Yvonne Ciufo 1 Reputation point

I have two computers, same Microsoft account, but I am as administrator only on the one computer. Why, second one do not let me access as administrator, not even option to add family or others?

Windows 10
Windows 10
A Microsoft operating system that runs on personal computers and tablets.
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  1. Dave Patrick 426.2K Reputation points MVP

    You can follow along here.

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  2. S.Sengupta 16,006 Reputation points MVP

    To enable the hidden administrator, go to the Windows Recovery Environment (WinRE) by click on the Power icon, holding down the Shift key, and then clicking on Restart. This will bring you to a blue screen with options, and then follow the steps below:

    Click on Troubleshoot > Advanced Options > Command Prompt.
    In Command Prompt, type the following command, and then hit Enter:
    Net user administrator /active:yes
    Restart your PC, login to Administrator, and then change the affected account's password through there.

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  3. Kapil Arya 7,771 Reputation points MVP


    It seems you lost admin rights. See if this fix helps you:

    Let us know if this helps!

    Note: Included link in this reply refers to blog post by a trusted Microsoft MVP. 

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  4. Limitless Technology 44,016 Reputation points

    Hello there,

    Did you use the same Microsoft account as the Admin account in both the devices ?

    I would like to inform you that when you are logged in as a Standard user, the Family & other users option is unavailable.

    If you have an admin account on the computer, we can try changing the account type.

    Assuming you have an Administrator account on the computer and you want to change the account type of the other one, I would suggest you to refer the steps mentioned below:

    Login to the Administrator account on the computer.
    Press Windows Logo key + R, to open Run dialog box.
    Type netplwiz and click on OK.
    Double click on the user profile for which you want to change the account type.
    Go to Group Membership tab.
    Select Administrator and click on Apply.
    Now, click on OK (Twice).

    I hope this information helps. If you have any questions please let me know and I will be glad to help you out.


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