Enable the Administrator Account on Windows 7

By default the “Administrator” account is disabled in Windows 7.

It can be enabled and used however some caution should be used- when logged on as the Administrator account the UAC system is disabled which potentially allows malware to install in the background.

To enable the Administrator account:

  1. Click on the Windows (Start) button
  2. Right click on ‘My Computer’
  3. Select ‘Manage’
  4. Expand ‘Local Users and Groups’
  5. Select ‘Users’
  6. Double click on “Administrator”
  7. Un-tick ‘Account is disabled’
  8. Click ‘OK’ to save the changes
  9. Right click on “Administrator”
  10. Choose ‘Set Password…’ , click on ‘Preceed’ and give the account a new password
  11. You will now be able to log in using the Administrator account.