How To Activate Hidden Administrator Account In Windows 10

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This tutorial explains how to activate hidden administrator account in Windows 10.

We have the options to create a new user, add a local and administrative accounts in Windows 10. However, there is also a hidden or secret account that remains inactive by default. That account is generated during the process when we install Windows 10 and set up the very first account.

In this tutorial, I have covered the steps that will help you activate the secret administrator account in Windows 10, which is used for troubleshooting and other purposes. You only need to execute a simple command using Command Prompt window. So, let’s see how you can activate that account on your Windows 10 PC.

activate hidden administrator account in windows 10

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Step 1: You first need to run the Command Prompt window with administrative rights.

run command prompt as admin

Step 2: Type the command: net user administrator /active:yes and press enter. That’s it! It will immediately activate that secret administrator account. You can lock your PC and check the account.

execute active command

Step 3: This is an important step. Executing the above command will activate the hidden admin account, but without password protection. So if you have to set the password for the admin account, then after activating the account, type: net user administrator *. This will prompt you to enter the password. Type the password (it won’t visible to you), confirm the password, and done.

setup password

Step 4: When you want to disable or deactivate this admin account, type: net user administrator /active:no and press Enter.

deactivate the account

This will immediately disable that secret administrator account.

The Verdict:

Now you know how to bring or activate the hidden administrator account in Windows 10, use it when you have some work that can be done with this account. Just two simple commands are needed to enable and disable it. Try it.

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