How to Enable, Disable Administrator Account in Windows 10


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How to Enable, Disable Administrator Account in Windows 10

Every Windows operating system has an administrator level account. This administrator account is hidden or disabled by default. Do you want to enable the Administrator account in Windows 10 and you don’t have any clue how to do that?
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In Windows 10, applications and tasks always run in the security context of a regular user account, unless an administrator specifically authorizes access level to the operating system. This way, it helps prevent malicious programs (for example: malwares) from damaging a system. Below, you can find a quick and easy guide for enabling or disabling administrator account in Windows 10.

How to enable the Administrator account in Windows 10:

  1. Open the “Power Users” menu by pressing “ Win + X” shortcut keys (in the same time) from the keyboard;
  2. Drag your mouse pointer over the “Command Prompt (Admin)” feature;
  3. Left click on it and you can observe that the cmd.exe will open;
  4. Type the following command: “net user administrator /active: yes”, but without quotes;
  5. You need to sign out from the current user account;
  6. Observe that an “Administrator” account showed up on the log on screen.

How to disable the Administrator account in Windows 10:

  1. Open the “Power Users” menu by pressing “Win + X” shortcut keys (in the same time) from the keyboard;
  2. Drag your mouse pointer over the “Command Prompt (Admin)” feature;
  3. Left click on it and you can observe that the cmd.exe will open;
  4. Type the following command: “net user administrator /active: no”, but without quotes;
  5. The Administrator account will be disabled again.

Well, I hope that the method described above will help you to enable or disable the admin account in Windows 10. Feel free to leave a comment below.

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