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How to change the picture for the built-in admin account?

Q: How to change the picture for the built-in admin account?

My Windows 8.1 machine has only one interactive account - the built-in "administrator" account. It is just an internal file- and media-server without a monitor, which is accessed exclusively through Remote Desktop.

I would like to change the "user picture" associated with that built-in admin account. Trying to do it the "usual" way - through Control Panel -> User Accounts - does not work. Apparently, user picture selection is handled by a Metro app. And Metro apps are not launchable from the built-in admin.

Most likely there are workarounds. I can try using that hack that enables Metro apps under the built-in admin. Or I can add another interactive admin account and try changing the picture of the built-in admin from that other admin. I don't know whether any of these will work, I haven't tried yet.

But is there a more straightforward way to set the user picture for an account? Like copy the picture file to some folder or something like that?

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A: How to change the picture for the built-in admin account?

Best practice is to not use the built in Administrator account for general use. Create an admin level account for daily use and leave the built in account for emergencies. If you have only one account and for some reason you cannot log into it you will have no access, no easy way to solve the problem. Having an alternate account makes this much easier.

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Using Win 8.1

First off, the account I'am signed on with is listed as admin type account. It's the one I had to enter my windows account email.
Since installing the new MalwareBytes 2.0 program (which went in without any problem) it put an shortcut icon on desktop. I tried too move the icon from desktop to another folder and it said I needed admin rights to do this. Usually once I click on continue it gives me access and proceeds to carry out the command.
So I followed the tutorial to build hidden admin account. I type in: net user administrator /active:yes, it completed. I signed on to the admin account and tried the same operation and it still asked for admin rights.
What am I doing wrong?

UpDate: MalwareBytes 2.0 has a self protection ability that needs to not be enabled, otherwise everything associated with the Program including program icons located anywhere cannot be moved.

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Pretty basic question (I think). Is the built-in administrator's account exactly the same as a manually created local administrator's account privilege wise? Or does the built-in possess inherently elevated privileges?

I have googled around, however, I can't find a clear answer for this.

Thank you

A:built-in admin account vs regular admin account

Hello Spurcell, and welcome to Seven Forums.

They are basically the same, except that the built-in possess inherently elevated privileges, and the other doesn't until approved through UAC to elevate the action.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi,
I have a Windows 8.1 system on a lap top that was used by a former employee. Her name was still on user name and I couldn't change it without Admin privileges (otherwise was asking for a smart card). Found out how to get in to admin in safe mode with Net
User Admin yes- then discovered that the old log in and information / desk top is no longer available. The docs are under Users (old employee's name) in C drive, but the docs and settings no longer show up and the admin log in is the only one available - no
option to change users.
When I went in and said Net User Admin no - thinking if I disabled admin user it would go back to the old log in -  there was no log in available at all.

Help?
Launa

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So I went to cmd and I want to know if I have the built in admin account. Im logged in as a standard user, second account.
and in cmd I typed NET USER USER which probably shows the administrator account. But in the comment section it doesnt say BUILT IN ADMIN ACC FOR ADMINISTRATERING THE PC. Only the hidden admin account has that comment . But how do I know I have the built in admin acc?
Any help is patiently accepted

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After installing windows 10 home, I logged in with whatever default account there is. I then logged in with my Microsoft account to pull down some settings but then switched over to a local account so nothing else gets synced. Things have since been working fine until this morning.

Now for some reason, my user account is recognized as the built-in admin account and I can not longer run any of the modern apps that I downloaded or those that come preinstalled (including edge). the cmd command

`net users` lists my account as the defaultAccount so at least that's consistent.

I have tried the solution offered here:

Settings can't be opened using the Built-in Administrator account in Windows 10 - Super User

to no success.

I am unable to begin the prompt to create a new user account located in settings > accounts > Family & Other Users

Which brings the to point of me having no idea what to do. I can't create a new account to transition to. I can't give my account the ability to run these apps (which is preferred).

A:My user account now qualifies as the built in admin account

Hi, press the win + r key's together in the run dialogue box type:- lusrmgr.msc press OK, expand Users find your account and right click, select properties, what is it a member of? Do you have other accounts?

