After the latest update of Windows 10, it always prompts to create a new user account. Although after the update, Windows 10 always generate an elevated Administrator account. Due to security reasons, Windows hide that Administrator account. The newly generated Administrator account mostly used to troubleshoot any problems in Windows. If you want to create an Administrator account, it requires UAC elevation. So it’s better to enable the Administrator account generated by Windows 10 by default when you know how to use it. In this article, we are going to explain the procedure to enable Administrator account in Windows 10.
Follow the below methods to enable Administrator account in Windows 10.
At first, open the Command Prompt as an administrator. Move the cursor to the left bottom corner of the display and click on the Start logo. Now you have to type CMD in the search box in the Start menu. Press the Ctrl, Shift and the Enter key simultaneously from the keyboard to run the Command Prompt as an administrator. Make sure to press all three keys simultaneously. Now Command Prompt is started to run as an administrator in your computer. When you find the UAC prompt, then click on the Yes button.
You can also set the Command Prompt as an administrator by this step. Go to the Start menu and click on the All Apps. When you find the Windows System folder, click twice on it. Now click right on the Command Prompt and click on the option Run As An Administrator. When you find the UAC box, then click on the Yes button.
Now type the command ‘Net user administrator /active: yes’ on the Administrator: Command Prompt window. Hit the Enter key from the keyboard to run the command. Now exit from the Command Prompt. To exit from the current user account click on the Sign-out option.
Click on the name of the user account in the Start menu, to access the newly enabled Administrator account. Now the hidden Administrator account will appear on the login screen of Windows 10.
To enable the Administrator account, follow the below steps:
Exit from the local users and the group’s window. Now you will see the enabled Administrator account on the login screen. Also, you can click on the name of the user account in the Start menu to access the newly equipped Administrator account.
Using the local security policy, we are going to enable Administrator account in Windows 10. But the local security policy might not be available in all versions of Windows 10.
To run the command box click on the Windows key and R both at the same time from the keyboard. Alternatively, you can run the command box from the Start search box. Type Run in the search box and click on the Enter key from the keyboard. Your Run command box will appear in the display. Now you need to open the local security policy. To open it, type secpol.msc in the run command box. Hit the Enter key from the keyboard or click on Ok to run the command.
On the left side of the Local Security Policy Window, you will find the option Local Policies. Click on it. Then hit on the Security Options. Now double-click on the ‘Accounts: Administrator account status’ on the top of the list on the right side to open the Properties. Go to the Local Security Setting tab. Check the Enabled box. Then click on Apply to set the hidden Administrator account.
At first, run the command box by clicking on the Windows key and R both at the same time from the keyboard. Alternatively, you can run the command box from the Start search box. Type Run in the search box and click on the Enter key from the keyboard. Your Run command box will appear in the display. Type ‘regedit’ in the run box and hit the Enter key from the keyboard or click on OK to run the command. Now you have to navigate the following: KEY_LOCAL_ MACHINE → SOFTWARE → Microsoft → Windows NT → CurrentVersion → Winlogon SpecialAccounts → UserList.
Click right on the UserList on the right side of the display. Now select the New option and click on the option ‘DWORD Value.’ When the Windows prompts to type the name, type ‘Administrator.’ After this, hit the Enter key from the keyboard. Now exit from the Registry Editor. Restart your system at the end of this step.
When all the above methods do not work, then you have to create a new Administrator account in Windows 10. Follow the below steps to create a new Administrator account:
We hope the above tutorial guide will help you to activate the Administrator account in Windows 10. Additionally, we also provide a few steps to create a new administrator account in Windows 10.