Windows is frustratingly taking up all of my time and I have tried everything google has to offer to try and fix it but it seems like no one has screwed up as much as I have on whatever forum.I'm trying to set my account to administrator because I can't install programs, change account settings, make any changes through CMD without getting the system error 5 access denied message and I can't set the administrator account through CMD either. I also don't have the permission to change anything in regedit and I can't even reset my pc because it requires an administrator password which I don't have, is not "nothing" nor is it administrator or admin or password and I can't change it through cmd either.I can't even access the administrator account because it is disabled and even with an elevated cmd I can't activate the "hidden" administrator account.
For one reason or another I managed to delete administrator privileges for my one local account. After several hours messing about I have managed to activate the hidden Administrator - but I am finding that this Administrator is not working.
1. It cannot see my main local user account. It does not list it at all in User Accounts, so I cannot change any settings etc. Similarly, when I open User Accounts with my main account, it cannot see the Administrator, or the new account I created (see below)
2. When I access User Accounts using "netplwiz" it sees my main account but will not highlight it (or any other account). It is stuck on Administrator.
3. It will not create a new account. When I use it to access Accounts and try to add a new user the cursor spins and nothing happens.
4. I added a new user (with administrator privileges) using the command prompt - this was successful, but it bumped my main account off the login page, and it doesn't acknowledge it on the dropdown list with the start menu. (Yet when I restarted it took me straight in to my main account.)
Recently I had to make a change in my computer that required the Elevated Administrator account to be used. I finally figured out how to open that account, did my thing, shut down the Elevated Administrator account, and returned to my standard account. Then I discovered that I must have done something else while in Elevated Administrator mode because after that I could not install or uninstall any program, could Not access System Configuration, could Not access Safe Mode (used the shutdown /r /o command. When I got to the selection window and pressed F4 I waited for 45 minutes with no Safe Mode result), cmd -> "run as administrator" does not work. When using the GUI to work on this (open Elevated Administrator) I get "To continue, type an administrator password, and then click Yes." But there is no place for a password and the Yes button is not active. When I use the command prompt I get an Error 5 message.
After I had installed Windows 10, I restored some backup files I had from another computer using Windows 7. When I tried to access the files, I was told that none of my software could load the files. After doing some research on several of the Windows forums, I found out the account I had been using from the very beginning was not the "real" Administrator account. As such, I could not change any of the User Privileges. Research again indicated I needed to "activate" the EUC Administrator, which I did.
However, I was never asked for a Password when it was activated. Now, when I try to access the new Administrator account, I can't get past the Logon screen as I do not have a password. I have tried ALL the passwords I can remember from both the current Windows 7 and 10 User/Administrator accounts on this and the other computer, all to no avail. HOW do I either determine what the "default" password is or how do I change the "default" password without knowing what is in the system right now?
I occasionally use the Hidden Administrator account for security problems, stubborn undeletable files, etc. Question is can I use the User Profile from my W10 install on the Hidden Administrator? If yes, how?
I have always used the hidden administrator account by default since about 10 minutes after I installed windows on my own PC for first time.
It's ridiculous how limited one is without it and I consider it a must-have feature for day-to-day operation within windows - especially true within the freaky, controlling environment of Windows 10.
Anyway... It doesn't work in W10... I can enable it as usual via an elevated command and can log-in to it just fine... but Windows doesn't seem to care either way and constantly asks me to provide administrative permission for silly things like renaming a shortcut... (sigh).
I am also getting far to many "You don't have permission" sort of errors that make me want to throw my PC out of the window.
I believe the account is enabled and I am using it exclusively...
I would like to use some of the features that require you to log in with a Microsoft account rather than my own local administrator account. But when I did that, it totally changed my settings for my local account including desktop, etc. So I deleted the Microsoft account. how to keep my local account settings when signing in with a Microsoft account.
I need to create an admin account in our home computer, but it needs to be a hidden account. Is it possible? I have access to everything in the computer, and I also had replaced the utilman.exe with the command line, to use it on the system startup.
