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How to Enable or Disable the Built-in Elevated "Administrator" Account Windows 7

2014-05-22 11:13:03 / Posted by Ruby Johnson to Windows 7 Tips
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Windows 7 system has a default administrator account that is created during the installation of Windows 7. Log as built-in admin account you will have complete access to the computer and can make any desired changes such as reset forgotten Windows 7 password for other accounts and will not be prompted by UAC.

By default, the built-in administrator account is named Administrator, and is disabled. In this article, we will introduce 3 methods for you to enable or disable the hidden/built-in elevated Administrator account in Windows 7.

NOTE: An Administrator account with a blank password is a security risk. If you enable the built-in Administrator account, it is recommended to create a password for it to help keep it secured.

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Method 1: Enable or Disable Built-in Administrator through Computer Management Console

You can easily enable Windows 7 built-in administrator through Computer Management Console. But this method only applies to Windows 7 Professional, Ultimate, and Enterprise editions.

Method 2: Enable or Disable Built-in Administrator through Elevated Command Prompt

To enable the built-in Administrator's account by using the Command Prompt, you can follow steps below:

Method 3: Enable or Disable Built-in Administrator through Local Security Policy

That's for how to enable or disable the built-in Administrator account in Windows 7. For Windows 8/8.1, you can read another article - how to enable or disable the hidden built-in Administrator account in Windows 8 and 8.1.

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