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Windows 7: Disabling Administrator Account

24 Jul 2010   #1
isaiah40

I do not know
 
 
Disabling Administrator Account

Hello,
I am going to try and explain this as best as I can.
I am trying to disable the administrator account. I have tried everything
and nothing is working. Each time I turn on my computer it comes up with a login for the standard account and the administrator's account. I just want have only one login option. How in the world do I do that? PLEASE HELP!

Thanks.


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24 Jul 2010   #2
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

well login to your standard acount and run an elevated commpand prompt


To disable the Windows 7 administrator account type in and then hit enter:
net user administrator /active:no
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24 Jul 2010   #3
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

You must have one administrator account.
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24 Jul 2010   #4
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

I belive he is trying to say that he activated the built in admin acount, and now cant "disable it". The standard acount will always ba an admin account(the one you first set up).
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24 Jul 2010   #5
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Standard user account is not a administrator account.
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24 Jul 2010   #6
alphanumeric
Microsoft MVP

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Standard user account is not a administrator account.
The default account created when I installed windows 7 on my PC is? I have enabled the built in administrator account and they both are listed as Administrator on the manage accounts page? I'm not 100% sure what you meant by that statement so maybe I misunderstood what you meant to say.
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24 Jul 2010   #7
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ionbasa View Post
The standard acount will always ba an admin account(the one you first set up).
Standard user account is not a administrator account.
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24 Jul 2010   #8
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
Standard user account is not a administrator account.
The default account created when I installed windows 7 on my PC is? I have enabled the built in administrator account and they both are listed as Administrator on the manage accounts page? I'm not 100% sure what you meant by that statement so maybe I misunderstood what you meant to say.
The default account created when you installed Windows is an administrator account, albeit a limited admin account. You can create a standard user account. You will always need to have one admin account.

Check this tutorial on the built in administrator account: Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable
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24 Jul 2010   #9
ionbasa

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 x64
 
 

Maybe I miss-interpreted what I wrote. I probably should have said "The default acount you create during an Windows 7 install has administrator privleges" instead of:
Quote:
The standard acount will always ba an admin account(the one you first set up).
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25 Jul 2010   #10
MacGyvr

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Never disable the account named "Administrator"...this is a bad, bad, bad idea. Give it a ridiculously difficult password, but don't disable it. Trust me, you'll need it one day and regret it.
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