I'm setting up new install of win 10 home premium on a laptop for friend.
After setting up the initial local admin account, I created standard local account for friend to use.
I wanted to give her ability to install applications so she gets admin password, but I wanted to take away temptation of logging in with admin account, so hid it from login screen.
Now I want to make a restore point and backup drive.
The problem is, when I try from standard user account, it askes to enter admin username and password, except there are no fields to type them in, and of course I can no longer do it from logon screen. I also cannot run regedit to un-hide account from sign in screen.
Please help, it took over three hours to install it I don't want to start again.
I used the following method to hide admin account...
Use the Windows key + R keyboard shortcut to open the Run command, type regedit, and click OK to open the Windows Registry.
Browse the following path:
Right-click the Winlogon, select New, and click Key.
Name the new key SpecialAccounts.
Right-click the SpecialAccounts key, select new, and click Key.
Name the new key UserList.
Inside of UserList, right-click, select New, and click DWORD (32-bit) Value.
Name the new DWORD key with the name of the account you're trying to hide.
Double-click the new DWORD key and make sure its data value is set to 0.