Administrator password to login not working
Microsoft's latest operating system, Windows 7, and its
predecessor, Vista, offer a new layer of security that is different from
previous releases, such as XP or 2000.
The earlier Windows versions treated all users as system
administrators by default. With Windows Vista and 7, all accounts are treated
as limited users.
The User Account Control utility provides elevated
permissions when required and prompts users for those permissions.
You can control UAC behavior in Windows 7 so it does not
prompt you for these permissions.
Start your computer with Windows 7 and log in as you
normally would. Your desktop should appear, and any background applications
should be closed.
Click the Windows "Start" orb at the lower left
corner of your screen.
Click your account picture at the top right of
You will be presented with a window that
allows you to make changes to your user account.
Click the link that says "Change User Account
Look for the User Account Control options
The default option of User Account Control is
to notify you only when programs try to make changes to your computer or you
install new programs.
The option directly below that does the same
thing but does not dim your desktop.
The "Never Notify" option at the
bottom of the list eliminates the prompts for permissions.
Move the slider to the bottom of the options
You may be prompted one last time from User Account
Control to confirm your settings and reboot your computer.
Log in as an Administrator on Windows 7
you've recently upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7, you're probably
wondering how to log in as an administrator. In Windows XP, the administrator
account was clearly visible from the log-on page, but it's no longer there in Windows
Although there is an administrator account, it must first be
enabled with the Windows command prompt before you're able to use it. Enabling
the administrator account lets you troubleshoot problems with programs on your
Click on the "Start" button, and then type "command" into
the search bar.
Right-click "Command Prompt" when the results
Click "Run as Administrator."
The command prompt opens.
Type "net user
administrator /active:yes," excluding the quotation marks.
Click "Start," and then click "Switch
Click the "Administrator" icon to log
Aug 04, 2013 |
Computers & Internet