3 Ways to Enable Administrator Account in Windows 7

The administrator account is a hidden, disabled and built-in account with Windows 7/Vista/xp. But a user can enable this account for some special actions. Such as troubleshooting, installing harmful software or some special networking tasks. By default, most of the user accounts are a part/member of the Administrator account. Others are standard accounts without being any part of an administrator account.


Windows disabled this account to prevent malicious programs and harmful activities on the system. So any special task of system needs administrative privilege and the annoying UAC (User Account Control) bar will pop up for the users, except the administrator account.

This post will show you how to enable Administrator account in three easy ways. Choose only one method from below to activate administrator account.

Method#1. Using command prompt:

Search cmd.exe in start menu and run cmd.exe as administrator.
Start menu > cmd.exe 


To enable Administrator account Type: net user administrator /active:yes

To enable administrator account 


Hit enter and the command should execute successfully.

Command line to disable this account: net user administrator /active:no
To disable administrator account 

Method#2. From Local Users and Groups

Go to control panel navigate to Administrative tools and computer management.
Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer management  
Expand the Local users and Groups arrow and select Users. Then, From the right pane, double-click on the Administrator.
Local users and Groups > Users & Administrator  
Un-check the "Account is disable" and it should be look like below.

Administrator account properties

OK it and your settings will be saved.

From here you can also disable the Administrator or other account.

Method#3. From Local Security Policy

Type secpol.msc in start menu and run it as administrator.
start menu > secpol.msc 

From this Local Security Policies, expand the security options under the Local Policies.

Find "Account: Administrator account status" from the right pane.
Local Security Policies 
Open the "Account: Administrator account status" and choose Enabled to enable it.
Administrator account status 


You can also disable it from here.

After completing any of above processes, reboot your PC or log off. Now you will see a new account "Administrator" which has no password by default. Log in to this account and enjoy the real administrator power of your PC.

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