After you fresh install Windows 10, you are required to create an account. You will use this account to login to windows 10 operating system. This account is a standard administrator account. Apart from this standard admin account, there is another hidden administrator account in Windows 10. This admin account is disabled by default because of security reasons.
The privileges of both the standard admin account and hidden windows 10 admin account are same, but the difference is that the hidden super administrator account does not ask for UAC prompt permission for running applications with elevated privileges. This is the reason that the built-in admin account is disabled by default.
In case you want to enable the built-in super admin Windows 10 account, you can do it with the help of this tutorial.
Enable Administrator Account Windows 10 using Command Prompt.
To enable hidden admin account using command prompt press windows key and type in “CMD”
Right Click on “Command Prompt” app and select Run as administrator.
Type the below-given command to enable hidden administrator account and press enter.
net user “Administrator” /active:yes
After you run the desired command its time to sign out from the current account and log in again with the new enabled admin account on windows 10.
Enable Windows 10 Hidden Administrator Account Using PowerShell
PowerShell looks somewhat same as Command Prompt but is much more powerful. PowerShell was first released by Microsoft in the year 2006 as task automation and configuration management framework. It is intended to be used by Power users and IT administrators for automating the intended tasks. Microsoft has made PowerShell open-source and cross-platform compatible few years back. You can easily enable default administrator user with the help of PowerShell
To enable hidden super admin account using PowerShell press windows key and type in “PowerShell”
Right Click on “PowerShell” app and select Run as administrator.
Type the below-given command to enable hidden super administrator account and press enter.
Get-LocalUser -Name "Administrator" | Enable-LocalUser
As you hit enter, the default windows 10 Administrator account will be enabled, you can sign out from logged in user and again sigh-in with newly enabled administrator account windows 10.
Using Computer Management to enable Administrator account
- Press Windows Key and search from Computer Management. Click on the topmost app in the search result.
- Double click to expand Local Users and Groups and click on User Link
- On the right side of opened windows panel, right click on the Administrator account and select Properties.
- Un-check the Account is disabled option and hit OK button to save the changes.
After these setting, the Administrator account will be visible in sign-in screen.
Enable Windows 10 Disabled Administrator Account Using Group Policy Editor
you can also easily enable or disable Windows 10 hidden administrator account using Group Policy Editor. You need to enable Group Policy editor in windows 10 home edition as it is disabled by default.
- Press Windows Key +R to open run command screen & Type in gpedit.msc and hit enter
- Goto Windows settings – Computer Configuration –> Windows Settings –> Security Settings –> Local Policies –> Security Options
- In right-side panel, open “Accounts: Administrator account status“. This setting is disabled by default select the enable button to enable windows administrator account.