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  1. Posts : 3
    WINDOWS 10 HOME
       #1

    Enable the administrator account - windows 10 home


    Hi. I am using an ASUS laptop and I don't see the administrator account during the logon process to Windows. As far as I can determine it needs to be enabled. I've some investigation and this syntax appears to be what I need to enter:

    As a user with admin. privileges (I think, not being overly familiar with security and permissions levels) this is what I think I should enter:

    at a cmd prompt:
    net user Administrator xxxxx /active:yes -- where xxxxx is the password for the admin. account

    Also, if someone could point me to the steps I'll need to follow when changing the admin. account password, that would
    certainly help me..

    thanks
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  2. Posts : 69,909
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #2

    Hello NARLEY, and welcome.

    Are you able to use an option in the tutorial below to enable the built-in Administrator account?

    Enable or Disable Elevated Administrator account in Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 17,049
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #3

    NARLEY said:
    I don't see the administrator account during the logon process to Windows.
    Your choice of words concerns me.

    The user account you created when installing Windows is an Admin-level user account.
    And you might have created other Admin-level user accounts since then.
    All those accounts should be available to log in with and they are of equal authority.

    When you refer to "the administrator account" I think you mean the Built-in Admin account that exists for one purpose & one purpose only - to be automatically made available for login at the Safe mode login screen if Windows detects that there are no functioning Admin user accounts on the system.
    The Built-in Admin account has no greater authority than any Admin user account you created.
    It is normally disabled. It can be enabled if required.
    It has no password by default.
    You don't need to enable it for any routine purposes.
    Question - Why do you want to enable it now?

    You can make additional [spare], local, password-protected Admin user accounts as a precaution against any future corruption of your day-to-day user accounts.
    Create two spare local, password-protected Admin accounts [post #2] in Windows 10, 11 - TenForums


    All the best,
    Denis



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  4. Posts : 43,356
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #4

    Perhaps it would be a good idea to see what accounts you actually already have- like this:

    Enable the administrator account - windows 10 home-1.jpg

    (Control Panel, User Accounts, Manage Accounts)

    You can see the first is an admin acocunt, the second, not.

    If you post a screenshot make sure personal details are obscured. Thanks.
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  5. Posts : 3
    WINDOWS 10 HOME
    Thread Starter
       #5

    As a follow up, yes, I was referring to the built-in admin. The logon I am using is the user id setup during the Windows install.
    My issue is this: I downloaded an app which installed a folder in Windows Apps. I'm attempting to delete as I no longer require
    the app. I have been unable to locate the app itself to de-install it so I'm not sure if it was installed correctly. I'm trying to contact the vendor but they have not responded as of the time of this reply.

    The user id I'm using is a local, adminstrator but does not have the permissions level to delete the folder in WindowsApps and I can't find a way to grant the required level to do so. I understand why Windows safeguards its folders but I thought I might be able to increase the permissions level to this specific folder within WindowsApps. Thus far, I have been unable to do so.
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  6. Posts : 43,356
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #6

    You can do anything you like from 'outside' Windows (i.e. when Windows isn't running).
    E.g. by..
    - booting to a command prompt (not simply opening one)
    - booting from a live boot disk (Google if unsure)

    Be careful and ensure you have a current 3rd party disk image first, just in case.

    For interest only - see this discussion in the comments for this tutorial:
    Add Take Ownership to Context Menu in Windows 10
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  7. Posts : 3
    WINDOWS 10 HOME
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Interesting... however I will not be doing that... there must be another way for this...
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  8. Posts : 43,356
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #8

    Well.. that's your choice, and does NOT require changing anything.

    Very well, once you have taken ownership, you could use e.g.
    Download EMCO MoveOnBoot - MajorGeeks

    or
    Download - UnLock IT

    depending on whether you wish to move or delete.

    But I'm guessing you won't like that either. Even though they are free.
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  9. Posts : 17,049
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #9

    NARLEY said:
    As a follow up, yes, I was referring to the built-in admin.
    The user id I'm using is a local, adminstrator but does not have the permissions level to delete the folder in WindowsApps
    And neither does the Built-in Admin.
    It has the same access as any other Admin account such as your "user id setup during the Windows install".


    Denis
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  10. Posts : 17,049
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.4170
       #10

    NARLEY said:
    I downloaded an app which installed a folder in Windows Apps. I'm attempting to delete as I no longer require the app.
    I have been unable to locate the app itself to de-install it so I'm not sure if it was installed correctly.
    You should be able to see it listed in Settings, Apps and you should be able to delete it from there without any difficulty whatsoever.


    Denis
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