Many people who are familiar with previous versions of Windows are wondering what happened to the built-in Administrator account, which was always created by default. Is this account still active, and if so, how do you gain access to it?
The account is created in Windows 11, 10, 8, 7, or Vista, but it cannot be used because it is not enabled. If you need to run something as administrator while troubleshooting, you can do so with a simple command.
Enabling the Built-in Administrator Account:
- To begin, launch a command prompt in administrator mode by right-clicking and selecting “Run as administrator” (or use the Ctrl+Shift+Enter keyboard shortcut from the search box).
- Now type the following command:
- “net user administrator /active:y”
- You should see a message indicating that the command was successful. After you log out, you’ll see the Administrator account as an option.
- You’ll notice that this account has no password, so if you want to keep it enabled, you should change the password.