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I got this error message "Setting the account picture failed, please try again". I need to know how to fix this, i got this error after i browsed the pic i wanted to use, if you guys know how to fix this thing, I'll thank you here's the screenshot, I'm not using a pirated copy of this OS, please help!

A:Can't change account picture / lock screen's picture

I don't know what may happen,but I think it worth to try:
First of all, go to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft
and copy the Default Account Pictures folder and then rename it to any name,after this open the original Default Account Pictures folder and delete the picture and the data file which belong to the user and try to change accaunt picture

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I m running windows 8.1 pro. Please help me to solve this trouble.

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Hello All,
I'm delighted to have found you and after a long day of trying to help myself i am now requiring your much appreciated assistance please! I'm not a techy person at all and am hoping someone can help
Last week my husband purchased a new hp laptop which came with Windows 10
On setup i used my microsoft account to login with a pin, the account was setup as administrator (thinking i could change things later)
About 2 days later i added a standard user account for my husband with a microsoft account login with pin.
I wanted to make his the administrator account but thought i had better change mine to a standard account first! My mistake!!
Now i cannot change anything! i have tried to use the cmd prompt to run as administrator - it asks for administrator permission and does not allow me to enter a password or yes!
I have tried all suggestions to enable the hidden windows 10 account but all ask for the same permission.
I have tried to go to setup, recovery, troubleshoot, advanced option, system restore - it requests an administrator password and when i entered what i thought is mine it does not work! Feeling a little
Does anybody know anyway i can go back in time to start again or how do i access administrator rights as i really need to add programs etc
Thank you for any help given

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Just performed a clean install of Windows 8 Pro. x64 on a new system. As soon as Windows finished installing, I opened secpol.msc, enabled the built-in administrator account, rebooted and deleted the first account I made during Windows setup and am now using the built-in administrator account as my main account. I don't care if the Metro apps. don't work.

What I want though is a way to change the account picture for this built-in administrator account. When I go into the Metro UI, click on the my username at the top right of the screen and click on "Change account picture", nothing happens.

When I go into the desktop then Control Panel -> User Accounts, there is no option to change the account picture.
Has anyone figured out how to change the user account picture for the built-in administrator account?

A:Windows 8 Pro. x64 Built-In Administrator Account Picture?

go to start screen click on the admin account top right corner and you will get the option to choose account picture done

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Can't access rollback, net user administrator /active:no denies me, I don't even know where it came from and why its on my computer without me enabling it and it blocks me from changing my password and from installing most programs.

Someone please help.

A:built-in admin account problems

Are you issuing the net user command from a Elevated Command Prompt?

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Hi all, I have an issue. I run Windows 8.1 Pro x64 on my laptop, and I use the built in admin account as my only account... I want to migrate this to a "normal" admin account so I can link it to my Microsoft Account, and be able to properly use apps. This way I can also sign in to my soon-to-be-arriving touchscreen laptop (Yay!) with that Microsoft account and have everything switch over.

Thanks

A:Built in Admin account naff

Create a new Account with admin privileges.

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i have a clean install of windows 10 pro, before i had a windows 7 and was using the built-in administrator account without problems.
now in windows 10 i'm using the built in administrator account but facing problems
1) if i leave the "security settings==>local policies==>security options==> User Account Control: Use Admin Approval Mode for the built-in Administrator account==> disabled" as it is the default option i can't run the new windows programs like settings, edge... etc.
2) if i change User Account Control: Use Admin Approval Mode for the built-in Administrator account to enabled, i can't install certain programs and also i have to run some applications as administrator (which i don't want to do for every application and that's why i use the built-in administrator account), to get full access to the windows drive "c:" and it's subfolders.

can anyone help me to solve this issues....

A:built-in admin account problem

1) This is by design. The security model of the new Apps are not compatible with a full time Admin level account.
2) Even the built in Administrator account or an normal elevated admin account does not grant you access to everything. This too is by design.

It was never intended that the Administrator account be used for normal use. Create your own Admin level account for this. It will be subject to UAC and is compatible with the new Apps.

