How to Activate Hidden Admin Account in Windows 10

Hello everyone, welcome to the new HowTo guide from Techposts.org and today in this tutorial we will activate or enable the hidden administrator account in Windows 10. This “Administrator” account will enable you to install software packages or program files, allow unrestricted access and manage system files with superior privileges. After you activate Admin account or logged in with Administrator account, the annoying User Account Control popups will not be shown ever. In previous version of Windows like Windows 7, 8 you were able to activate or enable this account through the Windows Control Panel but it has changed with the introduction of Windows 10. Now this feature is hidden and we need to unhide it via Command Shell (CMD).

Activate or Enable Administrator Account in Windows 10 -Techposts

Activate or Enable Administrator Account in Windows 10 -Techposts

Enabling Hidden Administrator Account in Windows 10:

So without further ado, let’s start with the tutorial now. To start, you must have Windows 10 installed and activated on your system.

  • Hit the Windows button on the keyboard and type “CMD“. Now right click on the top result and choose Run as Administrator”.
Open Command Sheel or CMD as Administrator

Open Command Sheel or CMD as Administrator

  • Next, is you need to enter a single command to activate the administrator account in windows 10. Type the following command in the command shell (CMD) window and hit enter to enable Admin account in windows 10. (See screenshot)
  • net user administrator /active:yes
Enter command line to activate Hidden Admin Account

Enter command line to activate Hidden Admin Account

  • At this point, you have already activated the hidden Administrator Account in your Windows 10. But you should give it a password to be on a safe side and to do that, again type the following command in CMD Window and hit enter to enter and re-enter your password when asked. (See the Screenshot)
  • net user administrator *
Enter Password to protect Admin account

Enter Password to protect Admin account

Retype Password to Confirm the Password

Retype Password to Confirm the Password

  • Now that you have entered the password, you are ready to go. Now if you like to switch to the administrator account, just go to the start menu and click your existing account and choose “Administrator” from the dropdown to changeover (See the Screenshot). Like i said earlier, this will help you in the maintenance of your computer or if you want to install any program, it’s the best way to do in Windows 10.Activate the Hidden Administrator Account in Windows 10 [How-To]

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