Windows 10: Weird account name and lost Administrator rights.

  1.    25 Sep 2015 #1

    Weird account name and lost Administrator rights.

    Hello, so I installed Windows 10 Pro and had few problems with Internet drivers and had to Reset PC using that option in Settings - Update and Security. After that reset I've been renamed as Andrius.DESKTOP-29DL6UF as shown in screenshot. Andrius should be the only user on this PC because no one else is using it without me.

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    Somehow this effects my ability to act as the Administrator of this PC. When I tried to edit a fail in Windows/System32 folder I've been told that I have no rights to save files on this folder because I needed Administrator Rights. I have repaired this by adding rights to that folder already, but still, this have never happened before and I think this might happen on other folders that I won't have all the Administrator rights. How could I transfer from this weird user to my normal user Andrius?
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  2.    25 Sep 2015 #2

    From a command prompt type "net localgroup administrators" without the quotes. What users does it list as administrators?
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  3.    25 Sep 2015 #3

    Alias name administrators
    Comment Administrators have complete and unrestricted access to the computer/domain


    The command completed successfully.
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  4.    25 Sep 2015 #4

    Hmm...... ok, now press windows key+r and in the run dialog type netplwiz to run that command. What users are listed there and what groups? Also, have you tried rebooting and does only one account appear on the log in screen?
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  5.    25 Sep 2015 #5

    There's only one user Andrius and group Administrators. I went a little deeper and open Local Users and Groups. Got this.
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    There's nowhere that weird Andrius-DESKTOP to be found.
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  6.    25 Sep 2015 #6

    Well, I know what I would do.

    Under Settings, Accounts, Family & other users, then under Other users, add someone else to this PC. Then click the link for "the person I want to add doesn't have an email address". Then click the link for "Add a user without a Microsoft account". Then enter a temporary user name like TempAdmin. When the account appears in the Other Users list, click on it. Click change account type. Make the temporary account an Administrator.

    Log in as the temporary administrator account, and copy all the files you want to keep from both the Andrius folders under Users to the temporary account's folder. Then delete whatever Andrius users are listed under settings, accounts. Go back to the Users folders and delete any remaining Andrius folders in there. Reboot the computer, log in as the temporary administrator and recreate an Andrius account using the exact same steps you made the temporary account - you can convert it to a Microsoft account if you want later.

    Then do the rest of the steps to copy all your files back and delete the temporary administrator account.
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  7.    25 Sep 2015 #7

    Tried to do as you said and now I'm stuck on "Just a moment..." window and it does nothing.
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  8.    25 Sep 2015 #8

    TheAndriusB said: View Post
    Tried to do as you said and now I'm stuck on "Just a moment..." window and it does nothing.
    Something is pretty messed up in the Windows installation then. So, I would suggest:
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums
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  9.    26 Sep 2015 #9


    You have to be logged in as an administrator tho to do anything. I have a home computer without an administrator. The user name is not familiar to me and I don't know the password. How do I log in as an administrator?????
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