Enable the Administrator account in Windows 7

Windows 7 has a default user administrator account with username as Administrator. But this is disabled by default as some hackers target this account. You cannot enable this account from the Control Panel. But if you want, there is a workaround to enable this Administrator account.

Method 1 :

  1. Press the key combination Windows Key + R to open the Run dialog. Type secpol.msc in the Run dialog and press Enter.
  2. In the Local Security Policy editor, navigate to Local Policies → Security Options.

  3. On the right hand side pane, you would find a settings Accounts : Administrator account status. Double click on it and choose Enabled.

  4. Click OK to save the settings.

Method 2 :

  1. Open an elevated command prompt. Read this on how to open an elevated command prompt in Windows 7.
  2. In the elevated command prompt, type the following and press Enter
    net user Administrator /active:yes
  3. That’s it. Now your Administrator account is active.