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How to disable administrator

  1. #1


    Scotland
    Posts : 7
    windows 8

    How to disable administrator


    Hi there. I had to temporarily run my pc as administrator, and when I go into cmd now to change the setting to active:no.. I get 'system error 5 has occurred :access denied. I upgraded to windows 10 this morning from 8.1. Can anyone please help me to turn administrator off again

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Trish,

    It sounds like you didn't open an elevated command prompt to run the command in.

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