The Administrator account is a special account that exists in Windows and is granted full access to the operating system. The account is disabled by default because it poses a greater security risk than a standard user account.
However, if you need to perform tasks that require elevated privileges or if you have problems with your regular user account, enabling the administrator account can be useful. Here are the steps to enable Administrator account on Windows computer:
- Click the Start menu and type “Command Prompt” in the search box. Then right-click on “Command Prompt” and select “Run as administrator“.
- Type the command “net user administrator /active:yes” and press Enter. This enables the administrator account. If you get an error message, make sure you’re running Command Prompt as an administrator.
- Next, you need to set a password for the administrator account. To do this, type the command “net user administrator *” and press Enter. Windows will then prompt you to enter a new password. Enter the password twice to confirm it.
- Close the command prompt.
The administrator account is now activated and you can log in with it. However, note that as mentioned earlier, the Administrator account is usually disabled for security reasons, and you should only enable it when absolutely necessary. Make sure you set a strong password for the account and that you disable the account after use to keep your system secure.
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