More useful WIN10 tips

To enable the Windows 10 administrator account do the following:

  1. Tap on the Windows-key. This should open the start menu or bring you to the Start Screen interface depending on how Windows 10 is configured on the system.
  2. Type cmd and wait for the results to be displayed.
  3. Right-click no the Command Prompt result and select “run as administrator” from the context menu.
  4. Run the command net user to display a list of all user accounts on the system.
  5. To activate the inactive administrator account, run the command net user administrator /active:yes
  6. If you want to enable the guest account as well run the command net user guest /active:yes

The administrator account is active now which means that you can sign in to the system using it. It is not password protected by default which means that anyone with access to the system can use it to sign in to it.

It is highly recommended to protect it with a password. This can also be done on the command line:

  1. Type net user administrator * and hit enter.
  2. You get a password prompt. Type the desired password and again when you are asked to type it a second time for confirmation.

To disable accounts at any time, use the following command:

  1. On an elevated command prompt: net user administrator /active:no

Other commands of interested are:

  1. Net user administrator – Displays information about the user account on the command line.
  2. Net user username /delete – Deletes username on the system. This does not work with built-in accounts.

If WIN10 refuses to update

This is the easiest way to fix:

create in notepad the following script and when finished save it as WuFix.cmd (take note about the .cmd extension). rightclick WuFix.cmd and execute as admin. thats all

cls
echo Simple Script to Reset / Clear Windows Update
echo.
echo.
attrib -h -r -s %windir%\system32\catroot2
attrib -h -r -s %windir%\system32\catroot2\*.*
start /wait net stop wuauserv
start /wait net stop CryptSvc
start /wait net stop BITS
del /q /s /f %windir%\system32\catroot2\*.*
del /q /s /f %windir%\SoftwareDistribution\*.*
del /q /s /f “%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\Microsoft\Network\Downloader\*.*”
start /wait net Start BITS
start /wait net start CryptSvc
start /wait net start wuauserv
echo.
echo Task completed successfully…
echo.
PAUSE