Lost Admin rights after switching from Win 10 account to local one

  1.    18 Nov 2016 #1

    Lost Admin rights after switching from Win 10 account to local one

    Hello guys,

    Please help me find a way to solve my problem. Yesterday when I first set up Win10 I have created a windows account with my email. Soon after I have realized that my C:\Users\... folder was messed up, it was a shorter version of my email so I decided to swith to a local account instead and to my huge surprise I have love every right to change anything. I have tried every solution I have found on the internet. I am able to boot in save mode but the cmd doesn't point to the system32 so I cannot execute NET USER ADMINISTRATOR /ACTIVE:YES.

    I spent hours and I couldn't fix it, I even switched back to the win10 account and I still do not have any rights to make changes. I can't even make changes in control panel in safe mode. It's getting frustrating and after the update the solutions on the other forums do not even make sence anymore.

    I just want a local acount with my right name and administrator rights. Please help!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    18 Nov 2016 #2

    Welcome to the forum. Can you login with ms account if you can you need to add the local account to admins so it's an admin account
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    18 Nov 2016 #3

    Thank you Samuria. I already tried to do that. I have logged int with the ms account but I longer have admin privileges. (???) I cannot run anything as admin and I cannot make any changes in control panel.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    21 Nov 2016 #4

    Anyone? Please?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.   My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    21 Nov 2016 #6

    Thank you Michielsen! Are you sure I should mess with registry? I tried to stay away from that option.
    Is it safe?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  7.    21 Nov 2016 #7

    That way allows you to enable the hidden & built-in administrator account. After logging in as administrator, you can change your own local account to administrator.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


Related Threads
No admin rights for admin account after clean install in User Accounts and Family Safety
Recently I did a clean install from the windows installation tool off a CD I made. Soon after logging on and making my first account (again!) I couldn't open the C drive. I messed with the owner options and made my account the owner so I could open...
Lost all Admin rights. in User Accounts and Family Safety
Hi, My brother thought by logging into his Microsoft account on our main computer would be very helpful. He then got admin rights. So, the past few days I have been trying to undo what he did and sure enough I have got his account off the computer....
I have discovered that there is a difference between the original local "Administrator" account and my (local) admin account. For instance my admin account cannot add a new user, whereas "Administrator" can. I absolutely do not want an MS...
Hi Yet again, Windows is frustratingly taking up all of my time and I have tried everything google has to offer to try and fix it but it seems like no one has screwed up as much as I have on whatever forum. Let me explain the problem: I'm...
The firm in which I work has a Lenovo PC with Windows 10 installed. There are two user profiles on the computer, the admin and another normal account without administration rights. We have only the password of the account without administrator...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:56.
Find Us