Earlier versions of Windows used to make the inbuilt administrator account active by default. With the advent of Windows Vista and then Windows 7, the administrator account stopped showing up. Many just wondered what happened to it?
Well it is very much there. Although, you’ll need to activate it to show up. Here is short command prompt trick to do that:
Tips: Sometimes you may forgot Win7 administrator password, then you can read “How To Get Windows 7 Administrator Password”
Enable Built-in Administrator Account in Windows 7
1. Search for the command prompt from the start menu (by typing “cmd” in the search box), right click on it (as it shows up) and choose “Run as administrator”.
2. In the command prompt window type the following,
3. Once the command is successfully carried out, you will get a message that says, ” The command completed successfully”.
4. Log out and you will be able to see the built-in Administrator account.
NOTE: The administrator account is not password protected by default. Since it has all the administrative privileges, it is recommended to provide a password to it if you are going to use it.
Disable Built-in Administrator Account in Windows 7
The steps are very much the same as the previous section. Only in this case use the command.
Once you get the message “The command completed successfully”, log off and you will find that the built-in administrator account has vanished.
The above process is demonstrated using Windows 7 Ultimate Edition. However it works with Windows Vista too. You may want to know “What is the Windows Vista Administrator’s Password?“