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Slideshow: Access the real Administrator account in Windows 7

Enter new password

However, since the Administrator Account has never been used, you can click Proceed with impunity. When you do, you'll see the Set Password dialog box, as shown, and then you can type the new password in both text boxes. Then, click OK.

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12 comments
VoidIndigo
VoidIndigo

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 .

jeaglewymt
jeaglewymt

I do not have the "Local Users and Groups" option in the left navigation panel, so now what?

jeaglewymt
jeaglewymt

I do not have the "Local Users and Groups" option in the left navigation panel, so now what?

AnsuGisalas
AnsuGisalas

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...

Gis Bun
Gis Bun

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.]

AnsuGisalas
AnsuGisalas

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.

pulverpa
pulverpa

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

jeaglewymt
jeaglewymt

I am a self taught computer geek, I like to learn everything, and I just do not understand why the selection is not there?

AnsuGisalas
AnsuGisalas

I'll keep that in mind. It'll have to wait for that first paycheck, though.

santeewelding
santeewelding

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.

jeaglewymt
jeaglewymt

Thank you, now I know why. Figures, it's microsft

AnsuGisalas
AnsuGisalas

Not all versions have all features. I have home premium, and no, I don't have that tool either.