1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 5
    W10 64 bit
       26 Aug 2015 #1

    My Admin Account isn't truly admin


    Hi guys,

    I have a W10 user account attached to my microsoft account. It is listed as a full on admin account. However, with certain tasks it doesn't let me do certain admin tasks.

    I wanted to make changes to my hosts file, but was unable to do so. Any thoughts? Thanks.

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  2. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,923
    Windows 10 Pro
       26 Aug 2015 #2

    Racemic said: View Post
    Hi guys,

    I have a W10 user account attached to my microsoft account. It is listed as a full on admin account. However, with certain tasks it doesn't let me do certain admin tasks.

    I wanted to make changes to my hosts file, but was unable to do so. Any thoughts? Thanks.

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    Right click on a your command prompt icon, and choose "run as administrator". then cd to the folder, and run notepad hosts (it's not hosts.txt btw)
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 5
    W10 64 bit
       26 Aug 2015 #3

    Mystere said: View Post
    Right click on a your command prompt icon, and choose "run as administrator". then cd to the folder, and run notepad hosts (it's not hosts.txt btw)
    Thanks. Is there not some setting that I can change to enable me to change things in these sensitive folders?
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  4. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,923
    Windows 10 Pro
       26 Aug 2015 #4

    Racemic said: View Post
    Thanks. Is there not some setting that I can change to enable me to change things in these sensitive folders?
    The reason they're sensitive is to prevent malware from taking them over. If you change that, then you are at risk.
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 45
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       02 Sep 2015 #5

    Mystere said: View Post
    The reason they're sensitive is to prevent malware from taking them over. If you change that, then you are at risk.
    Caution as advised but see here: Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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