1.    13 Apr 2017 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2017
    Posts : 2
    windows 10

    Admin Setting HELP!!!


    Help!! I'm a total newbie to Windows 10 yet somehow changed from Administrator to Local user.
    How do I change back to Admin (so I have access to open my programs again!!)???
    Thanks!
    Korrin
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  2.    13 Apr 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    You have to be logged in as an administrator in order to change an account from standard user to administrator.
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  3.    13 Apr 2017 #3
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    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    How do I check that?? (sorry - newbie over here!!)
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  4.    13 Apr 2017 #4
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by luvnstamps View Post
    How do I check that?? (sorry - newbie over here!!)
    Open a command prompt. Run:

    net localgroup administrators

    What accounts show up in the administrators group?
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  5.    13 Apr 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Crewe Cheshire
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    windows 10

    Do you mean you changed from online login with email to local user which can still be admin?
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  6.    15 Apr 2017 #6
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    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    hi, i have the same problem, i ran net localgroup administrators and it came out administrators have complete access and unrestricted to computer/domain. but im signed in as user, i cannot access admin etc.

    But i cannot install/uninstall or do anything as a admin, cannot even change settings. Can you help me pls,
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  7.    15 Apr 2017 #7
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    Windows 10 Pro

    We need to know which user accounts are in the administrators group:

    Code:
    Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.15063]
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    C:\WINDOWS\system32>net localgroup administrators
    Alias name     administrators
    Comment        Administrators have complete and unrestricted access to the computer/domain
    
    Members
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Administrator
    John
    The command completed successfully.
    I have two user accounts in my administrators group: Administrator and John
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