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How to activate Hidden Administrator Account on Windows 7, 8 or 10

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Most users who are already familiar with earlier versions of the Windows operating system may wonder where the loss of an Administrator account that was once already created by default. Does this type of account still exist and how can I access it?

This account is still created on later operating systems of Windows such as 7, 8, and 10. However, because it is not activated, users can not use it. For users who want to make their own repairs and need access as an Administrator, you can do so through a few simple instructions.

Warning: This built-in Administrator account has more access than a regular account – and the benefits of this access can have a detrimental effect on how it is used uncontrollably. You are advised to activate this Administrator account if you are absolutely sure to use it for repair purposes. If unsure, it is safer for you not to tinkering with it.

How to activate an Administrator Account in Windows

First, you need to open the Command Prompt in Administrator mode by right-clicking and selecting “Run as administrator” (or use the shortcut Ctrl + Shift + Enter from the search box).

This method can also be used on any version of Windows. Type cmd and right-click on the Command Prompt icon that appears in the Start menu.

For those of you who are using Windows 8, 8.1, or 10, you can right-click on the Start button and continue to open the Command Prompt (Admin).

Next, type the following command:

net user administrator /active:yes

You can then see the message informing you that the command has been successfully executed. Sign out and you will see now that the Administrator account has appeared as an account option.

(Note: This image was taken from Windows 7, but this method can also be used on Windows 8, 8.1, or 10).

You should have noticed that this Administrator account does not provide a password. So, if you want to keep this account, make sure you set a specific password for it.

Disables the Built-in Administrator Account

Make sure you are logged in as your regular account user and open Command Prompt as Administrator and type the following command:

net user administrator /active:no

Your Administrator account is now disabled and should not be displayed on your login screen.

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