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Win 10 October update to 1809

I am finding that, if the built-in Administrator account has been enabled, it disappears in the login screen after the update. It can be re-enabled via the usual methods. Of course it's recommended that more than one account with administrator privileges be created upon installation. Just a heads up.

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Another reason why I use a new local admin account.

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And reading about the new 1809 feature/bug ...

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of removing all documents when being installed, it might make sense to use that to run the setup from the downloaded iso, in stead of your main acccount.
Unless, of course, it deletes documents of all accounts ...

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This Has Happened Before...

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I've seen the "Adminstrator" login disappear on previous updates/upgrades with Windows 10. And Yes, on the three test machines here, the hidden "Administrator" login was removed on all of them but all other admin logins remained. As you describe, the "Administrator" login can be re-enabled but it's as if it's being created all "new" again. The login start page doesn't have the settings established as they were previously..

It seems as though many such things are reverting back to some "default" setting devised by Microsoft. System Restore has been disabled on all machines tested. "Administrator" login is disabled. And I set up all my Windows 10 computers with a legacy boot command so Safe Mode can be accessed easily using the old F8 key at startup. This option must also be re-enabled for it to function.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Re: legacy boot command

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How did you do that?

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To Allow Windows 10 To Use F8 Key for Safe Mode..

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To enable the older boot menu screen: At an elevated command prompt, type:
bcdedit /set "{current}" bootmenupolicy legacy

To revert back to the original Win10 boot menu :
bcdedit /set {default} bootmenupolicy standard


Hope this helps.

Grtif

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F8 key?

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Timing is everything. On my Asus rigs, F8 brought up the BIOS boot options if you pressed it early but, if you caught it at just the right second in time, you could bring up the Windows choices. I still miss the old XP "feature" that allowed the CtrlAltDel to bring up an interactive login where one could manually enter the username/PW of choice. As for my concern about updates causing the Administrator account to be hidden, it also makes me wonder what other custom settings have returned to their defaults. Such has been known to happen.

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Just A Couple Of Custom Settings I Create

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The current update/upgrade took a couple back to some strange default. I mentioned that System Restore was disable after the update. And here, I disable the automatic use and startup of OneDrive which is made through "gpedit.msc". Also, the Safe Mode/F8 legacy option was disabled as I mentioned earlier and responded to in Kees/ post. And for those users that create other special settings, just check them all. They're probably changed.

Hope this helps.

Grif

Post was last edited on October 6, 2018 6:24 AM PDT

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