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  1.    03 Mar 2017 #1
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    User Account got screwed up...


    So I got curious on how to set up privileges on Windows 10 to my current account and I followed the steps,
    I really don't know what's gonna happen so I just started to do so, at cmd net user active:yes and created a Guest account. I switched it to guest account and while the system is preparing up to the newly switched Guest account, it got too long, So I forced it shut down.. after turning it ON again and went to settings and cmd, this is what I received.

    I'm just new here, so if ever you'll find some discrepancies on my thread, please inform me.. thanks for your help.

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  2.    03 Mar 2017 #2
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    So I got curious on how to set up privileges on Windows 10 to my current account

    What were you hoping to achieve, initially; add Family, Guest or Local Account with or w/o Admin ? All of these are different categories with their own setup procedures.
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  3.    03 Mar 2017 #3
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    Hi mrgeek, thank you for the reply. I just want to achieve something, for example if I want to uninstall a software, it'll require an admininistrator password. Something like that. But unfortunately I got lost.
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  4.    03 Mar 2017 #4
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    if I want to uninstall a software, it'll require an administrator password

    So, you are not currently the Admin on this device ? Only that person can set privileges on new accounts.
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  5.    03 Mar 2017 #5
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    Exactly, but can I make my account as an admin? So that I will not make a new account just to make it as an admin just to do so..
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  6.    03 Mar 2017 #6
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    No, only the device Admin can assign admin privileges to your acct. You don't need an admin acct to uninstall some programs but you DO need his/her pass/PIN when the popup appears. I have several machines that I manage but I set them up with Local Accounts, non-admin, to reduce chance of malware install or messing up settings. They have to call me to remotely fill in my password/PIN when required.
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  7.    03 Mar 2017 #7
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    Indeed,Before uninstalling, making changes to the device, it needs an admin password. I want that to happen in my device! Can you guide me? Thankyou in advanced.
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  8.    03 Mar 2017 #8
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    Sorry, you NEED the device Administrator to change your account or fill in the prompt when required.
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  9.    03 Mar 2017 #9
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    Hmm. It seems that I am the administrator but it just needs to do something in order to be like that. Or is it not allowed because of the OS version? Win10 Home is mine.
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  10.    03 Mar 2017 #10
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    What software are you trying to uninstall ? I see from the screen shot in post 1 that you were able to open command prompt as Admin. If you can do this, activate the hidden Admin acct from an Admin command prompt. Type: Net user administrator /active:yes then Enter. This will bypass all UAC prompts.
    You do NOT want to run your device under this super-admin because viruses or malware can install w/o impediment. So, restart to get back your normal account or sub no for yes in above command. Good Luck. Mark topic solved if this fixes your issue
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