The Administrator account is disabled by default
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Excuse , but this is more easy : Open comand prompt ??? Type : net user administrator /active:yes After : restart the system , select new Administrator acount and , if you desire , edit or inactivate the other acount . Obs : between the word administrator and the symbol / there one space but between the symbol / and the word active , no .
I seem to have had an admin account from the get-go. Don't rememeber if I set it up during OS activation or not...
I think I'll pass on enabling the account. Just not worth the possible issues that could come up. What I'm surprised at is that once enabled the account has no password. Windows 7 should force the person who enabled the account to set a password and accept only a stringent password. Other alternative is that maybe during the installation of Windows, use the name of the computer be used as a password. [Better than no password or something that would be common on every Windows system deployed.]
you may want to reconsider opening up that keg of "Pan d'Ora"... I have an admin account and I really don't ever need it.
I thank you for this information, while not needed every day it will come in useful. I am confused by Gis Bun's comment that no password was set up. When I got to the set up it asked me to set the password requirements. I set it to make me change the password the first time I logged in and now I have a password. It is only a guess but I bet you just clicked through it and used the default of never having the password expire. Mark RPCV, CPJ
I am a self taught computer geek, I like to learn everything, and I just do not understand why the selection is not there?
Like Ansu, need to quit your parsimonious, low-buck ways. Get at least W7 Pro, or, like what I have, the supreme CIA/NSA version. Lets you go and do what no others can. Backdoors galore. It's how I infiltrate Ansu.