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Windows 7: How to log in to a user account with administrative rights?

06 Dec 2014   #1

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How to log in to a user account with administrative rights?

This has always annoyed me but Iíve never taken the time to figure it out. I bought the computer for myself. Itís in my house and nobody else uses it. Sometimes I get this monkey business:
This page says I have to create one:
What should I do?

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07 Dec 2014   #2

Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit

for some reason micrsoft has the unusual idea of designing windows 7 so that by default the administrator account will not show up on the login screen. you have to go in to the account policies etc. and enable the administrator account.
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07 Dec 2014   #3

windows 7

Thanks Matt,
Can you refer me to a page that would explain (step by step) how to do this?
Note: Right after Columbus discovered America, I built one of the Renaissance Fair buildings out in the desert east of Scottsdale.
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07 Dec 2014   #4

Windows 10 Pro X64

Open a Elevated Command prompt:
Click on the Start button and type cmd.
DO NOT press Enter or click Go.
Look at the upper part of the window and you will see cmd.exe.
Right click on it and select Run as Administrator.

Type net user administrator /active:yes and press Enter.

That enables the hidden Administrator account so you can loon to it when needed.

/active:no disables it again.
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07 Dec 2014   #5

windows 7

Thanks Ztruker,
Is there a way to make this permanent so that, without any extra steps, I can just always login (start windows) as administrator so that I’ll not be bothered by this again?
In other words just turn on the computer, click on my name and have this set as the default way to open windows?

“Helping Hand” "If you want something done right, do it yourself” Benjamin Franklin
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08 Dec 2014   #6

Windows 10 Pro X64

You can but I recommend not doing so.

Instead, turn off UAC for your normal login user account. See here: Turn User Account Control on or off
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