Windows 10: Can't enable Admin. account

  1.    21 Nov 2016 #1

    Can't enable Admin. account

    I am trying to enable the administrator account in Windows 10 Pro but without much luck.

    Whatever option I try I am left with a request asking me for an 'admin username and password', which I don't have, but the only active box available is for 'No' anyway.

    If I use the 'command prompt' route then I am not offered the same options that are indicated by the guide I am referring to.

    Tried the Administrator tab in 'Local Users and Groups', where the Admin. account is ticked disabled but it won't let enable it.

    It seems I am blocked at every point from enabling this and I can't carry out certain actions on the PC until it is.

    I will be eternally grateful if there is someone who can shine some light on this. I am obviously doing something wrong but I don't know what.

      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    21 Nov 2016 #2

    Welcome to the forum. Are you signed in with an admin account why don't you know the admin password?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    21 Nov 2016 #3


    I'm signed in with my Microsoft account and to my knowledge I never created an Admin. password. Each time I go to the UAC I am told I need an admin. 'username and password to continue' but the only option available is 'No'.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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