Enable Administrator Account on Windows® 7
Learn how to enable administrator rights on Windows 7 and tips to enable administrator account in Windows 7.
The built-in administrator account is an account in Windows 7 that has full access and permission on the computer and will not be prompted by user account control. Administrator account shows how to enable or disable the built-in administrator account in Windows 7. With a Windows 7 computer, the user can configure a number of accounts for different users. Administrator account is the chief account that can use to make system changes and install programs and applications. Another person using a guest account on your computer cannot make changes. If you want another user to make changes, you can assign administrator rights to the user easily. Creating a standard account for each user can protect your computer by preventing users from making changes that affect everyone who uses the computer, such as deleting files that are required for the computer to work.
Following points explain about administrator rights in Windows 7 and tips to enable the built in administrator account in Windows 7:
- Administer rights in Windows 7
- Enabling built in administrator account
- Hidden administration account
Administer rights in Windows 7
In Windows 7 operating system, the administrator account is disabled by default and must be manually activated before it can be accessed. Microsoft recommends that the administrator account only be accessed to troubleshoot system issues, as administrator account gives user the ability to modify vital system functions. The administrator account can be activated from the command prompt utility and once the account has activated, it will appear when the computer is booted.
Enabling built-in administrator account
To enable the built-in administrator account, click the 'start' menu button then click the 'programs list' shortcut. Right click the 'command' prompt shortcut and choose ‘Run as administrator’ option. Then it will cause the 'command' prompt to launch in a separate window. Enter ‘net user administrator / active: yes’ into the command prompt and then press 'Enter'. Restart your computer then click on the 'administrator user account' button at the log in screen; this will cause Windows to start in the administrator account.
Windows 7 includes features for multiple users to log in and log out of the computer with separate accounts that have personalized themes and folders. You can access the administrator account that is initially hidden from the Welcome log in screen by using keys on your keyboard to make the option appear. Then you must log into the account by using the administrator password that was configured when you first installed Windows 7 in your computer system.
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