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Slideshow: Access the real Administrator account in Windows 7

Administrator account available

Now that you've activated the Administrator Account and set the password, using the account is as simple as logging off. When the Log Off operation completes, you'll see the Welcome screen and you will see a user icon for the Administrator Account. To log on as the Administrator, just click the icon and provide the correct password.

When you do, you'll never encounter a UAC prompt.

Again, I must emphasize that you should use the real Administrator account sparingly and never make it your default mode of operation!

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