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  • I have WIN 10 my SON was on my computer and made himself administrator when I first got it. now he can't remember his password!!!!! how do i make myself administrator?

    Sunday, March 26, 2017 12:55 PM

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  • Hi, me again.  Will I lose all my apps, security and mail?

    Hi,

    You will not lose your apps, security and mail. However, it will also be keeping your account information.

    Thus upgrade cannot resolve your issue.

    If you have no another administrator account, the only way is reinstall.

    Of course, it will not keep your data. So I suggest you remember to do backup before reinstall.


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    Wednesday, March 29, 2017 1:32 AM
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  • Are you using Microsoft Account or Local Account?

    You may ask him to login as administrator and then you could reset your Password.

    Sunday, March 26, 2017 1:52 PM
  • Hi,

    If your own account is not Administrator, you are unable to make him administrator.

    Thus I guess you are Administrator.

    Please confirm it:

    Control Panel -> User Accounts, check if it is.

    If that's not, check if you have another administrator account.

    If yes, sign in with that administrative account and promote your own account to administrator.

    If no, you have to reinstall the Windows.


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    • Marked as answer by Tinacef Tuesday, March 28, 2017 6:25 PM
    • Unmarked as answer by Tinacef Tuesday, March 28, 2017 7:53 PM
    Monday, March 27, 2017 8:05 AM
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  • I did the Control Panel, User Accounts, tried to change user acct, change manage another account. Everything is blocked by my sons account, which we do not have a password for. Hence, I getting blocked from doing anything. I need to upgrade my security system and can't do it.  I would like to make me Administrator, but, I've been at this problem for 3 months now!!!!

    Please help me.

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 6:30 PM
  • Hi, me again.  Will I lose all my apps, security and mail?
    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 6:32 PM
  • Hi, me again.  Will I lose all my apps, security and mail?

    Hi,

    You will not lose your apps, security and mail. However, it will also be keeping your account information.

    Thus upgrade cannot resolve your issue.

    If you have no another administrator account, the only way is reinstall.

    Of course, it will not keep your data. So I suggest you remember to do backup before reinstall.


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help.
    If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.


    Wednesday, March 29, 2017 1:32 AM
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  • Hi, it's me with the problem. My sister told me win 10 does it's own back-up, she has never done one. Is this true? 

    I have a 32GB flash drive. Can I do a back-up "mirror" of win 10 first,

    then the back-up and restore win 10 in this order?

    As you can see I've been trying different remedies, with no luck, so far.


    Tuesday, April 4, 2017 5:24 PM
  • Hi,

    No way, Windows 10 File history will also not backup your sign in account password.

    Thus as my previous reply, no way to get it back unless you have another admin account.


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    Thursday, April 6, 2017 9:33 AM
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