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Add administrator to W10

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#1 waltdaniels


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 12:45 PM

I am the only user on my W10, I am labeled as local user and administrator.

But several fixes I have tried say I must have an Administrator .

How do I establish one?

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#2 britechguy


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Posted 17 March 2017 - 12:51 PM

If you are already a user who has administrator privileges that should be enough.


That being said, having admin privileges does not mean that the things that you run will be automatically elevated to admin privilege when started.  When you get the message it's probably telling you to use the "Run as Administrator" option, which you can do by right-clicking on the thing you're trying to run and choosing "Run as Administrator" from the pop-up context menu.  


I have never seen anything that requires the actual Administrator account to be activated and doing so is generally discouraged (and with good reason).

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#3 waltdaniels

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 12:53 PM

Thanks for the help, I will try it next time!

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Posted 17 March 2017 - 12:56 PM

Hopefully you don't have one of the programs that requires the Administrative account actually be the Administrator account, there are some out there where administrative rights aren't enough.

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