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Windows 7 Tips and Tricks - How to Enable and Disable the Administrator Account


The administrator account is an important part of your operating system, allowing you do perform tasks like installing software and setting up new accounts. But the built-in administrator account can also be a security risk, especially if you neglect to reset the default password.

Windows 7 allows users to enable and disable the administrator account as they wish, making it easier to control your computer and set your own security. Windows 7 also allows users to set up new administrator accounts and create new and more secure passwords for those accounts.

To enable the administrator account in Windows 7, just follow these steps.
Click the Start button
1. Go to the Accessories folder
2. Right-click the Command Prompt option
3. Type net user administrator /active:yes to enable the administrator account
4. Type net user administrator /active:no to disable the account

Keeping the standard administrator account disabled is a good way to increase the security level on your Windows 7 computer. Instead of relying on the built-in administrator account, which can be easy to hack, it is best to set up an administrative account with an unusual name - one that is meaningful to you but unlikely to be guessed by anyone else. Once that new administrative account is in place, you do not have to worry about anyone logging on to your account with the less secure Windows 7 administrator account.

 

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