Need to enable the hidden Administrator account in Windows 7

By yesnut12 ·
I have a user with a Windows 7 laptop that has the hidden Administrator account disabled and no other users with admin rights. I need to be able to unjoin and join this computer to the network, but don't have a user with admin privileges to do that. Is there a utility out there that will allow a user with standard privileges to enable the hidden Administrator account or create an account with admin privileges?

Thanks for your help!

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Two ways

by Slayer_ In reply to Need to enable the hidden ...

Try safemode, which uses a built in administrator account, and use it to create a real admin account.

Otherwise, re-install Windows.

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If it is already

by IC-IT In reply to Need to enable the hidden ...

joined to a domain, then use remote management to enable the admin account.

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try this

by prrethish In reply to Need to enable the hidden ...

type cmd in search programs & files which is located in the start menu

it will show command prompt in upper
right click in cmd & select run as administrator

in command prompt type

net user administrator /active:yes
& press enter

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by Prisoner6 In reply to try this

Don't forget the password if you have set one at time of install.

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