Windows 10: Need help with Admin privileges
I upgraded to Win10 before the free offer expired and I don't have a cd for that. Who is Kyhi and how can I have the recovery tool?
I don't have the cd for Win10 (upgraded to it before the free offer expired). How can I obtain the recovery tool from Kyhi?
Download the Windows 10 iso from microsoft.com. The repair tool is in a tutorial in the tutorials section at the top of the page.
ISO file for Kyhi's recovery tools are here:
Windows 10 Recovery Tools - Bootable Rescue Disk - Windows 10 Forums
Here's how to get Windows 10 ISO files:
Windows 10 ISO Download - Windows 10 Forums
To burn a DVD from the ISO file, in Windows 10 you just right click on the ISO file and select Burn disk image.
To create a bootable USB flash drive, see here:
Create a Bootable USB Flash Drive
At step 9 make sure to use FAT32 filesystem:
9. To format the partition, type format fs=fat32 quick, and then click ENTER.
For step 12 you will mount the saved ISO file for either Kyhi's recovery tools or Windows 10, then copy all the files and folders from the mounted ISO file to the USB flash drive.
Thanks for the inputs guys. I'll do it on my day-off and come back with a report. Appreciate all your help.
I'll leave you to guide the OP on this one, but you might like to know another way to get there without the aid of a boot USB.
You have to convince Windows that it's broken so it boots into Automatic Repair mode. With Windows running, kill the power by pressing and holding the power button, then reboot. Do this three times and on the third boot it boots into Automatic Repair. You can get to the Command Prompt from there then carry on from Option 4's step 2.
Worked for this case where UAC was preventing them using the Media Creation Tool to make their bootable install media. Administrator password forgot,UAC problem
Well, I just tried it on my computer and you would appear to be correct! Thanks! My desktop has a reset button, so I used that to interrupt the boot sequence 3 times.
I think that we are starting to lose count on how many issues that Microsoft has created with the Anniversary Update. Stuff like this is getting a little out of hand.
Not sure you can blame this one on the AU. We don't know how the OP lost their admin rights. I think Microsoft have always allowed you to demote the last remaining administrator account to a standard user. You'd have thought they'd have stopped you doing it, or at least given a waning that it's not such a good idea, wouldn't you?
The admin rights issue can be caused by either something disguised as checking security of Windows and then going in and changing the registry setting that caused them to not have the default Administrator settings. Another could be that it may be a random issue from updates that Microsoft is pushing that could cause this.
It is more of trying to get all of the info as we can from various people who are experiencing account issues and then doing some investigating to see who and what is responsible. RDP and networking got screwed up with one of the latest KB's.
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