After upgrading to Windows 10, admin account is disabled(I see it but I can't active it)

Hello,

Before the migration I've two accounts. one user standard and mine Administrator.

Now I've just the account in standard.

How activate the other.

Thank to help please, I'm so bother ;((

Eglantine

 

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Last updated November 5, 2019 Views 5,546 Applies to:

Hello Eglantine,

Thank you for posting your question on Microsoft community.

I would like to know some information about the issue so that we could help you better.

Does administrator account appear greyed out when you say, "I see it but I can't active it"?

I appreciate you for providing details about the issue.

I would suggest you to enable built-in administrator account, logon to that account and then try to enable your administrator account. To enable built-in administrator account, please follow these steps:

a. Press Windows + X keys together and then click command prompt(admin). It may ask for your administrator password. So, you may type the password and click ok.

b. Type the following command in command prompt and press Enter.

net user administrator /active:yes

This will enable built-in administrator account.

c. Logon to built-in administrator account and then try to enable your administrator account in user accounts.

d. After enabling your administrator account, you may disable built-in administrator account. Type the following command in command prompt and press Enter.

net user administrator /active:no

I hope this information helps.

Please do let us know if you need any further assistance.

Thank you

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Yes he does greyed. I do your procedure and now I can't use command prompt(admin it's also greyed) and my account has totally disapered.

Yes I need another time your help please.

Thanks for your help

Eglantine

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Hello Ratandeep,

Your procédure jammed totaly my PC.

I can't do anything !!! Choose a programme, restore at another date, enter password admistrator ;(

Please answer my in hurry.

Eglantine

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I also get this problem.  I chose Windows 10 on my other account where I keep all of my work and after the upgrade it only migrated the first account.  In /Users are three account folders, the third Public.  /Users is also in /Windows.old.

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I tried the 8.1 troubleshooter at

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/restore-files-upgrade-windows-old but it didn't work.

In the control panel I added another account and now there are four folders in /Users.  The description for going back to Windows 7 says it'll only be there for a month.  Shall it delete /Windows.old and all of the files in my other account?!

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If nobody has a better solution, this is what I did:

Open a window for each account folder.

Win-R \AppData in each account, or check Hidden items under View and open \AppData.

For each subfolder in the old account set the owner and all child owners and child permissions to the new account.

Drag the subfolders at proper levels to the new account folder.

Drag any extra files to their proper subfolders to the new account folder.

Skip some duplicate files; replace other duplicate files when default.

Open \Windows.old and \Windows and their \ProgramData.

Drag Public art, Wallpaper, and User Account Pictures to proper \Windows subfolders.

It's pretty awful that Microsoft doesn't explain any of this or warn that all accounts and data aren't migrated.  See http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_8-files/windows-8-has-deleted-my-windowsoldprogramfiles/dbdf75c0-09d9-4992-b8eb-d9fac3efe9b8.

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Hello again,

When I write this command it again needs administrator password. The windows 10 produce one account member of administrator group, and always need this account password.  I couldn't do anything. Please help me.

Thnak you

ESRA

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