1. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       22 Sep 2015 #1

    Installed Windows 10 now can not get administrative privileges


    I new help updated to windows 10 from windows 7 get message you are not administrator enter password but nowhere to enter password I am blocked from making any changes can't even reinstall windows I did do the reboot with the shift key and restart key tried choose different options like troubleshooting get to screen that says HomeGroup User$ and asks for password tried to think what it could be not luck.
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,887
    Windows 10 Pro
       23 Sep 2015 #2

    In a command prompt type "net localgroup administrators" without the quotes. That will tell you the users that are administrators. Do you have users in the administrators group?
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  3. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       23 Sep 2015 #3

    NavyLCDR said: View Post
    In a command prompt type "net localgroup administrators" without the quotes. That will tell you the users that are administrators. Do you have users in the administrators group?
    Yes I do
    Members: Administrator, Guest, HomeGroupUser $
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 6,887
    Windows 10 Pro
       23 Sep 2015 #4

    KellyK said: View Post
    Yes I do
    Members: Administrator, Guest, HomeGroupUser $
    Wow. Guest should definitely NOT be in there.

    Did you set up a homegroup on your network? I believe the password for the HomeGroupUser $ account would be the homegroup password that was used to create the homegroup. If it is - make sure and create a new user account that is an administrator before you do anything else. Then you can use the new user account as administrator to change your own user account to administrator.
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