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Windows 7: Is it best to ignore the hidden administrator account?

25 Sep 2018   #1
Muz1234

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Is it best to ignore the hidden administrator account?

The hidden administrator account in the current version of Windows, is it best to just ignore it?


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25 Sep 2018   #2
F22 Simpilot

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

For all intents and purposes, yes. It's mostly there to do administrative tasks and as a method to gain entry to the computer if a user account gets corrupted among other things.

You really shouldn't operate a computer full time with an Admin. account.
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26 Sep 2018   #3
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

My standard use account is a power user but I also have the built in admin account active just in case however I rarely log in with it directly. Usually I provide my password for admin tasks. I agree with not logging into an admin account on a regular basis but you need one active just in case your primary account goes heads up. Just a note if you want to go with the builtin admin account you have to do so from computer management. The control panel won't let you activate it. You can't by default activate it on home additions.
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10 Oct 2018   #4
Muz1234

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I cannot ignore the hidden administrator account, it reminds me of Windows XP days of the basic Administrator account.
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10 Oct 2018   #5
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

Before you use the Hidden administrator as a day to day active user, please ensure that you have system and data backups and probably an official Microsoft install media - You will need it. As it is a sure way to invite the Malware that infests the internet onto your system. Also it's a good Idea to have plenty of cash in a bank account that is not accessed from you computer, as it's likely to be needed to pay the ransom for you data
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19 Oct 2018   #6
Muz1234

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

This is my current settings in Windows 7.








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4 Weeks Ago   #7
Muz1234

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Is it consider feng shui to not bother about the hidden administrator?
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4 Weeks Ago   #8
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

I think that we have given our opinions.
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3 Weeks Ago   #9
Muz1234

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 32-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Does majority of people who use Windows don't know about the hidden Administrator account?
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3 Weeks Ago   #10
townsbg

Windows 7 pro 64-bit sp 1
 
 

That would be my guess since M$ hides it however I haven't seen or performed any definitive studies on it so I couldn't tell you for sure.
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