1.    15 Feb 2017 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2017
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    Windows 10 -- Lost Administrator rights to the one and only account

    Dear Forum Readers:

    I purchased a Dell Inspiron 1558 roughly two years ago, and at some point, I lost all administrative rights. I am unable to install any programs or updates. Because of an issue with the BIOS, my charger no longer works, but I can not update the BIOS because I have no administrator rights. I feel like I am trapped in a vicious tech cycle.

    Please let me know what additional information I need to provide you in order to resolve my issue and regain admin rights.

    Thank you.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    16 Feb 2017 #2
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 269
    Windows 10 Home

    You can activate the built-in Administrator account and then make yourself an administrator. Here is the guide to activate the account.

    Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

    I believe you will need to use Opinion 4. Read option 4 very carefully.

    Is your laptop working with the charger plugged in?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    19 Feb 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 2,099
    Windows 10 Home x64 (Laptop), Windows 10 Pro x64 (Desktop)

    I have a second reserve admin account installed on my PCs to use just in case there are problems with the main admin account. Post 2 will work though.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


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