Windows® 7 Administrator
How to enable Windows 7 administrator?
The Windows 7 Administrator account is a user defined account that helps the computer user to set up the computer in a manner that it improves the security, the settings for installing new programming softwares or additional hardware components etc. This is very similar to the administrator accounts in a Windows XP, Windows Vista. But this in-built Windows 7 administrator account is disabled as default and procedure for enabling it is slightly different from that of the previous two OS. So here we shall deal with enabling the Windows 7 administrator.
Enabling Through Local Users
Enabling Through Command Prompt
Enabling Through Local Security Policy
Enabling Through Local Users:
This particular option is available only in the Professional, Ultimate and EnterpriseÂ Windows 7 Version. The first step here is to open “Local Users and Groups”. The sequence for opening Local Users and Groups is “Control PanelèAdministrative ToolsèComputer ManagementèLocal Users and Groups. The next step is to click the “Users” on the left pane. Right click “Administrator” in this folder and then click “Properties”. The final step is to uncheck the “disabled” option in your Administrator account. Finish all these steps and reboot your computer.
Enabling Through Command Prompt:
This is by far the easiest option of enabling your default Windows 7 Administrator account. All you need to do is to open Command Prompt in your computer. Command prompt can be opened in the following sequence. “StartèAll ProgramsèAccessoriesèCommand Prompt. After you have opened the command prompt the next step is to right click on the option called “Run as Administrator”. Thus you have enabled your Windows 7 administrator account. Even better option is to click Start menu and open “Run” and then type in “cmd”. Once it is opened, press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER. This activates your administrator account right away. Log-off or reboot your computer to ensure that the administrator account has been enabled in your computer.
Enabling Through Local Security Policy:
The first step is to open the “Local Security Policy” editor in your computer. In order to open “Local Security Policy”, you will have to open “Control Panel” and then click on the “Administrative Tools” and then double click the “Local Security Policy” option available there. Once you have opened “Local Security Policy”, the next step is to click open the “Security” option (Available at the left pane). Now on the right pane of Security option, right click the “Accounts: Administrator account status” option and then uncheck the disabled Windows 7 administrator and you will have your account enabled.
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