The Windows Administrator Account

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The Windows Administrator Account

Postby Pete Tabord » Mon Dec 21, 2015 3:23 pm

You all will remember the Windows administrator account in XP .

Many of us never used anything else :D

Well, it is still there in Win 7, 8, 8.1 and 10, just not activated. To activate it, open a cmd prompt as administrator (you can actually do this with a right click on the start menu button in Win 10) and type:

net user administrator /active:yes

Ad hey, presto - a proper administrator account that will let you do things like copy stuff to your c drive root. Make sure you give it a password (not 'Password' !)
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Re: The Windows Administrator Account

Postby DavidAGray » Thu Feb 11, 2016 8:35 pm

Pete,

Thanks for the heads up. I suppose if you have lots to do, it would be nice to run it all w/o interference from UAC, eh?

BTW, I frequently open an elevated command prompt, and leave it open for hours, so that I don't have to mess with it. I've also figured out how to make anything run elevated, even if the context menu offers no such option.
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