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No administrator account showing

How do I get Administraor account to show in Vista?

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  • ei9hk Oct 14, 2008

    God, what a relief. MS wanted ten times what I paid here.....
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Enable Built-in Administrator Account
First you'll need to open a command prompt in administrator mode byright-clicking and choosing "Run as administrator" (or use theCtrl+Shift+Enter shortcut from the search box)


Now type the following command:
net user administrator /active:yes

You should see a message that the command completed successfully. Logout, 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.


source:http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/enable-the-hidden-administrator-account-on-windows-vista/

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To show administrator account press ctrl alt del at the same timess 3 times on startup.

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    Ginko Oct 14, 2008

    When you get the user log in on Vista, hold the key combination at the same time.

    If the account is not enabled then you will need to enable it , by doing the following:

    1. Go to your Start menu and right-click on the “My Computer” icon.

    2. Choosing “Manage” from the list will prompt a User Account Control (UAC).

    3. When you are done, the “Computer Management console” will
    appear. Expand the “Local Users and Groups” option with the use of the
    arrow next to it and choose “Users” folder.

    4. You can now select the “Administrator Account” and go to the “Actions” panel to open “More Actions”.

    5. Choose “Properties” to open the “Administrator Properties” dialog box and uncheck the option labeled “Account is Disabled”.

    6. When done, click “OK” to confirm changes.

    7. The Administrator account should now be present on your log in screen.





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