Windows 10: How to revert local account to administrator acc. Solved

  1.    22 Aug 2015 #1

    How to revert local account to administrator acc.


    I changed my local administrator account, to standard accc., now I lost all elevated rights.
    I have a working windows account, but I don't know the password of the local account to revert.
    Thanks,
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 11,233
    W10Prox64
       22 Aug 2015 #2

    Hello. I am not sure I understand the question. Let me see:

    • You had an administrative account (local, not MS).
    • You changed this administrative account to a limited account.
    • You want to change the limited account back to an administrative account.
    • You have another administrative account, but you don't know the password.


    Is this correct?

    You must be logged into an administrative account in order to give administrative rights to a local account.

    Does another user of the computer know the password to the administrative account?
    Did you create a password reset disk for the administrative account?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 11,233
    W10Prox64
       22 Aug 2015 #3

    Based on your comment here-
    Solved I lost all of my administrator rights when I downloaded Windows 10 - Page 2 - Windows 10 Forums

    I would think that is your best option at this point. Back up your important files, and try downloading the ISO. Save it to your desktop, and then burn to DVD. Or, just mount the ISO by right-clicking it, and run setup.exe from within the W10 OS, to do an in-place upgrade.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...-download.html
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    22 Aug 2015 #4

    simrick said: View Post
    Hello. I am not sure I understand the question. Let me see:

    • You had an administrative account (local, not MS).
    • You changed this administrative account to a limited account.
    • You want to change the limited account back to an administrative account.
    • You have another administrative account, but you don't know the password.


    Is this correct?

    You must be logged into an administrative account in order to give administrative rights to a local account.

    Does another user of the computer know the password to the administrative account?
    Did you create a password reset disk for the administrative account?
    my error, I do not have another administrative account, and when I want to change the account type, I get a pop up, saying to type a password or fingerprint, so far good, but it tell me I need elevated rights, I was in the process to create a reset disk.,I can open cmd elevated from boot, then what do I do?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 11,233
    W10Prox64
       22 Aug 2015 #5

    Alboari said: View Post
    my error, I do not have another administrative account, and when I want to change the account type, I get a pop up, saying to type a password or fingerprint, so far good, but it tell me I need elevated rights, I was in the process to create a reset disk.,I can open cmd elevated from boot, then what do I do?
    I'm sorry, but I really have no idea how to change a limited account to an administrative account from an elevated C prompt at boot.

    Didn't Windows warn you that you were changing to a limited account when you were doing this?


    Is this computer upgraded from W7 or W8?
    Is the computer activated?

    If yes to both, the only thing I can recommend is a clean install.

    Please make sure your files are backed up to external media.

    Please try downloading the ISO from the link I gave above, from option #1, the link being to MS TechBench. Be sure to get the correct version and bitness for your existing system.

    Boot the computer using the DVD, and follow the instructions to install, keeping nothing (a clean install). When it asks for a keycode, just "skip".

    NOTE: This will remove all user accounts, files and applications, so be sure your files are backed up, and the computer is activated before you do this.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    22 Aug 2015 #6

    I solved it the easy way


    I did a system restore and all is back to normal.
    I used a week old restore point.
    Thanks
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 11,233
    W10Prox64
       22 Aug 2015 #7

    Alboari said: View Post
    I did a system restore and all is back to normal.
    I used a week old restore point.
    Thanks
    Good news! Glad you got it sorted.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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