User Account / Administrator

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    User Account / Administrator

    well, I have nobody to blame but myself but when installing Windows 10 I allowed the software to create a Microsoft account and it naturally built an account with no administrator privileges. Of course this is totally wortless for me - I'm the only User on this laptop and under 7 I simply used the Administrator account.

    So with 10 I did modify my user account to have Administrator privileges but it's still not the same as as Administrator.

    Is there away to take the account I setup and make it the Administrator or should I just uninstall 10 and go back to 7?

    I hope this makes sense.

    Thanks is advance for reading.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18917

    Hello Myopicvoid, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    The account that is setup during the installation of Windows 10 is an administrator account, but you must approve anything that wants to run elevated by default. This was the same in Windows 7.

    You could use the built-in elevated "Administrator" account, but you will not be able to use any Windows apps (aka: modern apps) since they will not run in an elevated environment.
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