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Windows 7: Admin Account is Disabled in Win 7 - Is There a Fix?

28 Apr 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
Admin Account is Disabled in Win 7 - Is There a Fix?

The user account I normally use is called ". Don't know how that happened, but I always seemed to have admin rights with this account. I could install and uninstall programs, for instance.

Now I cannot uninstall a program with either of my "normal" accounts. I ran the Belarc Advisor which indicates both are admin accounts and also shows the "built-in" admin account is disabled (if I'm reading it right).

I've tried using an advanced command prompt to activate the admin account. Didn't work. I'm wondering if there's a registry fix I can do in Safe Mode or something like that.

Thanks for any suggestions. I'm hoping I don't have to re-image. One piece of advice I've already received is I should switch to Windows Professional 64x.

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29 Apr 2015   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

So from a Elevated Command Prompt, you are entering

net use administrator /active:yes

but it's not working?

Try doing it from Safe Mode.
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30 Apr 2015   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
It Worked!

Thank you so much, Ztruker!

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30 Apr 2015   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP

Just a note, that account is hidden by default by Windows. You can rehide it by typing
net use administrator /active:no
All recommendations I've seen is to do so after making necessary changes, intended to help protect Windows.
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