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  1.    14 Dec 2016 #1

    Windows 10 administrator


    My kid used my Hp elite and set his self as the admin by creating a microsoft account, now im not able to make changes to my computer. He tried to reverse this by removing my computer from his devices on his microsoft account. Now when i try to sign in as admin it say that the password is incorrect. Please help
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  2. essenbe's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       14 Dec 2016 #2

    Hello boggsc71 and welcome to the forums. First have him set your account as an Administrator account. You can have more than one admin account. If you want then either one of you can change his account to a user account or a local account. This will tell you how. Account Type - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Tutorials
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  3.    14 Dec 2016 #3

    When i try to do anything i get a popup that reads; Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device? To continue enter admin user name and password. But there's no where to enter a password or user name.
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  4. essenbe's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       14 Dec 2016 #4

    Have you set your account as an Administrator account? Please post a screenshot here showing the screen you are getting. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Ten Forums
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  5.    14 Dec 2016 #5

    You might have to use the hidden built in administrator account to set yourself back to admin again.

    Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Tutorials[1]=User%20Accounts
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  6. Bree's Avatar
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       14 Dec 2016 #6

    boggsc71 said: View Post
    When i try to do anything i get a popup that reads; Do you want to allow this app to make changes to your device? To continue enter admin user name and password. But there's no where to enter a password or user name.
    The UAC popup will offer you the name of an admin account and ask for its password, with the option of choosing another admin account if one is available. The fact that it doesn't offer any accounts to use suggests that there are no longer any local administrator accounts left on this PC.

    The only way to make one or promote an existing account to an administrator is to use option 4 in the tutorial and enable the built-in Administrator.
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...filter#option4
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  7.    17 Dec 2016 #7

    essenbe said: View Post
    Have you set your account as an Administrator account? Please post a screenshot here showing the screen you are getting. Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Ten Forums
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  8.    17 Dec 2016 #8

    When i get this popup it does not give me anyplace to enter user name or password!
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  9. Bree's Avatar
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       17 Dec 2016 #9

    boggsc71 said: View Post
    When i get this popup it does not give me anyplace to enter user name or password!
    That confirms what I said earlier - there are no admin accounts on this PC any more!

    Bree said: View Post
    ...The fact that it doesn't offer any accounts to use suggests that there are no longer any local administrator accounts left on this PC.

    The only way to make one or promote an existing account to an administrator is to use option 4 in the tutorial and enable the built-in Administrator.
    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/...filter#option4
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  10.    17 Dec 2016 #10

    Ok after i enable the built-in administrator how do i log on as that admin? When i go to start and try to change accounts the only one that shows up is the standard account im on now.
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