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Windows 7: Can't see Default Admin account

06 Feb 2011   #11
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
I just enabled the built in hidden admin account on my 7x64 PC. When i went to user accounts it didn't show up until I clicked "Manage another account". By default all that shows when I open user accounts is the account I logged in with. I had autologon enabled, but have just turned it off. I'm in the middle of installing a game at the moment but when thats done I'll reboot and see what I can see.

EDIT: It showed up and I logged in OK. Check to see if your set to autologon like Brink posted.
Sorry I have been some time getting back but Sunday Mornings are always busy here.
I have tried all the tuts where I can. I only have Win7 Home premium so some parts do not apply. Nowhere can I see "Administrator". It makes no difference to the log on whether the "Users must enter User name and password to use this account" checkbox is ticked or not. I have tried "Manage other Accounts" and I can then see my name ie John (Administrator) and Guest account which is disabled (By choice).Can't think of what else to try.
Any other ideas please?


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06 Feb 2011   #12
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

I'm running Home Premium so its not that. Did you use an elevated command prompt when you ran the net user administrator /active:yes command? From what you describe it didn't get enabled. The first line is the account name and the second line is the group your in. There is a difference between being a member of the administrators group and being the actual (built in) Administrator account. One is the Administrator "account" doesn't have to contend with UAC. I'm sure there are other perks but thats the main one I've noticed.

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06 Feb 2011   #13
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi Kerry
Yes I did use an elevated command prompt and have just done so again. Same result. Then I thought i would give it one last try and low and behold it worked. So with BRINK'S and your brains and my luck we succeeded. Very many thanks to all.
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06 Feb 2011   #14
alphanumeric

Windows 10 Education 64 bit
 
 

Glad you got it to work.
My best guess is a typo or syntax error when you ran it. Anyway I guess it doesn't really matter now that you got it to work. Don't forget to set a password for that account.
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06 Feb 2011   #15
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi kerry
have set a password already thanks. Why this happened We may never know
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06 Feb 2011   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Not sure what may have been going wrong before, but that's great news Mitchell.
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06 Feb 2011   #17
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thanks for all your help Brink. With hindsight I suppose it must have been me but I can't see how I got the "Success" message in the cmd prompt if I had made a typo. Main thing is I'm fixed and back working with Glennc on his little problem!
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