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Windows 7: Is there a way to enable the built-in administrator without admin?

24 Jan 2016   #1
japb

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Is there a way to enable the built-in administrator without admin?

Sorry the title limit was too short.

Basically what I was wondering is:

Is there a way to enable the built-in elevated administrator without logging on to a current admin account and without having to ender the admin password?

e.g. from the welcome screen or from a standard user account.

I am on windows 7 home premium 64 bit.

Thanks


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24 Jan 2016   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello japb, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could try METHOD II in the tutorial below to see if may allow you to.

Built-in Administrator - Enable from WinRE
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24 Jan 2016   #3
japb

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Unfortunately that requires an administrator password.
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24 Jan 2016   #4
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Is this what your looking for? Enable Windows Super Administrator Account
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24 Jan 2016   #5
Alejandro85

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Basically, no, there is no direct way to do that.
Changing anything from any user account besides your own requires administrator permissions, this includes creating/deleting/enabling/disabling any other account. The only change you can most times do is to change your own password.

The options would include to tamper the user database from an external OS, or tampering with a few specific executables to get elevated permissions from the login screen.
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24 Jan 2016   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello japb, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could try METHOD II in the tutorial below to see if may allow you to.

Built-in Administrator - Enable from WinRE
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by japb View Post
Unfortunately that requires an administrator password.
Not if you boot from your Windows 7 installation media to open a command prompt at boot using Shift+F10.
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