How to Enable Administrator Account Windows 10

Whenever you have installed Windows 10 Administrator Account on a new PC or have newly installed Windows 10 in a PC, you have to create a standard Administrator account. This is because it is the main account that is used locally for all purposes such as for a system configuration. However, Windows creates two more additional accounts in the system which are kept inactive in the system by default, i.e., Guest Account and built-in Administrator Account.

The former is for the ones who are going to use the system for a limited period of time that is temporary use. And the next one is the Administrator that can be found in any Windows 10 device. As you know, the Windows 10 Administrator is inactive by default. So it is to be activated before use. 

However, this is basically used for troubleshooting purposes. It allows all the tools and programs to run with Admin rights. Therefore, whenever you are running an application with the option “Run as Administrator”, the system will show no UAC box. Thus to enable Admin account Windows 10, you can follow the set of instructions provided below till the end. 

5 Easy Procedures for Enable Administrator Account Windows 10:

Without wasting any more time, let’s jump to the procedures that you can use for Windows 10 login as Administrator. But before that, you should know how to use the Admin account, if you don’t, then it can be harmful to your PC. Therefore, it is recommended to put a password immediately once you have enabled the Administrator account. Now, you can check the three below procedures to enable it in your system.

Procedure 1: Windows 10 Enable Administrator Account using the Command Prompt

  • To enable the Admin account, you have to open the Command Prompt, as it is the one that has all the rights on the Admin account. To open it, press and hold the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box. 
  • Then in the box, type “cmd” and hit the Enter button. You can also open the Start Menu. In the search bar, you can search the Command Prompt and right-click on it. Then select the Run as Administrator options.
  • Alternatively, you can continuously press the combination of Shift + Ctrl + Enter key, then a UAC box will pop up. Type Yes and hit the Enter button.
  • Once the Command Prompt window opens, type the given below in the window and hit the Enter button.

           Net user administrator /active: yes

  • Thereafter, close the Command Prompt and the process is complete.

You can now access all the as the admin in the new built-in Windows 10 system and also see the admin logo near to your picture in the account picture. Perhaps, you can also follow this set of instructions for “how to login as Administrator Windows 10?

Procedure 2: Enable the Hidden Administrator Account from Admin Tools

Before you start with the procedure, press and hold the Windows key + R key to open the Run dialog box. After that, continue with the steps stated here under:

  • When the dialog box opens, type “lusrmgr.msc” and then hit Enter. This will open the Windows Local users as well as the Group Users.
  • Now, double-click on the Users folder, which you can find on the left side of the panel. In the folder, you will have all the different account names.
  • Thereafter, navigate to the Administrator and open it. There you can see all the Administrator properties of the system.
  • Open the General Tab, and locate the “Account is disabled” option. Then unmark the box next to it. 
  • Now, to confirm the changes, click on the Apply button. Now, this will enable the Administrator account of Windows 10.

After that, just close the Local Users and Group window. Now, you can easily switch from one account to another.

Procedure 3: Enable the Administrator Account by Local Security Policy

Follow these steps given below to enable the Administrator account by using Local Security Policy.

  • Press and hold the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box. Then in the box, type “secpol.msc” and hit the Enter button to open the Local Security Policy.
  • Click on the Local Policies option which is located on the left panel of the Local Security Policy section.
  • Then click on the Security Settings option in the menu.
  • There you will find “Accounts: Administrator account status”. Now, double-click on it to open its Properties.
  • Check the Local Security Settings tab, select the Enabled option. Then click on the Apply button to save the modifications.

Procedure 4: Enable the Administrator Account from Registry

From Registry also, you can opt to enable the Administrator account. Here is how you can do so.

  • Press and hold the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box. Then in the box, type “regedit” and hit the Enter button to open the Registry.
  • Now, you have to go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE. Then go to Microsoft > Windows NT. After that, open CurrentVersion > Winlogon. Lastly to SpecialAccounts > UserList.
  • Thereafter, on the right side, you have to right-click on the “UserList” option. Then open the “New” section.
  • From there, go to the “DWORD Value”. Then change the name of the value to “Administrator” and hit the Enter button.
  • Lastly, close the Registry Editor and then restart your PC to modify the changes.

Procedure 5: Enable the Administrator Account using the Group Policy

  • Press and hold the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog box. Then in the box, type “gpedit.msc” and hit the Enter button to open the Group Policy.
  • Now, you have to go to the Local Computer Configuration > Windows Settings. From there, go to the Security Settings > Local Policies. Now, open the Security Options > Accounts: Administrator Account Status.
  • Lastly, just enable the Settings and restart the system.

Summing Up

So, if you were here with the queries “how to login as administrator in Windows 10?” and “how to run as administrator Windows 10?”, then it is answered here. Simply go through the instructions step by step. Besides this, remember to protect the system with a password once you have enabled the Administrator in Windows 10.

Flossie M. Williams

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