How to enable Admin account on Windows 7


windows7-logoJust like Windows Vista, the admin (administrator) account is not active by default. You need to manually enable the default admin account. This may be required to make settings change or perform troubleshooting steps requiring admin rights and privileges. You can enable or disable admin account using a simple run command.

Enable Admin account

Click Orb / start button and open command prompt window with admin privileges. Then run the following command:
net user administrator /active:yes

Disable Admin account

Run the following command to disable admin account:
net user administrator /active:no



  1. I have tried this, running command as administrator, then entering “net user administrator /active:yes” it says command unrecognised?

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