Windows 10: Admin question

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  1. Posts : 20,755
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       18 Sep 2015 #11

    The only problem is that you won't be able to enable the built-in Administrator account at boot unless you are able to provide the password of an administrator account. If Cassie doesn't have one, then he's in a catch 22.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  2.    18 Sep 2015 #12

    SomethingWrong said: View Post
    Hi Cassie,
    Did You reset already No!? If not there is another solution
    Start in Safe Mode https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
    In Safe Mode Right click on the "taskbar" then "task Manager" click "More Details" on the tab click "File" "Run new Task" and type cmd click ok ............
    Now Type this Command "net user administrator /active:yes " and then type "shutdown -r " and wait until restart you will become admin temporarily
    Create your own Admin account and disabled the build in administrator by typing this in cmd "net user administrator /active:no "
    no I haven't. Got tired of messing with it yesterday. I will try this! Thank you so much! After reading directions to do this, it says you must be administrator to start in safe mode.
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  3.    18 Sep 2015 #13

    In a command prompt, type "net localgroup administrators" without the quotes. What do you get in return? It will return a list of administrator accounts on your computer.

    If the only account under administrators that you have is "Administrator" - that account is supposed to activate itself. Reboot into safe mode and see if it lets you log in as "Administrator" user name and no password.
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  4. Posts : 1,177
    Windows 10 Home
       18 Sep 2015 #14

    Brink said: View Post
    The only problem is that you won't be able to enable the built-in Administrator account at boot unless you are able to provide the password of an administrator account. If Cassie doesn't have one, then he's in a catch 22.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
    @Brink - is it true that, unless OP or someone else has already done so, the built-in Adminstrator account will not HAVE a password? That may or may not be the case with OP - they may be lucky on that count.

    Or did you mean OP can't enable the built-in at all (with net user administrator /active:yes) without admin privilege in the first place? I think the "at boot" part of your response is throwing me...
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  5. Posts : 20,755
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       18 Sep 2015 #15

    Well, if you boot from installation media to open a command prompt like in OPTION FOUR below, you may be able to enable the built-in Administrator.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...a.html#option4
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