Windows 10: Loss of Administrator status seems universal; where's universal fix? Solved

  1.    18 Aug 2015 #1

    Loss of Administrator status seems universal; where's universal fix?


    This is pretty outrageous! I did not bargain for hours of my time to figure out the new, improved Windows 10. Not only did I lose admin status, half of my bookmarked favorites have disappeared.

    I've seen the "take ownership..." articles, and a lot of this stuff is unclear to me. I'm just an average schmoe, not a pro! I can tell from the welcome screen that the system is defaulting to a second profile that I created that does not have admin rights. So, where is my admin profile? I can't even find it to try to log in using that. What I WANT is to get back to that and not have to jerry rig some permissions and NOT to have to spend hours getting my computer back to where I could find things.

    Windows 10 - you were supposed to improve my online experience!!!!! VERY disappointed so far.

    PS - it says I have 30 days to go back to Windows 7 or 8.1 and that option should show under the settings/security window. It's not there. How do I go back if I decide to do that?
    Last edited by Linna8; 18 Aug 2015 at 13:20.
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  2.    18 Aug 2015 #2

    After messing with this for HOURS, I finally found my administrator user by going to Task Manager and selecting 'switch user' (forgot about that). So I found my other account where I can control things, and everything was there. I can't imagine why Windows 10 would default to a local user and not show me my administrator account also. That's is for the birds. Lots of people seem to be struggling with this administrator thing.
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  3.    18 Aug 2015 #3

    The world would be a much safer place if everybody used Windows from a user account, and switched to an administrator level account only for a specific purpose or action.
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