1.    29 Sep 2016 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2016
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    Wiindows 10 Pro

    Administrator Account


    One of our user changed their administrator account to a local account. I'm trying to change it back to an administrator account, but you are always asked to sign in as the administrator. Kind of like a catch 22 situations -- does any one have a suggestion?

    Thanks,
    Floki
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  2.    29 Sep 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Windows 7

    Welcome to the forum.

    You would have to promote the account while using another admin level account, such as the built in Administrator account. A standard account cannot promote itself to admin level. The ability to do that would largely nullify the purpose of having standard accounts.
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  3.    29 Sep 2016 #3
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    I've found ways to turn on the hidden administrator account, but to do that you have to be an administrator.
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  4.    29 Sep 2016 #4
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    Hello Floki, 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...dows-10-a.html
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  5.    29 Sep 2016 #5
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    Hi Brink -- I found those options out on the web and I did try #4 -- it failed as well.
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  6.    29 Sep 2016 #6
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    At what step did it fail?
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  7.    29 Sep 2016 #7
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    When I tried to do the Load Hive it required an administrator.
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  8.    29 Sep 2016 #8
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    Did you boot from installation media to open a command prompt from at boot?
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  9.    29 Sep 2016 #9
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    Yes.
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