How to Login as Administrator Windows 10: After you install Windows 10, the Windows will prompt you to create a username and password which will be used as an administrator in Windows 10. This will be the main account for logging in to your Windows PC but the reality is that it is not the actual administrator account.
The super-administrator account when it comes in Windows 10 is always disabled by default because of the security reasons. The difference between the built-in super-administrator account and the account you created is that the built-in admin account does not get AUA prompts that enable running applications in the administrative mode.
In this article, we are going to discuss how you can enable and log in the in-built administrator account in Windows 10. This also applies to other Windows i.e. 8, 8.1 and 7.
Enabling Windows 10 Administrator Account
There are few methods of enabling the hidden administrator account within Windows 10. Lets us look at each of the methods:
- Enabling built-in administrator account by using user management tool
- Go to Run select control userpasswords2
- Then go to Advanced tab and then click on the Advanced button located Advanced user management
- Under Users folder, there is a folder named as all the local users created on the system
- Then right click Administrator user and then go to Properties
- Here you have to uncheck Account is the Disabled option and then Press OK
- Remember to protect your account with a password for security reasons because the account will have no password by default.
- After the administrator user is enabled, you will be displayed with the login screen. Click on the administrator username and enter the password hit enter to log in as the administrator.
- Enabling hidden super-administrator account by using Command Prompt
You can enable Windows 10 administrator account by using the command prompt:
Run the following command in order to activate administrator user:
net user administrator /active: yes
In order to set a password for the administrator, use the following command:
net user administrator*
After you have successfully enabled the administrator user, log off from your current account on the login screen you will see the administrator user visible. Just click on the Administrator user type in the password and hit enter to log in.
Enabling hidden administrator account using Group Policy
Just open Group Policy Editor by going to run and typing gpedit.msc and then hit enter.
- Then navigate to Computer Configuration select Windows Settings then choose
- Security Settings, click on Local Policies and choose Security Options
- In the right-hand panel, open Accounts: Administrator account status.
- This is always disabled in default settings so enable it in order to enable the administrator account.
- Creating a new administrator account in Windows 10
- Go to Run type lusrmgr.MSC and hit enter.
- Then go to Users and select the New user from the options menu.
- Type in the username and password.
- After the user is created, just double-click the username to open account Properties.
- Go to Member Of tab, and then click the Add button.
- Type “administrator” in the object name field and select Check Names button.