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Friday, June 25, 2021

Enabling/Disabling Built-in Administrator Account


1. Go to Start menu (or press Windows key + X) and select “Computer Management”.

  1. Windows Start Menu
  2. 2. Then expand to “Local Users and Groups”, then “Users”.
  3. 3. Select the “Administrator” and then right-click and select “Properties”.
  4. 4. Uncheck “Account is disabled” to enable it. Or check it to disable it.
  5. 5. Click “Apply” and then “OK”.

Note: This is how you enable/disable a built-in administrator in Windows 10 Pro. That’s because Computer Management is only available in this edition of the operating system.

How to Disable Administrator Account

For Windows 10 Home, you can use Command Prompts instructions:

1. Open the Start menu and type “CMD” into the search bar, just start typing and select “Run as administrator” when opening the command prompt.

  1. Command Prompt
  2. 2. Type in the following command and press Enter “net user administrator /active: yes, to enable it.
  3. command prompt - 1
  4. 3. Type in “net user administrator /active: no” to disable it.command prompt - 2

If you’ve accidentally locked yourself out of your Microsoft account, a built-in administrator account can help. But only if you’ve already made sure that it was enabled beforehand. Otherwise, you’re out of luck. The main purpose of the built-in administrator account is for OEM system builders which make tweaks to the system.

Windows 10

User Accounts

1. Go to the Start menu and click on the “Account” logo, it’ll be your user name.

  1. Windows Start menu - 2
  2. 2. Select “Change account settings”.Windows Start menu - 3
  3. 3. You’ll see a window pop-up and your name there. Underneath you’ll see if it says “Administrator” or “Standard”.Windows 10 User Info page

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