Windows 10: User Account

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  1.    08 Jul 2017 #1

    User Account


    I have only one user account on win 10. It is a local user account with no admin rights. Presently I cannot make any changes to the computer, can't get into system restore, because the window pops up asking if I want to make changes and the only option give is no. I can only look at device manage and can not make an changes. I don't have disks and since I can' get into system restore to either go back to a earlier restore point or to reinstall win 10, I seem to be kind of stuck. When I go to accounts their is no option to select Family & Other people.

    Anyone have any idea's. Thanks for any help you can give.

    jmrarsh98
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       08 Jul 2017 #2

    jmarsh98 said: View Post
    I have only one user account on win 10. It is a local user account with no admin rights. Presently I cannot make any changes to the computer, can't get into system restore, because the window pops up asking if I want to make changes and the only option give is no. I can only look at device manage and can not make an changes. I don't have disks and since I can' get into system restore to either go back to a earlier restore point or to reinstall win 10, I seem to be kind of stuck. When I go to accounts their is no option to select Family & Other people.

    Anyone have any idea's. Thanks for any help you can give.

    jmrarsh98
    Hi there, jmarsh98. Welcome to TenForums. How did you obtain the local user account? During install?
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  3.    08 Jul 2017 #3

    Using the run command I typed in netplzwin to try and change my login so I wouldn't need a password, and of course I made some stupid entries and think I deleted a user account most likely the account with admin rights
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       08 Jul 2017 #4

    jmarsh98 said: View Post
    Using the run command I typed in netplzwin to try and change my login so I wouldn't need a password, and of course I made some stupid entries and think I deleted a user account most likely the account with admin rights
    I see. I suggest next time there's no need to mess around in there. It can be performed in the Settings app now.

    I don't think you deleted the admin account, but rather broke it. How are you able to get on the computer? I mean where did this local account come from that you are using?
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  5.    08 Jul 2017 #5

    it's the same user account I've been using but admin rights were taken away that is what I broke. Now I don't have any idea how to fix it. I use a wireless usb adapter and I was at my daughters house and noticed I could not connect. Went to device manager to activate the disabled network adapter but I could not make any changes to device manager. Went home and my router still did not recognize the usb adapter but I had the old one it was still enabled so I used it to get online. That is when I started finding out that nothing was working correctly. It has only been about a month so I guess I just haven't put anything new on the computer.
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       08 Jul 2017 #6

    Hi there. Ok I see. Do you remember at all what you did in that account?
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       08 Jul 2017 #7

    Press and hold Windows key then press R > Type netplwiz.exe > Highlight your user name/account with right click > Choose properties > Group membership tab > Is Administrator chosen there? If not, choose that then click apply.
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  •    08 Jul 2017 #8

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    Press and hold Windows key then press R > Type netplwiz.exe > Highlight your user name/account with right click > Choose properties > Group membership tab > Is Administrator chosen there? If not, choose that then click apply.
    Box pops up asking if I want to allow this app to make changes to this computer? It only gives one option No the yes option does not even show it's not shaded it's just not there
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  •    08 Jul 2017 #9

    Your going to have to try and use the Built In Admin Account, to see if you can fix your account and your probably going to have to use Option 4.

    Enable or Disable Elevated Administrator account in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
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  •    09 Jul 2017 #10

    Eagle51 said: View Post
    Your going to have to try and use the Built In Admin Account, to see if you can fix your account and your probably going to have to use Option 4.

    Enable or Disable Elevated Administrator account in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials

    Tried this could not use option 4 ended up in option 5 which was a reinstall of win 10. Thought this would fix problem but alas it is now worse. I have a new win 10 installed still don't have admin priv. so I can't even reinstall the programs that were there. Now on different computer not sure where to go from here.
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