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Slideshow: Access the real Administrator account in Windows 7

The Administrator account is disabled by default

When you see the Administrator Properties dialog box, just clear the Account is Disabled check box, as shown.

Keep in mind that now that the Administrator Account is activated you can also work with the account in the User Accounts tool in the Control Panel.

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