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Not sure if this is part of the account you create or a separate (built in) account, but seems like it should be disabled if the latter. Thanks!

A:How do you disable the built in Admin Account in XP Pro?

You cannot...I have to wonder why you would want to.

Louis

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is there a way to not display the built-in admin account from the "manage accounts" list? Also, i set the password and set so you could not change the password. However in the manage accounts list i'm able to change the password and/or remove it. don't want that.

please advise.

A:way to not display the built-in admin account

The only way top hide the real Administrator account is to disable it as follows:

Open a Elevated Command Prompt: How to open an Elevated Command Prompt in Windows 7
From the Command Prompt, type net user administrator /active:no and press Enter.

How did you set the password so it couldn't be changed? Post a link if you were following instructions.

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I've just been having a very large amount of permission problems in various programs, right now I'm having trouble compiling and running the temporary .exe's CodeBlocks makes, getting "permission denied" as an actual compiler error.

So what I'd like to do, and I'm not sure if its possible, is activate the built in full power administrator, which I know how to do, and then rename it to my current account name, or make it so where they merge. I don't really want to have to set all my folders up and such (especially with programs like itunes, which will go off the file path of the username)

~Thanks
~Kyle

A:Changing My user account to Built-in Admin

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ZeldaKrazy


I've just been having a very large amount of permission problems in various programs, right now I'm having trouble compiling and running the temporary .exe's CodeBlocks makes, getting "permission denied" as an actual compiler error.

So what I'd like to do, and I'm not sure if its possible, is activate the built in full power administrator, which I know how to do, and then rename it to my current account name, or make it so where they merge. I don't really want to have to set all my folders up and such (especially with programs like itunes, which will go off the file path of the username)

~Thanks
~Kyle


Hi kyle and welcome

certainly can rename it. Merging? may be more difficult. I am of no use there. Someone here will know
Sorry I cant help, and again welcome

Ken J+

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I'm working on a domain/client setup and have upgraded from 7 to 10. I can't seem to open normal apps like the calculator, photo viewer, Edge, etc. I get the same error.
"This app can't open. %APP% can't be opened using the built-in administrator account. Sign in with a different account and try again."

I've search and have found 2 fixes. One is change the local security policy change for "UAC Admin Approval Mode for the Bulit-in Admin account" and I set that to Enable.
The other fix was to verify that change occurred in the registry, making sure a value was "1".

Everything was good until a reboot, now it's happening again. Any ideas?

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I want to delete the user account that uses the buiilt-in-administrater. I'm uncomfortable with using anthing anything but User Accounts in Control Panel but may have too. Step by step, please.
Bill

A:Delete a Built=In -Admin User Account

The built-in "administrator" account cannot be deleted, at all. It's by design defined in Windows to always exists (so that there is always at least one admin).
You can disable it if you never use it, so that you cannot login as it or use UAC to elevate to it, but the account MUST exist.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

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So, Long story short got my computer back from my brother last night and... Go Figure nothing seems to work. I started by trying to log into my account (admin acct) starts to log in but then displays "The User Profile Service failed the logon". At that point I turned to the internet for help:

Started here: You receive "The User Profile Service failed the logon

I thought sounded like something I could do, but sadly had no users that could actually complete this task. I would open the regedit go to my account then when I tried to edit the said ".bak" file it would tell me I didn't have permissions and anytime that I was prompted for my password I would type it in and it would accept it as far as to go away but wouldn't do anything, I could type in wrong passwords and it would show an error for said wrong password.

At this point I restarted my computer set up my built-in Administrator, and logged in as that admin. I tried removing the ".bak" (it let me without prompting) but after restarting it did nothing.And when I looked in the regedit the ".bak" was back(also I had reset the RefCount, and the other key(can't remember name)).

SO I don't want this to get too big of a thread starter heres a quick list of what I tried:

Made new user, can't log in with same issues.

Tried to edit users in control panel, I get no prompt(because using built in admin) but nothing happens when I click on users link.

