1.    26 Jun 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10

    no administration rights, can't modify users, cmd not able to change


    Hi, I installed update 10 yesterday. I signed in with my hotmail account and I managed to get the computer to stop asking for password when it went to sleep but couldn't do it when it first started up. I ran the netplwiz and for some reason I clicked on my profile and I must have deleted the administrator rights because now I can not modify the system32.config. Doesn't matter if I use the cmd and try as admin. The prompt says I don't admin type in the password, but there is no where to type the password and the only thing available is "no". I can't create new users with the prompts, there is no add family or friends. I've tried lusrmgr.msc (says I can't use it in this edition) and a few other cmd commands but when I get to system32.config the same prompt comes up.

    Help. Thanks,
    Vanessa
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  2.    26 Jun 2016 #2
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 12,826
    W10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by VanessaLH View Post
    Hi, I installed update 10 yesterday. I signed in with my hotmail account and I managed to get the computer to stop asking for password when it went to sleep but couldn't do it when it first started up. I ran the netplwiz and for some reason I clicked on my profile and I must have deleted the administrator rights because now I can not modify the system32.config. Doesn't matter if I use the cmd and try as admin. The prompt says I don't admin type in the password, but there is no where to type the password and the only thing available is "no". I can't create new users with the prompts, there is no add family or friends. I've tried lusrmgr.msc (says I can't use it in this edition) and a few other cmd commands but when I get to system32.config the same prompt comes up.

    Help. Thanks,
    Vanessa
    Hi Vanessa and welcome to Tenforums.

    You probably need to enable the hidden Administrator account in Windows 10, then elevate your user account to administrative rights, then re-hide the Administrator account when you're finished. Please see option #4 in this tutorial:
    Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Hope that helps.
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  3.    27 Jun 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Hi, I started this process but the prompt asked if I wanted to a clean OS or not. If not to remove the device. So I removed it. I'm guessing that the bootable OS is a complete over right and won't keep my files like the upgrade did? I am regretting the upgrade!
    Thanks
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  4.    27 Jun 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Hi, so I backed up my stuff (which was probably a good thing anyway); I put the bootable USB in (after having to do restarts to be able to hit F2 on my machine, shutting it down and trying to get to the start up was impossible, Win 10 was too quick). Moved the USB to first bootable. Then said "No" to the prompt. I hit repair and found cmd and then followed your excellent tutorial. Thank you! I have admin rights again, though my files are in a weird place but I can handle that, I can fix those. Very happy now. Thank you simrick
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  5.    27 Jun 2016 #5
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 12,826
    W10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by VanessaLH View Post
    Hi, so I backed up my stuff (which was probably a good thing anyway); I put the bootable USB in (after having to do restarts to be able to hit F2 on my machine, shutting it down and trying to get to the start up was impossible, Win 10 was too quick). Moved the USB to first bootable. Then said "No" to the prompt. I hit repair and found cmd and then followed your excellent tutorial. Thank you! I have admin rights again, though my files are in a weird place but I can handle that, I can fix those. Very happy now. Thank you simrick
    Hi Vanessa. That's great news! @Brink, the tutorial creator will be pleased to know this.

    Yes, backing up your stuff is a must! I would recommend a program called Macrium Reflect Free. You can make System Images of your complete hard drive setup, so if anything goes awry, you simply restore the backup and you're back in business. It also comes in handy when your hard drive dies and you have to replace it: restore the image to the new drive, and you're up and running in minutes.

    So glad you got things sorted! Cheers!
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  6.    27 Jun 2016 #6
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Hi, I realised that the files in the wrong place as the level of administration was higher, so when I got back to administration and took of the other administrator it was back to normal. But I think the levels of prompt (No) and hit repair, then troubleshoot, advance and cmd should be added to the tutorial, unless that was unique to my case. That's what I had to do and figure out and wasn't in the tutorial. Thanks for Macrium Reflect which I downloaded. Many thanks to Brink and Simrick.
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