1. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 5
    Wiindows 10 Pro
       29 Sep 2016 #1

    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. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 655
    Windows 7
       29 Sep 2016 #2

    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. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 5
    Wiindows 10 Pro
       29 Sep 2016 #3

    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. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,473
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       29 Sep 2016 #4

    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.

    Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10
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  5. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 5
    Wiindows 10 Pro
       29 Sep 2016 #5

    Hi Brink -- I found those options out on the web and I did try #4 -- it failed as well.
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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,473
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       29 Sep 2016 #6

    At what step did it fail?
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  7. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 5
    Wiindows 10 Pro
       29 Sep 2016 #7

    When I tried to do the Load Hive it required an administrator.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,473
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       29 Sep 2016 #8

    Did you boot from installation media to open a command prompt from at boot?
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  9. Joined : Sep 2016
    Posts : 5
    Wiindows 10 Pro
       29 Sep 2016 #9

    Yes.
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