How to Enable Windows 7 Built-in Administrator Account?

In previous versions of Windows, such as Windows XP, a built-in administrator account was automatically created with a blank password, which is a security risk. To better protect the system, the built-in administrator account in Windows 7 is disabled by default.

However, there may be situations where one would like to use the built-in administrator account. One of these might be when you forget Windows 7 password and want to bypass Windows 7 password. This article introduces 2 methods to enable the built-in administrator account.

Method 1. Use Local Users and Groups

You can change the properties of the administrator account in “Local Users and Groups”.

1. Type “lusrmgr.msc” in the Start search box and press ENTER.

2. Expand “LocalĀ  Users and Groups” > “Users”.

3. Right-click the Administrator’s account and select “Properties”.


4. Un-check the “Account is disabled” check-box, and then click “Ok”.

account is disabled

Method 2. Use Command Prompt

You can also enable the built-in administrator account by using Command Prompt.

1. Type “cmd” in the Start search box.

2. Right-click CMD and select “Run as administrator”.

3. Click “Yes” when prompted to allow the Command Processor to run.

4. In the Command Prompt window, type:

net user administrator /active:yes


Please cerate a password for this account after you enable it, or it will open a serious security opening on your system.

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