Ran sfc /scannow go... Read more

A:Windows 7 Unable to log into any Admin account other than Built-In

Welcome
Apparently, you Brother did something to the computer that he should not have done.
I would run an system restore from a few days before you gave him the computer. Everything should go back to normal.
System Restore

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Hello,

My office updated to Win 10 about three months ago. One of my co-workers has discovered that she can't boot Edge. I've tried these potential fixes, but still no go.

Fix #1:

1. >Win/R & type ?secpol.msc? (no quotes); browse to:
>Local Policies, >Security Options, scroll to
User Account Control:Admin Approval Mode for Built-in Administrator Account and enable.
2. >Win/R & type ?regedit? (no quotes); browse to:
>Local Machine\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current Version\Policies\System\Audit
Change default value from empty to ?0x0000000 (1)? (without quotes)
3. Reboot.

Fix #2:

1. Open elevated cmd prompt.
2. Enter:
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth
Wait for it.
3. Enter:
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
Wait for it.
4. Enter:
net stop wuauserv
cd %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution
ren Download Download.old
net start wuauserv
net stop bits
net start bits
net stop cryptsvc
cd %systemroot%\system32
ren catroot2 catroot2old
net start cryptsvc
And?wait for it.
5. Re-enter:
DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth
6. Reboot.

Fix #3:

1. Win/R ?regedit? (no quotes).
2. Right click on HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT & select Permissions. Ensure that
Permissions for ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES is set to Allow Read.
3. Right click on HKEY_CURRENT_USER & select Permissions. Ensure that
Permissions for ALL APPLICATION PACKAGES is set to Allow Read.
4. Right click on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE & select ... Read more

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Hello everybody,

I have realized that all the laptops I installed Windows 10 in the last year (several family laptops) are running with Microsoft-Accounts which are Admin-Accounts. Now I read that this is a serious security issue. I would like to change these MS-Admin-Accounts into MS-Limited-User-Accounts?

But how?

And next question: Should I set up for every laptop then a local admin-account?

Thanks a lot for your help.

Hutson

A:Windows 10: How change account from admin into limited user account?

As long as you have not disabled UAC, User Account Control, or invoked the hidden full administrator, then your users are actually running as standard users and will be prompted before performing any Admin level tasks - you can if you wish create a standard user on each of the systems in addition to the administrator, but this will not provide much better security and is likely to generate complaints from the users as they will have to set-up the accounts again to how they want them.

If you have any youngsters that you wish to protect further there is Microsoft Family Safety as an option

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I have a Dell running Vista Home Basic. There are two accounts set up. One was for a family member who is no longer with us, and I do not know the password. The other account , "Jan", did not have a password, but is now messed up so I cannot log in. When I choose "Jan" I get the following: the user profile service failed the login - user profile cannot be loaded. I read some about this on another forum and it was suggested that I go into safe mode and try to get the "real" built-in administrator account enabled. I did so, but then when I re-boot I do not get that built-in admin account as an option. Can you help further?

A:cannot login, user profile cannot load, cannot run built-in admin account

Originally Posted by Jeff Eriksen


I have a Dell running Vista Home Basic. There are two accounts set up. One was for a family member who is no longer with us, and I do not know the password. The other account , "Jan", did not have a password, but is now messed up so I cannot log in. When I choose "Jan" I get the following: the user profile service failed the login - user profile cannot be loaded. I read some about this on another forum and it was suggested that I go into safe mode and try to get the "real" built-in administrator account enabled. I did so, but then when I re-boot I do not get that built-in admin account as an option. Can you help further?




Jeff
there is a tutorial here for when the user profile fails to start. you might want to take a look. its here User Profile Error - Logged on with a Temporary Profile

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Hi

I recently upgraded a HP computer from Windows 7 to Windows 10 pro using the
Windows update/free Upgrade.

How can I change my childs admin account to a child account? The account
is registered With a Microsoft account and i have added my Microsoft account
as a second admin on the computer.

Thanks

A:How to change admin account to child account

Hello creativex, and welcome to Ten Forums.

If you meant for how to convert your added account to be a "standard user" account instead of an "administrator" type account, then the tutorial below can help show you how to.

