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Windows 7: Cannot disable administrator login in Win7

25 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
Cannot disable administrator login in Win7

i had use ' net user administrator /active:yes ' to enable admin login..
but now that i want to disable it, when i enter ' net user administrator /active:no ' in command prompt, the following reply is displayed -

system error 5 has occured.

access is denied.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Apr 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP


Try running the Command from System Recovery Options Command line. Make sure it's typed exactly.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium

just realized i was tryin from my login itself..
when i ran cmd prompt as administrator n entered the command, it was successful..
My System SpecsSystem Spec


 Cannot disable administrator login in Win7

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