SOLVED Stuck in guest mode after upgrading to Windows 10

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Hi,
I upgraded to Windows 10 recently and just realized that I was in guest mode only.
I can't install anything (cmd in admin mode), downgrade to Windows 7, restore, or do anything.
There is no Administrator account, only my local guest account, and everytime I try something, it shows me the box where I need to click on YES, but it is greyed out.
I restarted in Safe mode, as advised, but it always asks me to login to my local account, no other choice. And then, I am back in guest account in Safe mode. I tried all cmd command tricks, but always get stuck in Error 5, which means no administrator privileges.
So I am not even able to downgrade, for the same reasons.

Please help, this is driving me crazy!

Pebrok
 

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IF your only access to the computer is an account that is a member of the "Guests" users group and only that group, then you will need to rescue it by booting to the installation media.
IF you have the installation media you can boot your machine from that and follow the steps in this article
http://pureinfotech.com/2015/11/20/how-reset-windows-10-forgotten-password-regain-access-computer/

It may look and seem a bit more complicated than it actually is, but.....
I know it works, I've done it myself for testing purposes, and it explains how to do it and how to undo the changes after you've enabled the hidden Administrator account.

Once you've enabled the hidden Administrator's account you can use that to log into your machine and sort out your user account group membership, by adding it to the local administrators group and removing it from the guests users group.

IF you do not have the installation media, the ISO can be obtained here
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/sof...459594)(TnL5HPStwNw-WaTVja5C7z2Vs7q82apCPg)()
Choose Windows 10, the first item in the first drop down (not single language at the bottom) * see note at bottom.
Next choose your language and your bit version (32 or 64 bit to match your system architecture or in the case of an upgrade, to match your currently installed version of Windows).
That will provide an ISO that will allow you to create bootable installation media that will boot, upgrade, repair (or clean install) either or both Windows 10 Pro and Home.
*NOTE: In some cases, we've learned that some people have the "Single Language" version installed. In which case you would need that download. It's important that you match the ISO version that you download with your installation.
Once you have downloaded the ISO you can use ImgBurn to burn it to a DVD http://imgburn.com/index.php?act=download
OR
Rufus to burn it to a USB ThumbDrive http://rufus.akeo.ie/
 
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Dear Trouble,
thanks for your reply, I did all the above, and even though is was complicated, it worked, finally!
I had to do everything (ISO on USB and rufus setup) on another PC, as I didn't have any authorization on mine.
I also had to try a few times (couldn't know the format of the ISO file).
Thanks a lot!
Pebrok
 

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Glad that you managed to stick with it and get through it.
Thanks for the follow-up
Much appreciated
 
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Unfortunately, the Installation Media download address referenced above is no longer extant. Can anyone give me an operating download address?
 

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I suspect that it may have something to do with the way the forum handles URL redirects....
try copying and pasting it directly from here into the url address bar of your browser
Code:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10ISO/?tduid=(3d3a835c62d275ae770225c6aa1c4972)(256380)(2459594)(TnL5HPStwNw-WaTVja5C7z2Vs7q82apCPg)()
As an alternative you should be able to get it by way of the media creation tool from here as well
Code:
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10
 

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