Account Type - Change in Windows 10

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Hello,

I have tried to find an answer to this but cannot. Lately, I noticed my User Account Picture was not the picture I had selected. In addition, the Background Picture for my Windows 7 Home Premium edition log on screen was changed. This happened after running a program that is for exams at school which reboots your computer into a safe mode where the only program available is a rudimentary word processor.

I contacted the company that makes that software, Examsoft, and they told me how to get my default logon picture for my Windows Logon background back.

To address the User Account picture, I went into Control Panel > User Accounts and attempted to "change picture". This is not an option, however, for my administrator user account. It is an option for my guest account. I tried cloning my account without the bad .dat files, but that didn't work either as the new account I had created, also an administrator account, did not display a "change picture" option in control panel either.

I ran sfc /scannow, and it found no errors.

I am not sure what to do. Has anyone encountered this? Can you please help me?

Attached is a screen shot:

Thank You.

A:No "Change Picture" option for User Account Picture

hi dooba, welcome to the forums ,if you have exhausted all avenues you could try a system restore prior to just before you had probs System Restore

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My issue is that I have an old picture attached to my <g class="gr_ gr_40 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" data-gr-id="40" id="40">hotmail</g> account that
is viewable when sending emails. I have tried adding new photos these do not seem to overwrite this old existing picture. This picture still shows up in the sent mail how can I remove this picture from my account?

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The is no picture in my eser account.

Settings>change Pc settings>account> account picture> BROWSE does not go to my PC pfotos folder to choose one.

Camera roll, screenshots & slide shows are empty.

How can I get to my photos? .....thanx .....nick

A:how to change user account picture

Hello Nick,

Are you able to "Browse" to the folder you want instead? See the yellow tip box under step 8 in the tutorial below to see if it may help.

User Account Picture - Change in Windows 8

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hie guys. i'm newbie here "
i have a problem when want to change account picture.
when i click browse. nothing will pop-up or happen
what the problem ?
can you guys help me ?

A:problem to change account picture.

You might not have any photos in your pictures folder yet.

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hello i have fully activated windows 8 but when i try to change the user account pic the picture then it is high lighted and no option is seen . why it happens . not only user acount but log on screen too is unable to change/ what is the problem please help me.

A:not able to change user account picture,log in screen

Sorry for asking a dumb question, but did you try these?
For the account picture: User Account Picture - Change in Windows 8
For the background screen: Lock Screen - Background Image - Change in Windows 8

Note that if you have multiple accounts setup, then the login screen change is a lot trickier and a manual process from what I understand. Google that one...

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sir/madam
I am a windows 8 pro user and my windows is fully activated but still when I go to P.C SETTINGS  I am not able to change my account picture, lock screen & start screen
display, So kindly help me.
Regards
utkarsh chandel

A:not able to change the account picture..my Windows 8 pro is activated..please help

I was able to solve it by taking control of the "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures" folder, or in some cases "C:\...\Default Account Pictures"

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I have WIndows 7 Ultimate and when I go into User Accounts in Control Panel I click on "change your picture" and I am only able to use the win7 pictures. When I click on "browse for more pictures" nothing happens.

Any ideas?

A:Unable to change User account picture

Hello Tally,

You might check to see if it opened a window that may be hidden behind another opened window. Sometimes these windows are small and can easily be covered up.

If not, then try a sfc /scannow command to see if it can find and fix any bad system files that may be responsible. Afterwards try again.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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On a fresh install of Win 7 Pro 64bit, I can't change my account picture via the control panel. I had to manually copy my desired picture into the directory where the other images are stored. I tried registering nusrmgr.cpl and it fails to load because it's not on my computer. Is there a way to extract it out of my Install DVD?

A:nusrmgr.cpl won't load, can't change my account picture

I am trying to learn everything about 7 so can you give more specifics about what your problem was?

in the control panel you couldn't change the image? did you choose an image from your Harddrive?
give me more information.

