enable administrator user


  1. Posts : 6
    windows 7 professional
       #1

    enable administrator user


    Hello...

    I am installing Win 10 on a new system.

    I need to create ONLY "administrator" user and NO other user.

    Problem is if I boot into audit mode and enable the "administrator" user from there, there reboot into "OOBE" it still asks me to create a user. This I don't want to do.

    Also, I do not want to create user at OOBE, then after booting in, enable "administrator", then log out from user, log into administrator and then delete the first user.

    Is there some way I can have only an administrator user?



    Thanks
    Neeraj
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  2. Barman58's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Latest RP
       #2

    The first created user is an administrator this is subject to the UAC are all other users but can do all the things that the old type of XP era administrators did but with security added against online attacks.

    Once you have the administrator user you can go back to an unsafe system but this is not recommended. set up the admin account and then change UAC to not prompt you ever
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  3. Ghot's Avatar
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    Win 10 Home 10.0.19044.1387 (x64) [21H2]
       #3

    neerajgs said:
    Hello...

    I am installing Win 10 on a new system.

    I need to create ONLY "administrator" user and NO other user.

    Problem is if I boot into audit mode and enable the "administrator" user from there, there reboot into "OOBE" it still asks me to create a user. This I don't want to do.

    Also, I do not want to create user at OOBE, then after booting in, enable "administrator", then log out from user, log into administrator and then delete the first user.

    Is there some way I can have only an administrator user?



    Thanks
    Neeraj
    Barman58 said:
    The first created user is an administrator this is subject to the UAC are all other users but can do all the things that the old type of XP era administrators did but with security added against online attacks.

    Once you have the administrator user you can go back to an unsafe system but this is not recommended. set up the admin account and then change UAC to not prompt you ever

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    @neerajgs

    You can always enable THE administrator account if you need to, but it's never a good idea to "run" the computer on a day to day basis on THE administrator account.

    The normal administrator account is fine for everyday use. And, as mentioned, you can just disable UAC if you want to.

    I've been running on the normal administrator account (created during install), and I only had to go on THE administrator account once in over a year and a half, and that was just to check something.
    I didn't need THE admin account to "do" anything.
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  4. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    Windows 11 Pro
       #4

    neerajgs said:
    Also, I do not want to create user at OOBE, then after booting in, enable "administrator", then log out from user, log into administrator and then delete the first user.

    Is there some way I can have only an administrator user?



    Thanks
    Neeraj
    That's the only way I know how to do what you want. Create a temp account at OOBE, log in, enable the administrator account, log out, log back in with the administrator account and then delete the temp account you created.
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  5. Try3's Avatar
    Posts : 9,732
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 21H2 Build 19044.1348
       #5

    neerajgs said:
    I need to create ONLY "administrator" user and NO other user.
    Neeraj

    Why?

    I hope you realise that
    - the limitations of the 'administrator' account are undocumented but have been known to change over time/Versions.
    - an Admin account you create can do everything that the 'administrator' account can do.


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  6. mngerhold's Avatar
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    W10-2009 19042.1348
       #6

    neerajgs said:
    I need to create ONLY "administrator" user and NO other user.
    Just to echo what others have said (or implied): if you want to shoot yourself in the foot, there is a way - but you would leave yourself with no fallback in the event that the single user account went wonky. What on earth will you gain by having only the 'Administrator' account?
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  7. Paul Black's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #7

    Hello @neerajgs,

    Why don't you setup a Local Administrator Account and ALSO activate the Full Administrator Account [ Built-In ]. You can do this in CMD Prompt. This will give you the option of switching between them.

    As a side note, it is ALWAYS good practice to setup ANOTHER Local Account in case of corruption of your Local Administrator Account.

    I hope this helps.

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  8. Barman58's Avatar
    Posts : 4,129
    Windows 10 Pro x64 Latest RP
       #8

    I always add an additional Administrator account and I make sure this is a local account so I can use it in the case where remote access to this system via network is impossible - no it's not to easy to use if the system is on another continent but you can always work local by remote control of someone on site
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  9. Paul Black's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #9

    Barman58 said:
    I always add an additional Administrator account and I make sure this is a local account so I can use it in the case where remote access to this system via network is impossible - no it's not to easy to use if the system is on another continent but you can always work local by remote control of someone on site
    Excellent advice and example.
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