Windows 7, like Windows XP and Vista, has a built-in administrator account. This can be used for system recovery, resolving permissions issues, and logging in when a user’s profile is corrupt, among other things.
However, in Windows 7 the administrator account is disabled by default. This is actually a good thing, as XP had it enabled by default with no password — not very secure.
So how do you enable the administrator account?
Via command line:
At an administrator-level command prompt, enter the following command:
net user administrator /active:yes
This enables the administrator account. To disable it, simply do:
net user administrator /active:no
You can also set the administrator password by typing:
net user administrator __password__
substituting your desired password for
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