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these instructions provided my Microsoft itself couldn't be further from the truth. It says on your Office 365 settings page, to click the photo icon, but there is no photo icon on the page at all. Nowhere in sight do I even see any trace of a photo icon to change. On my personal info page, it shows a generic picture icon, but it is not clickable or changeable! How do I change it? Because Microsoft's instructions are incorrect

A:unable to change Office365 account picture

Instead of trying in Office, go to your Microsoft account instead. https://account.microsoft.com/aboutFrom there sign in with your Microsoft credentials. Then in the upper right corner you'll see your 'missing' avatar use the pulldown to choose settings. Then on the right side you'll see the Hello greeting. Click the blank image circle and change it there. That will then update to all your Microsoft services.

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I recently set up new machine and didn't set user account as Admin
I would like to change existing "new account" to have admin privileges.

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hi i am running xp on a guest account there are no options in

user accounts to change from guest to admin or to add new account

is there any way i can have control of my pc as i cant set time or remove apps and stuff

please please help me
 

A:can i change my guest account to admin

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After purchasing a laptop I noticed that the default administrator
does not have a password and would like to add one. I have tried
going to mmc and adding snapin to no avail. how else mite I do it?

I have also tried to log off all accounts and hitting ctrl+alt=del twice
and logging into administrator account and get this message
"unable to log you on because of an account restriction"

tnx

A:XP home pw change for admin account?

Start > Control Panel > User Accounts > select Change an Account
Charlie
PS
I use classic setting and this is how it shows up.

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I just bought hp spectre x360. I entered my email (gmail) but it was linked to an old hotmail account that I am not using anymore. now I want to change that old microsoft email to a new microsoft email I created and use it for this laptop and all apps inside instead of the old email I am not using. Thank you

A:how to change admin account of spectre 360

@Marwa-eltohamy Please try:    http://www.windowscentral.com/how-change-account-name-windows-10-sign-screen You can change to local account which won't link to Microsoft account:   https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/instantanswers/5de907f1-f8ba-4fd9-a89d-efd23fee918c/create-a-loc... Regards,

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I want to change my first account from admin to standard, but you need to have atleast 1 admin account on available at the time, so since it was my only account, I made another and made that admin too, the I changed my first created account to standard. However! The first account can freely go from standard back to admin by itself...is there a way to stop this?

A:can you change an admin account to standard?

You cannot demote your root admin account.

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hello.a few months ago my brother install win 10 to my laptop.i don't know which name choose but in user folder i see in
user folder in admin folder account the user name ''nikol''.yesterday i reinstall win 10 using media creation.i choose during installion a different name.but installation is finished i saw that the user name ''niko'' remain.i don't remember anything problem
like that in win 8-8.1.is a bug?can i rename user name of admin folder?

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Is it possible to change the local user account picture at the windows logon screen via a command prompt.

Reason I need to do this is because I have about 200 workstations where the same exact local account needs to get created and a specific user account picture needs to be applied.

A:Change user account picture via command line

I don't know about copying just the picture. Log in as an Admin on the computer with the account you want to copy and Right click My Computer/Properties/Advanced/System Profiles. Highlight the Account you want to copy (you cannot be logged into the account you want to copy) and choose Copy To. Choose a Network Share. Then Copy it to each of the computers in question that you want to have the account on. this should also include the picture.. Maybe someone can write a batch file that would send it to all of the computers in the network in one click.

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Hi everybody,

I've been trying to change my user account picture in the control panel, it worked, and it showed up in the start menu, but it didn't change in the logon screen (still dell default icon). Does anybody know what's wrong?

My system is Dell precision M6600, win7pro 64-bit. My user account has administrator right (in fact I am the only user).

Thanks!

A:can not change user account picture on logon screen

I hope this tutorial will help you to get rid of Dell's stuff.

Clean Up Factory Bloatware

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I have a picture on my mail account I want to change. It is Yahoo Premium. How do I change it?
 

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Hi there, this is my first post. I've been looking through out the forum trying to look for a problem similar to mine. My problem happened probably about a few weeks ago.When I installed AVG 2015 and AVG PC Tuneup with key gen I got off another website. I noticed that I cant install alot of of programs because I need Administrative Privileges. I type in msconfig and I get the message ,
 
"You do not have sufficient privileges to run System  Please run this utility as a user in the Administrators group."
 
