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Windows 7: Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

09 Dec 2014   #250

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SXBTiger View Post
None of these options seem to work on Win 7 Home Premium. I am trying to solve this silly but very serious bug in Windows/IE11 - my LAN settings keep reverting back to - "Use Proxy Server' - it sometimes happens on every click (sometimes less frequent). Highly annoying impossible to work problem.
Hello SXBTiger, and welcome to Seven Forums.

What happens when you try to enable the built-in Administrator?

Any error messages?

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09 Dec 2014   #251

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
Options not available on Home Premium

The enabling GUI is not available on Home Premium, and on the cmd prompt - it gives error.

This whole thing is serious bug, virus whatever- to begin with the problem should not happen, and teh default admin should be bale to do things without any additional privilege, lastly the options should be available on all versions.

So the usual problem somebody got just about everything wrong.
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09 Dec 2014   #252

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

What is the full error message that it gives you when you try to enable it in an elevated command promt in OPTION TWO?

Are you logged in to an administrator account when trying this?

Please go ahead and post a screenshot of this to see if it may help reveal the issue.

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Dec 2014   #253

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Yes I am the admin.

C:\Users\Sanjay>net user administrator /active:yes
System error 5 has occurred.

Access is denied.
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10 Dec 2014   #254

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

It sounds like you may not have opened an elevated command prompt to run the command in.

Elevated Command Prompt
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Dec 2014   #255

Win 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

OK, now I get success. Thanks for that.
Let me see if I an make my problem go away.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
10 Dec 2014   #256

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
31 Dec 2014   #257

7 Home Premium both 32 and attempting 64
Perfect Resource just when I needed it.

Thansk for the in depth and carefully worded instructions this went off with out a hitch.
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23 Feb 2015   #258

window 7 Ultimate 32 bit

Dear Shawn,

I have a problem but don't know how to solve it

I am suing the window 7 Ultimate 32 bit.

in previous, I have both the administrator and user when I log in laptop, but I have disable the administrators in last week, now I enable it but can not.

it show below sentence "the following error occurred while attempting to save properties for use Administrator : Access is denied", when clear the check account is disable.

Pls advise & help me to enable the previous administrator when I start my laptop.

Thank you in advance.


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23 Feb 2015   #259

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Vien, and welcome to Seven Forums.

That error means that you are not currently logged in to an administrator account that would have the access rights to perform that action. A standard user does not have the access rights for that.

If you do not have access to any administrator accounts, then you may need to reinstall Windows.
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