Windows 10: Help: My only account isn't an 'administrator'

  1.    23 Dec 2015 #1

    Help: My only account isn't an 'administrator'


    I recently downloaded Windows 10. For some reason, my account on the computer --which is the only account on the computer-- is a 'standard account'. Because of this, I can't download or make some important changes that I need to make. I admit that I'm not computer savvy, but I've tried a few things. I've tried activating the 'hidden' Windows 10 administrator password but I can't because you have to run the cmd as an administrator to do this [when I try it doesn't give me the option to click yes]. I also tried adding family members to my account in order to make those accounts administrators. I created new email addresses, send the invitation, and accepted the invitations, but every time I log on to my Microsoft account, it still states that they invitations are pending.

    At this point, I really don't know what to do. Does any one have suggestions or clarification questions?

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  2. Posts : 26,406
    Windows10Pro 64Bit - Build 14393.1198
       23 Dec 2015 #2

    Ok jwelle2, read the information on this tutorial It will give you lots of choices on how you can get your admin rights back. If all else fails, Option #4 would be a good choice.
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  3.    27 Dec 2015 #3

    Options 1-3 haven't worked.

    I'll try option 4 and update this page for other people that are having this problem
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