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  1.    17 Sep 2015 #1
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    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.    17 Sep 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    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
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    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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  4.    17 Sep 2015 #4
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

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

    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Did you disable UAC by chance?
    Not sure what that is.
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  7.    17 Sep 2015 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink 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.    17 Sep 2015 #8
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    In that case, you may need to reset Windows.

    Reset Windows 10
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  9.    17 Sep 2015 #9
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Cassie 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.    18 Sep 2015 #10
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Manila, Philippines
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit Build 10240

    Quote Originally Posted by Cassie 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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