I'm trying to create a viable family monitoring system in the computer, I managed to install the software called [key logger removed by admin] to remotely check on the computer, and now I need to create a hidden account.
By hidden I just want it to doesn't show on the windows startup, but if I can log in through it, of course. Just to hide it from the list where all the other users appears.
I recently downloaded Windows 10. For some reason, my account on the computer --which is the only account on the computer-- is a 'standard account'. Because of this, I can't download or make some important changes that I need to make. I admit that I'm not computer savvy, but I've tried a few things. I've tried activating the 'hidden' Windows 10 administrator password but I can't because you have to run the cmd as an administrator to do this [when I try it doesn't give me the option to click yes]. I also tried adding family members to my account in order to make those accounts administrators. I created new email addresses, send the invitation, and accepted the invitations, but every time I log on to my Microsoft account, it still states that they invitations are pending.
I have purchased a laptop from a friend. Just prior to my purchase Windows 10 got loaded. The compter has one account which is an administrator account. I think that the same account information is used as a login to Microsoft. I would like to remove the account and substitute my own administrator account. How do I do that.
I am currently on a different computer than the one where I am locked out of the Administrator account.
Less than 3 weeks ago, I bought a new laptop that came with Windows 10 installed. When I finally set up the new laptop and tried out Windows 10 for the first time, I was annoyed at the whole thing with Windows blocking some programs from being installed and a lot of other annoying prompts. This is when I found out about a higher level of Administrator access known as a Super Administrator to avoid most of these prompts, and install programs without being blocked by Windows. So what I did created a new user account with the Command Prompt and gave it Super Administrator access without setting a password. Once I logged into my new user account, I deleted all of the other user accounts on my computer, since I had no need for the other user accounts (such as the Guest account).
The real trouble happened when my computer crashed and experienced a BSOD. After the computer rebooted from the BSOD, I found out that I could not log into the Administrator account because it prompts for a password, but I never set up a password for the account. Inputting no password does not work. I am not sure how a password was set up on the Administrator account without my knowledge and whether this might have been related to my BSOD crash.
I have made an attempt to get back into my only user account, but nothing has worked so far. All of the built-in Windows diagnostic tools have failed to work, since they all require that I log into the Administrator account, which I am unable to do. My original plan was to use the option to reset my PC that lets me keep my files, but that won't work without having access to the Administrator account. What password is on my Administrator account considering that I never set up a password and somehow the account now has a password on it. How to get back into my Administrator account?
I have purchased a used Asus laptop that already has Win 10 installed on it from the original owner. All of the settings on the computer are linked to that owner's Microsoft account and administrator account. Is there a way for me to change the administrator information to my Microsoft account and email? I can log in using the old owner's password to access the administrator account, but I don't see any way to change the account to my information. If I create a new user account and make it an administrator account, when I log in using the new account, there is no access to any of the apps I need from the original account.
Upgraded to W10 from W7 several months ago now and activated and used only the built-in Administrator account. Which is what I have done for many years now to stop the UAC popups.
However, I have soon discovered this Administrator account, while blocking the UAC popups has some serious limitations. Like cannot run Edge or any of the Metro Apps. Yes, I have tried the workarounds but they too have issues.
So how can I transferred all my settings for my programs and windows to another local username?
When ever i turned my Pc on its showing invalid username/password...Its getting in to a user account for which i dont know the passwpord....its hidden administrator account i think once i tried that in command prompt,,,,,
i have tried various steps like
1:in command prompt i used net user administrator /active:no it shows "system error 5 occured "
2:i tried REGEDIT there when i open the SAM file is shows this user is already in use
When I first converted from Win 7, Win 10 transferred my main ACCT: Patrick
But, the boot time became so elongated, the net gave me some tips but to so, I had to use SAFE BOOT. But the old F8 would not work so I used the MSCONFIG. But, then Win 10 CREATED a new account using my email and password I had for Microsoft Live web site, DELETED MY OLD PATRICK AND REAL ADMIN ACCT. It took considerable time to figure the PW it was looking for.
