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win7Windows 7 has got a super administrator account which, by default, is disabled. Such  account is automatically created when Windows 7 boots up for the first time but, for security reasons, is hidden from view.  Let’s see how to turn it on thanks to a simple query in the Command Prompt.

  1. Click Start.
  2. In the Search field, type CMD.
  3. On the list of available programs, right click the Command Prompt icon and click Run as Administrator.
  4. In the black window, type: net user administrator /active:yes
  5. Press Enter.
  6. The system should return you with the following message: The command completed successfully.
  7. Now, exit the Command Prompt and click the Start icon.
  8. Log off from the current account and in the Account window you should now see the Administrator account.
  9. Done!
  10. If you want to turn off the Admin account, type: net users administrator /active:no

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21 Comments to “How to Turn On Super Administrator Account in Windows 7”

  1. Xavier Says:

    I tried doing that. But I don’t get “The command completed successfully”.
    All I get is this (Without Quote) –

    [username [password | *] [options]] [/DOMAIN]
    username {password | *} /ADD [options] [/DOMAIN]
    username [/DELETE] [/DOMAIN]
    username [/TIMES:{times | ALL}]”

    And then we are back to the C:Windowssystem 32>
    What do I do?

  2. Delta67 Says:

    it says the system controller turned off the action, and when i press a button (it says: press a button to continue) it closes! PLZ HELP!

  3. princessme Says:

    i still can not install my hp officejet 7310 all in one even as an administrator this way it still says i am not the administrator wth
    however getting into and out of the administrator account through the command propt is cake if you type it EXACTLY right

  4. M Says:

    oh wait, there is.

  5. M Says:

    what do you mean by

    3 “On the list of available programs, right click the Command Prompt icon and click Run as Administrator.”

    there is no such option.

  6. Marla Says:

    This did not work. I am trying to change the user on a laptop, but nobody is the administrator. I can’t get administrative rights.

  7. HP-lelluia! Says:

    THANK you thank you thank you thank you!!! I have had a new HP all in one printer for three months, and could not install the software because of administrative rights issues. WHY would Microsoft make a hidden Administrator?? I really thank you for this terrific post. Oh, I tried to type in the DOS command several times and it failed; I finally copied and pasted it directly from the web page and VOILA I was in business! VERY COOL!

  8. Phil C Says:

    Did not work at all. I get c:\windows\system32> but it does not recognize the netuser…. command.

  9. highglen Says:

    I bought my son a Compaq presarioCQ42 Notebook with Windows 7 basic installed it is a real pain in the butt when he starts it it comes up

    enter password
    my question is how can he log on without the hassle of a password all the time.Thank you

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