Windows 10: Admin question

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  1.    17 Sep 2015 #1

    Admin question


    how can I make myself the admin on my PC? apparently during my download, I was added as a user and not the admin in windows 10. I cannot make any changes on it at all. there is no option for an admin anywhere. Help!
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  2. Posts : 20,740
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       17 Sep 2015 #2

    Hello Cassie, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Double check using the tutorial below to see if your account is an administrator type or not.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/21680-account-type-determine-windows-10-a.html

    If not, do you have another account on the PC that is an administrator?
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  3.    17 Sep 2015 #3

    That's what I thought too, but why won't it let me make any changes. It does not say I am admin. I get a box that says to sign it and there's nowhere to sign and the yes button is greyed out.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       17 Sep 2015 #4

    Did you disable UAC by chance?
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  5.    17 Sep 2015 #5

    It won't let me check because it says I'm not admin. No other accounts.
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  6.    17 Sep 2015 #6

    Brink said: View Post
    Did you disable UAC by chance?
    Not sure what that is.
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  7.    17 Sep 2015 #7

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Cassie, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Double check using the tutorial below to see if your account is an administrator type or not.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/21680-account-type-determine-windows-10-a.html

    If not, do you have another account on the PC that is an administrator?
    I have checked this and it does not say admin under my name. I have no other accounts.
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  8. Posts : 20,740
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       17 Sep 2015 #8

    In that case, you may need to reset Windows.

    Reset Windows 10
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  9.    17 Sep 2015 #9

    Cassie said: View Post
    I have checked this and it does not say admin under my name. I have no other accounts.
    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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  10. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Build 10240
       18 Sep 2015 #10

    Cassie said: View Post
    I have checked this and it does not say admin under my name. I have no other accounts.
    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 "
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