So went back to regular boot, renamed the EMAIL name to the original PATRICK acct as it had been deleted,
They did give me ADMIN rights but that rarely works when you do some heavy lifting.
This leaves me with ONE ACCT, PATRICK with ADMIN RIGHTS, not with full ADMIN privileges.
So, lets create a REAL Admin account.
Net says: in DOS mode, net user administrator /active:yes Wrong, access denied tried: net user patrick /active:yes Wrong, access denied
When I was converted, it converted the Home Premium to Home.
If I boot normally, all three accounts, including the built-in Administrator account become Standard accounts, even though they were all setup as Administrator.
If I boot to Safe mode or Safe Mode with Networking then they all are Administrator accounts.
Right now I'm running Windows Repair All-In-One. Will see if that works.
This computer also boots to a black screen two out of three times (not always though, sometimes more, sometimes less.). If WRAIO doesn't do the job I'll tray a Refresh. If no joy there then I'll clean install. I have a good Macrium image backup so won't lose anything no matter what I do.
I upgraded my windows 7 to windows 10 my dell insperion computer. the original conversion to windows 10 seemed to go OK for a few days. The about 2 days ago, I created a MS user account to access some of the MS store apps. Now the original Windows 7/10 user accounts - local accounts i guess - 3 of them - that we signed in with have been replaced with 1 account - I believe to be the Microsoft account (different name and password).
When we sign in with that MS account and get in to the computer, we have a pop up box that says "Critical Error - Start Menu and Cortana aren't working. We'll try ti fix it the next time you sign in." We can't do anything but select the pop-up box option of "sign out now". When we sign in again, it is the same thing.
I'm not sure if this is 1 problem or 2 different ones.
1. How do I get back my initial local user accounts, so I can access all of my programs and files? 2. How do I fix the Critical error?
I've been using Windows 10 for weeks. Until today, it started up just fine by displaying my name and no email address. This is exactly how I want it to be.
Today when Win 10 would not recognize a printer, in order to download an "app" to work with this, I was required to provide a Microsoft email account, which I did (an old Hotmail account I rarely use). Now when I restart or wake up the computer, that old Hotmail account appears as "Administrator". However, I do NOT want that old Hotmail email address associated with this computer.
How can I remove it and get back to logging in with NO associated email address?
NOTE: I do not want to delete the old Hotmail account; just want to remove it from my Windows 10 "Account" menu (My name + Hotmail address + "Administrator").
In case it's required to associate Win 10 with an email address, I use Windows Live Essentials with a company email address. I tried adding it via the "Other Account" option, but Win 10 said it did not recognize the email address I entered, sigh.
I had windows 8.1 and had viber installed. Then i upgraded to windows 10. still viber worked. I had to delete viber app and after reinstalling it, it doesn't work. It says "No connection to activate viber account". But I'm Connected to WIFI and it works with other apps. Is this due to compatible issues or something wrong with the app?
How can I create an admin account on a system that only has a standard user account? I suspect that the answer is that I can't, but I live in hope.
I can't provide specific details of the PC in question because it's my son's, and he lives 35+ miles away. He was running Win 8.1 but recently (in the past couple of days) upgraded to 10 and has run into a driver issue. He can't upgrade the driver because he doesn't have admin rights. I think he has an admin account on his system because I put it there, but it doesn't show up as a log-in option.
I've tried to enable the hidden admin account from a standard user acc on my system by running the command prompt as admin but am always to verify as admin - catch 22..
I have encountered many problems to come as I learn Win 10. The first of which is how can I change or edit the administrator's name on my PC. I thought like win-7, I could edit, change, or even turn off password protect.
I find no way to do this, as I'am the only one using my PC, I do not need to sign in with a password every time I fire my PC up. Normally I resort to system restore for most problems, however I don't think that would work in this case.