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  1.    05 Oct 2015 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    Accidentally Deleted Administrator Account


    I'm unsure if this is the proper section of the forum, but here goes. I upgraded to Windows 10 when it first was released. I had no issues initially. Randomly, my computer chose to log me in to a temporary profile. I was unable to access my files or pictures, and no amount of enabling the built in administrator and running the sfc /scannow command had any effect on the problem. It simply told me there were corrupt files that they couldn't fix. It was suggested to me that I use the built in Administrator account to delete the profile I had been logging in under. I did so, and somehow managed to delete all profiles. I am now unable to log into my computer at all. The only account available says it's the administrator account, however, when I attempt to log in it says the account has been disabled.
    I am at an utter loss as to what to do. Any advice would be appreciated.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    05 Oct 2015 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,258
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    Hello psychoviper, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    You might see if you may be able to use OPTION FOUR in the tutorial below to enable the built-in Administrator at boot.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...a.html#option4
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  3.    05 Oct 2015 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thank you. Would you happen to know how I can get my hands on a USB or disc to reboot with? My update was downloaded and I didn't get a disc or anything.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    05 Oct 2015 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,258
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    If you like, you can download a Windows 10 ISO below on any computer.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/9...-download.html

    Afterwards, you can create a Windows 10 USB with the ISO.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  5.    21 May 2016 #5
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 3
    windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello psychoviper, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    You might see if you may be able to use OPTION FOUR in the tutorial below to enable the built-in Administrator at boot.

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

    Hi,
    I tried to follow this tutorial. When Iam trying to download the file onto USB, I am getting stuck cos I don't have admin previlige! Any suggestions would be useful.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    21 May 2016 #6
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 3
    windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by raj26may View Post
    Hi,
    I tried to follow this tutorial. When Iam trying to download the file onto USB, I am getting stuck cos I don't have admin previlige! Any suggestions would be useful.
    I was fed up having to log in a password every time I had to enter my laptop. So I followed some online tutorial and ended up deleting some user accounts on my laptop. I think I accidentally deleted a lot of user profile! I still have to log in with a password to enter my laptop but I have no admin account
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  7.    21 May 2016 #7
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,258
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    Quote Originally Posted by raj26may View Post
    Hi,
    I tried to follow this tutorial. When Iam trying to download the file onto USB, I am getting stuck cos I don't have admin previlige! Any suggestions would be useful.
    Do you have another computer (ex: friends) that you could create the USB on to then use on yours later?
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  8.    21 May 2016 #8
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 3
    windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Do you have another computer (ex: friends) that you could create the USB on to then use on yours later?
    Hi Brink, thanks for the quick reply.

    I have another laptop myself but have only windows 8 in it. Will that be a problem?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  9.    21 May 2016 #9
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,258
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    No. You will still be able to create a Windows 10 installation USB with the ISO on it.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  10.    21 Aug 2016 #10
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    Guthrie, OK
    Posts : 1
    Windows10Pro

    Worked Gr8!


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello psychoviper, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    You might see if you may be able to use OPTION FOUR in the tutorial below to enable the built-in Administrator at boot.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...a.html#option4
    Thanks for the info. I used a different PC to create the Bootable USB Drive, and followed OPTION FOUR to enable the account and grant admin access to my account. Thanks!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 
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