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please help an old fart

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#1 silverback58


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Posted 23 September 2015 - 07:17 PM

Hi All. thought it was about time I went digital. I bought a laptop with windows 8.1 and was a happy bunny. I then got a message telling me I could upgrade to windows 10. I thought to myself why not. So now Im running windows 10

can anyone tell me how I become the administrator?

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#2 Condobloke


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Posted 23 September 2015 - 07:26 PM

G'day silverback58, and Welcome to BC !


from one old fart to another....


To enable the Windows 10 administrator account do the following:
  1. Tap on the Windows-key. ...
  2. Type cmd and wait for the results to be displayed.
  3. Right-click no the Command Prompt result and select "run as administrator" from the context menu.
  4. Run the command net user to display a list of all user accounts on the system.



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#3 audiophoenix


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Posted 24 September 2015 - 02:48 PM

If you are the original user on the computer you should already be an administrator. If you are not the original user, and you are not the administrator then you need to log in to the admin account and make the changes. If you 


If you are running windows 10 pro you can go to the windows start menu icon and right click, then go to computer management. 


Under local users and groups find groups. Under groups go to administrators and add yourself to that group.


If you are using windows 10 (non pro) then you can access the user accounts settings from the control panel instead. 


If you don't know the administrator account then you would need to Crack the password.


Edited by audiophoenix, 24 September 2015 - 02:48 PM.

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