Windows 10: Real Administrator


  1. Posts : 35
    Windows 10 Professional x64 SLO
       09 Mar 2016 #1

    Real Administrator


    How to become an (Real) Administrator on Windows 10?
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  2. philc43's Avatar
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1809 Build 17763.1 and W10 Insider Build 18252
       09 Mar 2016 #2

    The following tutorials should help:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...dows-10-a.html

    If you find you have no administrator account set up on your PC then you will have to enable the built in account before you can make any changes:
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  3. davidhk's Avatar
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       09 Mar 2016 #3

    Sandi1987 said: View Post
    How to become an (Real) Administrator on Windows 10?
    You cannot become a (real) Administrator, but you can enable it.
    The (Real) Admin is the built-in administrator which you can enable in this tutorial.
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

    Please take notes of the following....................
    1. You must sign in to your own administrator account in order to enable the built-in admin. If you do not have admin rights, you cannot enable the built-in admin account.

    2. Please read the following from Note section of the tutorial
    User Accounts in Windows 10:

    standard user (Users) - The standard account is an unelevated restricted user account that can be a local account or Microsoft account. It can help protect your computer by preventing users from making changes to the system that affects everyone who uses the computer. When you are signed in to Windows with a standard account, you can do almost anything that you can do with an administrator account, but if a standard user tries to do something that requires elevated rights (ex: run as administrator), Windows will display a UAC prompt for the standard user to enter the password of an administrator account for approval and confirmation before allowing the action.

    administrator user - Is an unelevated administrator account that is created by default during the installation of Windows, or is already setup for you on an OEM (ex: Dell) computer. This account can be a local account or Microsoft account. An administrator account has complete access to the computer, and can make any desired changes. If an administrator user tries to do something that requires elevated rights (ex: run as administrator), Windows will display a UAC prompt for the administrator user to approve before allowing the action.

    Built-in "Administrator" - The hidden built-in elevated "Administrator account" is a local account that has full unrestricted access rights to the PC. By default, this "Administrator" account will not be prompted by UAC. Anything that runs while signed in to this "Administrator" account will also have full unrestricted access to the PC, so it is not recommended to use the built-in "Administrator" account for everyday usage. It's recommended to only use the built-in "Administrator" account as needed instead.
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  4.    09 Mar 2016 #4

    Note that using the built in Administrator account is not recommended for general use. You will find that many things do not work with this account. Best to create an admin level account for general use and elevate it with UAC when needed.
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  5. philc43's Avatar
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1809 Build 17763.1 and W10 Insider Build 18252
       09 Mar 2016 #5

    davidhk said: View Post
    Please take notes of the following....................
    1. You must sign in to your own administrator account in order to enable the built-in admin. If you do not have admin rights, you cannot enable the built-in admin account.
    David: please note that option 4 in the tutorial about enabling the built in admin account is especially for the situation where you do not have admin rights. You can do it - it is just a bit more complicated.
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  6. davidhk's Avatar
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       09 Mar 2016 #6

    philc43 said: View Post
    David: please note that option 4 in the tutorial about enabling the built in admin account is especially for the situation where you do not have admin rights. You can do it - it is just a bit more complicated.
    Unless a bootable Windows 10 DVD or USB had already been created by someone with admin rights, the option 4 won't work.
    Users without admin rights cannot download or install programs.
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