Hello, I recently bought my laptop off of a dad whose child used it orginally and I cannot perform administrator actions. There is only one account on the laptop and it appears to have administrator permissions when I go on control panel-change account type. On there, it actually says there's two accounts, my account and "Administrator", but both have administrator permissions. I have tried using this
1. Open File Explorer (press Windows logo + E), navigate to This PC > Local Disk (C:) > Users >Select
your User profile.
2. Right click on your User profile and select Properties.
3. Click the Security tab, under Group or user names menu, select your user name and click on Edit.
4. Click on Full control check box under Permissions for authenticated users and click on Apply and OK.
5. Select Advanced under Security tab.
6. Select your User profile under Permission entries and check on Edit, customize the permissions level and
7. Check the option Replace all child object permissions entries with inheritable permission entries from
8. Click on Apply and OK to save changes and check if the issue is resolved.
But it already said I had full control on my user account. However, I still get the exact same message one would get if they weren't an administrator, saying "You need permission to perform this action". I am entirely at a loss, I have tried:
- Hold the Windows Key while pressing “R” to bring up the Windows Run dialog box.
net user administrator /active:yes
- Press “Enter“.
but this also does not work for me, I did this on command prompt and it said the action was done successfully but I still cannot do administrator actions. I don't have a password on my laptop as it's in my house and I only use it for games, but this is very frustrating because it seems like I've followed all the steps correctly and there's been no result. I can't help but think that maybe the laptop was set up for a child originally, but it doesn't make sense to me that it would appear as though I had administrator power anyway.