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Enable the (Hidden) Administrator Account in Windows 7 and Vista

The built-in Administrator account is not enabled by default in Windows 7 and Vista. To enable the Administrator account, you need to perform the following steps:

Click Start and type ‘CMD‘ in the search bar. Right click CMD and select the option Run as Administrator.

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Type the following into CMD:

net user administrator /active:yes

The message below should state that the command was completed successfully.

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Note: To disable the Administrator account type the following into CMD:

net user administrator /active:no

Exit CMD. Log out of Windows and you will see the Administrator account is now available at Start up. The example below is taken from Windows 7 Ultimate.

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