Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


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

10 Mar 2010   #60
sudhirphophaliy

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hi,
I have go through your tutorial but the option of "Local Users and Groups" is not showing.

Thanks for the suggestion as i have enable the Administrator.
Can you tell me how i can import my data from my previous account which was also a administrator account to admin account???


My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Mar 2010   #61
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm happy to hear that you got it enabled.

You can copy the contents of your old account's C:\Users\(username) folders (including hidden AppData) into the corresponding new account's C:\Users\(username) folders.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Mar 2010   #62
ruthw

windows 7
 
 
not working for me

This isn't working for me. Not quite sure what I'm doing wrong. There is no 'users folder' that comes up allowing me to change anything and anything I type in the 'search' or if I try to access the control panel, I'm not allowed as I am not the 'administrator.'
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Mar 2010   #63
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Ruth, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can only enable the built-in Adminsitrator account while logged in as an administrator using a elevated (run as administrator) command prompt), or other option in the tutorial.

You cannot do this while logged in as a standard user without having to enter the administrator's password when prompted by UAC. Sorry.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

22 Mar 2010   #64
ruthw

windows 7
 
 

Then what do I do? This is a brandnew computer and I can't do anything, particularly download anti-virus. Thanks for the welcome.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Mar 2010   #65
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Who has an adminstrator account? This will be the default account setup during the installation of Windows 7, or that comes setup with a OEM store bought computer.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Mar 2010   #66
ruthw

windows 7
 
 

I will be the administrator.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Mar 2010   #67
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ok. Try OPTION TWO, but be sure to right click on the command prompt shortcut (see link in step 1) and click on "Run as administrator" to see if you can enable then.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Mar 2010   #68
ruthw

windows 7
 
 

I tried that and it said that it was disabled by administrator. I promise, I'm not trying to be difficult; it's just frustrating because nothing works.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Mar 2010   #69
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Ruth,

It's no problem. I know that you are not trying to be difficult.

It sounds like you may have beed infected by some form of malware if nothing is working properly. I would recommend to backup anything that you do not want to lose and perform a full factory restore of Windows 7.

What brand is your computer, and I'll see if I can find and post back detailed instructions on how to from your computer manufacturer's website.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Comment

 Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable




Tutorial Tools




Similar help and support threads
Windows 7 Tutorial Category
how do I enable hidden administrator (not built-in) account on log-on?
Hi Geeks, I tried to hide a standard user account from appearing on log-on screen through registry editor, with help obtained from internet. But i accidentally left a new key (without renaming) in SpecialAccount>UserList. When I switched user, only the standard user account is shown. The...
General Discussion
Built-in Administrator - Enable from WinRE
How to Enable the Built-in Elevated "Administrator" Account from WinRE Theoretically if you don't have any administrator account, the built-in Administrator account should be available in safe mode (see also related articles). Sometimes due to any identified reason, the built-in Administrator...
Tutorials
Built in administrator account at log in
I have a Sony vaio laptop running windows 7. Recently I restored it to a previous state, so I decided to create a password for my admin account. Once I completed the password set up I restarted my computer to see if my password will work. Well it didn't. I Got message "your account has been...
General Discussion
Windows XP Mode - Enable Built-in Administrator Account
How to Enable the Built-in Administrator Account in Windows XP Mode When you install and launch Windows XP Mode for the first time it has following account related defaults: Default user: XPMUser Integration Features enabled Built-In Administrator account disabled All user accounts must...
Tutorials
How do I repair the built-in Administrator account ?
I accidentally deleted the profile list for the administrator account. I enabled the administrator account by opening command prompt as an Administrator and typed in net user administrator /active:yes . When I logged into the Administrator account I was told I am logged in as a temporary account....
General Discussion
Built-In Administrator Account
I have a couple of questions regarding the Built-In Administrator Account First some info. 1. I purchased my computer in January 2011 2. I am the sole user of the computer 3. I have set up two accounts with Administrator privileges. Each one has its own unique name and unique password. 4....
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:41.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App