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Windows 7: Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

16 Jan 2012   #160
Akhildev

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Thank you very much… J It was very useful. Option three was easy and perfect for me.


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16 Jan 2012   #161
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

You're most welcome Akhildev, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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23 Feb 2012   #162
InTheDark

Windows 7
 
 

Alright, so I got the command prompt method to work, and I've successfully enabled the admin account. Thing is, everything, my entire desktop, shortcuts, all that stuff, is back on the other "admin" account. Is there any way, if possible at all, to transfer all my configurations from that other account to this REAL admin account?

I understand the risks associated, but I prefer to be in total control of my computer.
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23 Feb 2012   #163
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello InTheDark, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could manually copy over anything you wanted from your old account to your new one. For example, files from within the user folders, shortcuts, shortcuts in the Start Menu, etc.....

Unfortunately, any other settings will need to be changed again in the new built-in Administrator account.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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04 Mar 2012   #164
Endergonic

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

I go through this process for a lot of machines. I'm looking to create a batch file to make this go smoother and quickly. Any help?
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04 Mar 2012   #165
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hell Endergonic, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could create the .bat files using the commands from OPTION TWO in the tutorial with one command (enable/disable) per .bat file. To use, you would right click on the .bat file you wanted to do and click on Run as administrator.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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15 Apr 2012   #166
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, that is the correct way of spelling it. Definition for built-in - Oxford Dictionaries Online (World English)

I must admit that there are some words that I find confusing, and have been known to spell them differently at times, depending upon whether the spelling variant I used at the time seemed right at the time of writing.
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28 Aug 2012   #167
JonathanV

Windows 7 Home Premium Service Pack 1 32-bit Build 7601
 
 

I go into Safe Mode and Built-in administrator account enabled temporarily.
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01 Nov 2012   #168
JBN

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Hi Shawn (or anybody please!),

Using the "Local Users and Groups", I enabled the Admin by unticking "Account is disabled".

As a result, (1) The "yes" button for UAC messages when you download/install/uninstall/etc. are gray and I can't proceed; (2) I can't access System and Security, User Accounts and Appearance and Personalization in the Control Panel.

I tried the options 1-3 above and got the following results (Option 4 is beyond me):
1. Through Local Users and Groups - Access is Denied
2. In a Elevated Command Prompt - The default C prompt is "C:\Users\lenovo>". As such, I can't type
"C:\Windows\system32>net user administrator /active:yes".
3. Through Local Security Policy - Access is Denied

I am really going NUTS. I've read other stuff but I think I probably erased something that's why none of the online solutions are working for me. HELP PLEASE! THANK YOU!
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01 Nov 2012   #169
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello JBN, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Not sure what's causing it, but you might see if you may be able to do a system restore at boot using a restore point (if available) dated before this happened.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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