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Changing Admin on W10?


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#1 Willabong

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 04:56 AM

I know this has been asked before, but I cannot find the post?

So can anyone please explain in simple terms how I can remove myself as the admin  on my W10 laptop and replace my admin startup with my daughters details, so that she becomes the new admin and the laptop uses her Microsoft account when starting up?

I have no idea how to do this, so any help would be welcome!



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#2 Rocky Bennett

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 05:42 AM

I'm going to keep my eyes on this thread because I had to do this before and the way that I did it wasn't easy.


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Posted 20 April 2016 - 08:54 AM

Just create a new admin account in your daughter's name then delete your account.



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Posted 20 April 2016 - 04:54 PM

Thanks Agouti, but how do I do that? Where in settings? What do I select please?



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Posted 20 April 2016 - 05:19 PM

Open the "Control Panel --> User Accounts" click Manage another account at next screen double click your daughter user account. At next screen click Change the account type to set your daughter user account type to Administrator. Logoff your user account and login to your daughter account and from User Accounts change your user account type to Standard account type. After these changes your daughter is member of Administrators group while your user account  be comes member of the Users group which makes your account standard account.


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Posted 20 April 2016 - 05:25 PM

Assuming the Administrator account you want to create for your daughter is a Microsoft account and not a Local account, it is a three-part process.

  1. From your own Administrator account, follow Option Three in this article to add a new user: http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5440-user-account-add-windows-10-a.html#option3
  2. Then, still in your own Administrator account, follow Option One in this article to change the new user account to an Administrator: http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6917-account-type-change-windows-10-a.html#option1
  3. Next, from your daughter's Administrator account, follow Option One in this article to delete your account: http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5464-user-account-delete-windows-10-a.html#option1Do not delete your own account until after your daughter's Administrator account has been created.

 

 



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Posted 21 April 2016 - 12:56 AM

My thanks to all of you for your help! I will attempt tp do this this afternoon! :thumbup2:  



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Posted 21 April 2016 - 06:06 AM

Create a system image backup before continuing

Deleting a user account is ok but I'm under the impression deleting the original admin user account might cause problems because the paths of installs, folders and files are still involved.

I don't know how to describe that much better but maybe someone else with more experience and knowledge than me can clarify that.

I'm just a simple cmptrgy but unfortunately I don't think its a simple undertaking deleting the original admin user account and moving on without problems.

Actually I hope I'm wrong but as already mentioned, I'm also interested in following this thread.

Personally I would recommend reinstalling Win10 with your daughter as the original admin account



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Posted 21 April 2016 - 07:18 AM

Create a system image backup before continuing

Deleting a user account is ok but I'm under the impression deleting the original admin user account might cause problems because the paths of installs, folders and files are still involved.

Backing up is always a good thing but no harm can come from deleting the "original" admin account.

 

Personally I would recommend reinstalling Win10 with your daughter as the original admin account

That is totally unnecessary.



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Posted 21 April 2016 - 11:39 AM

"Backing up is always a good thing but no harm can come from deleting the "original" admin account."

Thanks Agouti, that is very good to know.

And it makes sense that it is totally unnecessary to reinstall Win10.



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Posted 21 April 2016 - 12:51 PM

Create a system image backup before continuing

Deleting a user account is ok but I'm under the impression deleting the original admin user account might cause problems because the paths of installs, folders and files are still involved.

I don't know how to describe that much better but maybe someone else with more experience and knowledge than me can clarify that.

I'm just a simple cmptrgy but unfortunately I don't think its a simple undertaking deleting the original admin user account and moving on without problems.

Actually I hope I'm wrong but as already mentioned, I'm also interested in following this thread.

Personally I would recommend reinstalling Win10 with your daughter as the original admin account

 

 

That is what I had to do.


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Posted 22 April 2016 - 06:12 PM

Tried the above suggestions, deleted my Admin account after creating an admin account for my daughter. Everything seemed to go well until a second re-boot, then my admin account reappeared and refused to be deleted?  The odd thing is my old account did not exist  anywhere in the settings account tab, but was always present at boot up.

 

So I think the only thing left to try is a complete re-install of W10 with my daughter as the account holder and admin. 


Edited by Willabong, 22 April 2016 - 06:14 PM.


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Posted 22 April 2016 - 06:47 PM

From "Control Panel --> User Accounts" click Manage another account at next screen click your user account name and click Delete the account.


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Posted 23 April 2016 - 06:17 AM

I thoght of that, but Control Panel has disappeared from my laptop?



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Posted 23 April 2016 - 06:25 PM

You can access Control Panel by pressing Win + R key together and type Control into Run box click OK button.
You can also delete your user account by typing lusrmgr.msc into Run box and from Local User and Groups window click Users on left pane and right click your user account name select Delete from the context menu.
 
"How To Add Control Panel To Start Menu In Windows 10" 
http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-add-control-panel-to-start-menu-in-windows-10/

"How To Add Control Panel To desktop in windows 10"
http://www.softwareok.com/?seite=faq-Windows-10&faq=33

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