How To Enable Hidden windows 10 administrator account

While installing Windows 10 at the end of the installation Windows setup prompts you to create a user account. This is the main account on the system and is configured to be an administrator account by default. Although Windows gives the Administrator user status to this user account. And it has almost all administrative privileges. But by default Windows 10 automatically generates another super or elevated Administrator account during the installation. And the account is hidden by default due to security reasons. The Built-in windows 10 administrator account is usually used to troubleshoot Windows. While it’s not required at all, it is often used for troubleshooting or administrative purposes If you Require this Account Here we have Different ways to Enable The Hidden Windows 10 Administrator Account On Windows 10, 8.1, and 7.

The Built-in Windows 10 Administrator account is different from your current Administrator account. The main difference between the administrator account of the user and this built-in administrator account is that the former receives UAC prompts while the latter does not. The user account is an unelevated administrator account while the built-in administrator account is an elevated one. It gives you much more permission to change things in the OS. Also gives you some extra privileges over the normal administrator account. The built-in Administrator account runs all programs and tools with admin rights by default. That means that all programs that are launched from this account are running without any restrictions.

Enable Windows 10 administrator account

Windows have different ways to enable this Hidden Administrator Account. You can enable the same via Command Prompt, Enable Administrator account through Local Users and Groups Also you can use Local Security Policy. (Group Policy) to Enable The Administrator Account. Here follow below the Different ways to Enable the Administrator account On windows 10, 8.1, and Windows  7 computers.

Enable Windows 10 Administrator Account Using Local Users And Groups

You need to first open Local Users and Groups To Enable the Administrator Account. First Press Win + R, Here on Run Type lusrmgr.msc click on Ok.

open local user and groups

Now Here Local Users and Groups, in the left-pane click Users folder you see various account names in the middle pane And you will find Administrator with an Arrow mark. ( That means The account is disabled.)

Now Right-click on Administrator click properties – On Administrator properties window – General Tab uncheck Account is disabled As shown Bellow picture.

Enable build in administrator on local user and groups

Now Click ok to make save changes. To set a password for this Administrator account simply right-click on it and select a set password and Type the password for this Administrator account.

The newly enabled built-in Administrator account can now be accessed by clicking your user account name in the Start and then clicking the Administrator account. This hidden Administer will now also appear on the login screen of Windows 10.

How To Disable Windows 10 Administrator Account

If you simply Enable the Administrator Account only for Troubleshooting purposes or Run A program without any Restrictions. After Complete the task you can simply check the tick mark Account is disabled on the Administrator properties window.

Enable Windows 10 Administrator Account Using Command prompt

Enable Administrator Account using Command Prompt is a Very simple and easy task. You can do this by only type a command line.

First, open elevated Command Prompt. To do this you need to type CMD in the Start search box and then simultaneously press Ctrl + Shift + Enter keys. Be sure to simultaneously press all three keys.
When you see the UAC prompt, click the Yes button. this will open the command prompt as administrator.

Now Use The Following command to enable the built-in Administrator.

net user administrator /active:yes  (without quotation marks) and press Enter to enable it.

This will prompt the command to complete successfully.

The newly enabled built-in Administrator account can now be accessed by clicking your user account name in the Start and then clicking the Administrator account. This hidden Administer will now also appear on the login screen of Windows 10.

To disable the built-in Administrator account Type Net user administrator /active:no and hit the Enter key.

command to enable hidden administrator account

Enable Windows 10 Administrator account using Local Group Policy

you can also use Local Security Policy ( Group Policy ) Editor to Enable the Hidden Administrator Account. Note Group policy Not Available on Home And stater Editions.

First Open Run command box. To do press the Windows + R key In the Run command box, type secpol.msc and then click the OK.

command to open local security policy

This will open the Local Security Policy window, Now on the left pane expand Local Policies and click on Security Options. Here On the Middle pane Find and double-tap the policy called “Accounts: Administrator account status”.

Now right-click on it Select Enabled and click OK to enable it.

Enable hidden administrator account using local security policy

Click ok and apply To make save changes. That’s all Now you can log in with your Administrator Account.

To Disable The Administrator Account Follow The Same way. Open the  Security policy Double click on Accounts: Administrator account status and select the Disable Radio button.

These are the Best Ways to Enable the Hidden Windows 10 Administrator Account. Note these steps are also applicable for Windows 8.1 and 7 user accounts. Have Any Query, suggestion or new way to enable administrator account feel free to comment below.

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