UAC Shield Pops up asking password

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by bullguy, Apr 7, 2015.

  1. bullguy

    bullguy MDL Novice

    Nov 14, 2012
    I have installed win10 built 10051 on my desktop. If i try to download a program or even change a setting where there is the UAC shield icon, a pop-up says:

    Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to your computer?
    To continue, type an administrator password, and then click yes

    There is nowhere to type a password, and the "YES" button is greyed out, leaving only the "NO" button - which of course does not allow a chnage to be made. How do I get access to make changes?
  2. zflexible

    zflexible MDL Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Do these steps credit of EricMarsi and ODY123:

    Simple Little Guide to Make a user a Administrator:

    Step 1:
    Open Pc Settings > Update and Recovery > Recovery > Advanced Boot Options

    Step 2:
    Choose Troubleshoot, and choose advanced startup options, choose safe mode with command prompt

    Step 3: Once in type the following
    net user /add admin password
    net localgroup administrators admin /add

    Step 4:
    Reboot and sign into that account

    Step 5:
    Right Click Start > Computer Management > Users and Groups > Right click your user account > Properties > Member Of > Add > Administrator > OK

    Step 6: ALL DONE!

    Note you may want to delete the created administrator account you just made, the password is password BTW