Enable the Administrator account in Windows 10

Enable or Disable Administrator account in Windows 10

This guide will show you how to enable or disable the built-in hidden Administrator account in Windows 10.

You must be logged on as Administrator to be able to perform the steps in this tutorial.

The “Administrator” account still exists in Windows 10. Start Windows XP, it will be hidden in the default login screen and start with Vista disabled. Also, in Windows 10, even if you create a new admin-level account, it still requires UAC elevation. The default account named “Administrator” remains disabled and hidden. However, if you boot Windows 10 in Safe Mode then it will be enabled and accessible. You can unhide and activate the Administrator account if you want.

How to enable the Administrator account in Windows 10

1. Open a Command prompt window.

In Windows 10, you can use the search box inside the Start menu. type CMD there and press CTRL + SHIFT + ENTER to launch Command prompt. This also works on the Start screen.

2. Type the following command in the Command prompt window:

net user administrator / active: yes

Bật tài khoản Administrator trong Windows 10

3. Log off your current user account, and you will see the “Administrator” account you just activated on the login screen.

Bật hoặc Tắt tài khoản Administrator trong Windows 10

How to disable the Administrator account in Windows 10

1. Open a Command prompt.

2. Type the following command in the Command prompt window:

net user administrator / active: no

Vô hiệu hóa tài khoản Administrator trong Windows 10

The Administrator account will be disabled.

This can also be done using the Winaero Tweaker. Go to User Accounts -> Built-in Administrator:

Tắt tài khoản Administrator trong Windows 10

Use this option to avoid account management through command controls