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


14 Nov 2008   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

How to Enable or Disable the Built-in Elevated Administrator Account in Windows 7


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05 Mar 2009   #10
dmex

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by swarfega View Post
"NOTE: You could also type Control userpasswords2 instead if you like since it takes you to the same window under step 4." I think the wording needs clarification. Its not good grammar.
Hey Swarfega,

I updated the Tutorial, is it more understandable now?

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05 Mar 2009   #11
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Yeah thats more understandable. I think there were too many words before.
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05 Mar 2009   #12
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thanks for the update Steven and Swarfega.
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11 May 2009   #13
simonking

windows 7
 
 

Hi guys,
Have just put windows 7 on my new machine,however the uac is driving me crazy.
It has totally locked me out I have tried all of the above but to no avail.
I just keep getting error messages without being able to proceed to the next step of being able to turn off uac.
Any help would be greatly appreciated
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11 May 2009   #14
ccatlett1984

 

right-click on the my computer icon, and go to manage. click local users and groups, then users. right-click on the administrator account and click properties. Uncheck the box that says disable account. close the properties window, right-click on the account again and set a password. Reboot and you should be able to login as the administrator account.
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11 May 2009   #15
simonking

windows 7
 
 

Many thanks worked a treat.
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11 May 2009   #16
ccatlett1984

 

glad i could help

in case you didnt know you can just copy your documents and favorites into the admin profile, you dont need to move them somewhere else first. You will have to reset some program settings though (some store things in the user registry.)
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03 Jul 2009   #17
retarded

core 2 duo
 
 
hello

brothers i have a problem
i have successfully unlocked administrator through command prompt......but sumhow my lil brother disabled it....now i can't unlock it. . .it asks for password. . i got pass but could'nt find the space to put it... . .plz help me out
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03 Jul 2009   #18
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello retarded, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you are able to log on to your normal default administator account instead, then check with each method in the tutorial to see if your brother may have used it to lock/disable the built-in Administrator account.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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03 Jul 2009   #19
ccatlett1984

 

login with your "normal" admin accoun> then right-click on my computer> go to "manage"> go to local users&groups> go to users> right-click on "administrator" and click "change password" and set a new password.

If you have any encrypted files under that account, they will not be accessible. But, this will get you into the account.

Dont let your younger bro have admin rights, and dont leave the computer logged in unattended unless you lock it.
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