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Enable Administrator Account In Windows 7

Those readers who have switched to Windows 7 from Vista will know that there is a default administrator account in Vista which is disabled by default. Same is the case with Windows 7, the default Administrator account is not enabled in the default settings and when you need to run any particular application in the administrator mode, then you manually assign it the admin right.

Lets see how we can enable the administrator user account in windows 7. But we will recommend to use this account for troubleshooting purposes only.

Open the command prompt with administrator privileges and run the following command. It will enable the default administrator account in Windows 7.

net user administrator /active:yes

Adminsitrator Mode

Now logout and you will see the Administrator account on the logon screen.

Administrator Account Windows 7

In order to disable it again, run the same command with the following slight modification.

net user administrator /active:no

It’s that easy.


  1. I wish it were THAT EASY, I just tried typing in the command and I got

    net user administrator /active:yes

    System error 5 has occurred.

    Access is denied.

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