Also cannot Uninstall AVG 2015. I never set a password for admin, and always log on to my account : NANNERGTO. I also get the admin shield next to a lot of radio buttons that wont allow me to save or change things in the User control panel. I cant delete, manage , the admin account. There are also shields next to the rename and delete buttons when I right click on a file. I have ran Anti-malware, and different Anti-spyware programs, and no luck finding anything.
 
Hopefully there is some light at the end of the tunnel. Hope there is enough info to begin with.
 
Thanks in advance,
 
Chris

A:I cant change the settings in the User Account for Admin

It sounds like you have infected your machine with malware. It is highly inadvisable to use keygens.
 
I suggest you follow this guide to create a malware removal thread.
 
TsVk!

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I need to change my account email .. anybody can help me please ..

A:How to change admin. account email address

i just deal with it , thanks anyways

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I am the sole user of this computer.

The control panel tells me I am an administrator but when I go into my account it says I am a standard user and won't let me change it to Administrator.

I just want to manage my own computer and - for instance - delete files on a CD which has somehow become write protected.

I googled lusrmgr.msc but when I put it in run was told this version of Windows 10 didn't have those rights

thanks in advance

A:Change User Account Admin rights

Originally Posted by phynbarr


I am the sole user of this computer.
The control panel tells me I am an administrator but when I go into my account it says I am a standard user and won't let me change it to Administrator.
I just want to manage my own computer and - for instance - delete files on a CD which has somehow become write protected.
I googled lusrmgr.msc but when I put it in run was told this version of Windows 10 didn't have those rights
thanks in advance



Trying to delete files on a CD? Surely you jest!!! A CD is a read only device, you can NOT delete anything off of a CD.
How did you install Windows 10 without making yourself the Administrator. I've installed W-10 at least a dozen times so far and I've always come up as the ONE and ONLY Administrator.
But still, I have to install and use "Grant Admin Full Control" to be able to 'Take Ownership' of certain files and folders.
Start here:




Grant Admin Full Control - Free download and software reviews - CNET Download.com



And, Good Luck!

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I have a friend who keeps getting borderline malware (e.g. browser toolbars) installed on his computer. He has no idea how it happens. There is even an active antivirus on his pc (I believe norton). It comes with his new pc and is valid for 1 year.

After I clean his pc, if I change his account type from administrator to limited user, it should prevent any toolbars from installing, right?

Would this break any software or cause any file to become inaccessible?

A:Safe to change from admin to limited account?

Apologies if this is really obvious to you... but the consequences of getting this wrong are very troublesome to say the least so I'll say it anyway just on the 0.1% chance you didn't know it...

You must always have at least one Administrator-level account active and working on a PC at all times.

Otherwise you'll be locked out of being able to do anything at Admin-level and sooner or later this will be a big problem.

As an example you have to be careful to do things in the right order; for instance you can't change the only account to Limited and then add an Administrator account later; by then it's too late and you're locked out of Admin-level access.

Warning out the way, I'm not totally sure whether it would stop toolbars.

I generally use my machine as a Standard Level account and for instance I can update Firefox to a whole new version and add something like Adblock Plus without being asked for an Admin password, so I guess a malicious browser add-on may be able to get installed too. But running as Standard user does give some protection.

Also there are times when your friend might need admin rights. For instance if he uses Java (not Javascript but Java) then (a) I'd recommend getting rid of it, but (b) if there's some reason why he absolutely must use it, I think you may have to be logged on as Administrator to update it. (And be careful not to just click on defaults but to untick the Ask toolbar or whatever foist-ware it tries to install.) And sinc... Read more

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Hello! First post on this fantastic forum which has sorted me out a number of times. However I can't find a solution for this issue , so I hope someone can help me!

Following a rollback to 8.1 after installing the full release of Windows 10 I've been unable to change the account pictures, lock screens or picture passwords for any user. I've tried the following.

Create new userRegistry change and GPE change Unable to change the image on the Lock Screen "&#39;Lock Screen - Microsoft CommunityDeleting account pictures folderTaking ownership of, and deleting C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\SystemDataRunning sfc /scannow, several times after checking component store for corruption

It's driving me a bit nuts now! If anyone has any suggestions I'd be very grateful!

Thanks

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