greyed out, and a message says that I need to enter an administrator password.

    As I only have one account set up, and that now appears to no longer be an administrator account, I fear that I have lost control of the PC.

    Can anyone suggest a way of accessing my account details to re-instate myself as an administrator.

    Thanks in advance for any advice you may be able to give me.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       14 Aug 2015 #2

    webvis33 said: View Post
    While setting up my PC after upgrading from win7 I appear to have lost all my administrator rights.

    I can no longer open the (UAC) User Account Control. When I try to the "Yes" button is greyed out, and a message says that I need to enter an administrator password.

    Can anyone suggest a way of accessing my account details to re-instate myself as an administrator.
    Take a look at this thread and see if anything there helps you. There is another linked thread within it where someone claims to have a solution.

    Welcome to the forum
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 2
    weindows10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       14 Aug 2015 #3

    Thank you for taking the time to respond.

    The thread refers to permissions to access files and folders, which I may well have difficulties with in the future when the info will be very useful.

    My current problem is specifically that I cannot access the user account panel, and therefore cannot re- gain administrative rights.

    If I still had had administrative rights, then I could set up a number of user accounts, some with admin rights and some not.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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