Windows 10: Existing child account - how to make a new Admin account

  1. Posts : 117
    Windows 7 and Windows 10
       16 Oct 2015 #1

    Existing child account - how to make a new Admin account

    Hi. I'm getting a bit confused about how to set up child's laptop with me as an Administrator. I've read a few internet articles but they all seem to start by assuming that you have set up the computer in your own name first and are then adding a child. I put the child's name in when installing W10 and they currently have a standard user account with a password. When I go into add a family member it asks for a microsoft account email. Now presumably that is asking for the child's microsoft account email (which he doesn't have) - so I assume I don't put my own microsoft account email in there. In which case I can't work out how to set up an account as an adult admin on a family account, without creating a microsoft account for the child first. Any tips please!
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  2.    17 Oct 2015 #2

    By default, the user account that was set up during Windows 10 installation should be an administrative account. Windows seems to only allow to create a standard or limited account after logging into Windows. How do you know the account you've added is a standard account?
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  3. Posts : 117
    Windows 7 and Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       17 Oct 2015 #3

    Thanks! I've gone back to Windows 7 now - there was no driver for screen resolution for that particular machine. If they start making a GMA 3600 driver I will reinstall with my own name on the computer set up and then add the child afterwards.
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