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Enable / Disable the Local (Hidden, Built-In) Administrator Account in Windows 7

Ways to Enable / Disable the Built-In Windows 7 Admin Account Many people familiar with prior versions of Windows are curious what happened to the Local Administrator account that was always created by default. Does this account still exist, and how can you access it?
Recently I ran into an awkward situation where after disjoining a Windows 7 client machine from the domain, I was unable to log in to the computer. This was not because I had forgotten the local administrator password, but because the local administrator account was disabled (which is the default behavior in Windows 7). Like in Windows Vista, in Windows 7 the built-in Administrator's account is disabled by default. Furthermore, this account is not associated with any password. After doing some research, I found the following procedure that worked really well.
Enable Built-in Administrator Account Basically there are 4 ways in order to activate the account:
A) Command Prompt To enable the built-in Administrator's account by using the Command Prompt please follow these steps:
1. First you'll need to open a command prompt in administrator mode by right-clicking and choosing "Run as administrator" (or use the Ctrl+Shift+Enter shortcut from the search box)
2. After that you only need to enter the simple command below to activate it.
net user administrator /active:yes
3. You should see a message that the command completed successfully. Log out, and you'll now see the Administrator account as a choice.
You'll note that there's no password for this account, so if you want to leave it enabled you should change the password.
B) Local Security Policy Another way of activating the administrator account in Windows 7 is via Local Security Policy.
1. Type secpol.msc in the search bar and hit enter.
2. After the Local Security Policy pops up, navigate to Local Policies-> Security Options where you can see an entry that reads Accounts: Administrator account. Double click the entry to enable it.

C) Using the Local Users and Groups Snap-in To enable the built-in Administrator's account by using the Local Users and Groups snap-in please follow these steps:
1. Open Local Users and Groups. You can do so by typing lusrmgr.msc in the Start search box or in the Run command and pressing ENTER. Or, you could open Computer Management by right-clicking Computer in the Start menu and selecting Manage.
2. Expand System Tools > Local Users and Groups > Users.
3. Right-click the Administrator account and select "Set Password".
4. In the"Set Password for Administrator" click "Proceed".
5. In the"Set Password for Administrator" enter the Administrator's desired password twice, and click "Ok".
6. Next, enable the Administrator's account. Right-click the Administrator's account and select "Properties".
7. Un-chek the "Account is disabled" check-box. Click on the "Ok" button.
Administrator's account is now enabled and configured with a password.
D) During the Installation Process There is a 3rd method which advanced users can use. This method can be used during the installation process itself.
1. During the installation, after being prompted to configure the new user account, you will be able to set the new account's password.
2. At that phase, press SHIFT and F10 keys together. A Command Prompt window will appear.
3. In the Command Prompt window, type:
net user
Note how the Administrator account is there, yet the new user account has not been yet created.
4. To set the Administrator's account password:
net user *
5. Then enter the required password and confirm it.
6. To enable the Administrator's accoun:
net user administrator /active:yes
7. Close the Command Prompt window and continue with the installation process.
If you log off you will now see the Administrator's account as a valid logon option.
Disable Built-in Administrator Account Make sure you are logged on as your regular user account, and then open an administrator mode command prompt as above. Type the following command:
net user administrator /active:no
The administrator account will now be disabled, and shouldn¡¯t show up on the login screen anymore.
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You can try using the built in [hidden] Administrator account. first boot into safe mode then activate the Administrator account as shown here Windows 7 Built in Administrator Account Enable or Disable or here http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/3040.enable-disable-the-local-hidden-built-in-administrator-account-in-windows-7.aspx. log into that account then go to control panel - user accounts and find your account and change your password then log out and try logging into your account with the new password.

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How to enable Windows 7 administrator account and reset lost Win 7 admin password There are two parts for your Windows 7: * Enable Windows 7 administrator account * Reset lost Win 7 admin password With 240 million licenses sold out in one year, Windows 7 has been proved to be a successful product of Microsoft. Compared with its previous versions like Windows XP, it has many improved features. The built-in administrator account is one of the features. In Windows XP, there is a default administrator account after installation. But the built-in administrator account is disabled by default in Windows 7. To enable Windows 7 administrator account and assign a password to it, you can achieve it in 2 methods. Part I: Enable Windows 7 administrator account Method 1: Use Command Prompt The easiest way to enable the Windows 7 built-in administrator account is to use the Command Prompt. 1. Click Start and type CMD in the search box. Right-click CMD and select Run as Administrator. 2. Click Yes when prompted to allow the Command Processor to run. And then the command prompt will appear. 3. Type net user in the command prompt window, and then hit Enter. All the Windows account user names will be listed. You'll also see the Administrator account, but now it is not enabled. 4. Type net user administrator /active:yes and hit Enter to enable Windows 7 admin account. Now the Windows 7 administrator account is created. To create the Windows 7 administrator password, you can follow the below steps: 1. Switch to log on Windows 7 with the administrator account. 2. Click Start, Control Panel, User Accounts and Family Safety and User Accounts in order. You'll enter the screen where you can make changes for your account. 3. Click Create a password for your account on the screen. 4. In the coming screen, type and confirm your Win 7 admin password. 5. Enter password hint and click Create Password. Now your Windows 7 admin password is successfully created. Method 2: Use Local Users and Groups 1. Click Start and type lusrmgr.msc in the search box, and then hit Enter. The Local Users and Groups screen will come up. 2. Double-click the Users folder. And all the Windows 7 account will be displayed for you. 3. Right-click the Administrator account and select Properties. 4. Uncheck the "Account is disabled" check-box and click OK on the administrator properties screen. Now Win 7 admin account is enabled. To set a password for the enabled Windows 7 administrator account, follow the steps as below: 1. Right-click the Administrator account and select Set Password. 2. Click Proceed to go on your operation 3. Type and confirm your new Win 7 admin password and click Ok 4. Close the Local Users and Groups screen. Now the Windows 7 administrator password is assigned to your Windows 7 admin account. Part II: Reset lost Win 7 admin password Windows 7 administrator password reset Tips: Note 1. Please remember to create a Windows 7 password reset disk after assigning Windows administrator password. It allows you to change your forgotten Win 7 admin password when you are locked out of Windows. Note 2. If you forgot to create the password reset disk, you can choose to use Windows Password Breaker to help create a Windows 7 password reset disk rather than reinstalling the system. Now follow the steps to create the disk to reset Windows 7 password. step 1. Download and install Windows Password Breaker. step 2. Run the program and burn a Windows password reset disk. Step 3. Reset Windows 7 administrator password with the disk. It is an easy and safe way for Windows 7 admin password reset.

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