How to Enable Administrator Account in Windows 7

Enable Administrator Account in Windows 7, built-in administrator account in Windows 7 is disabled and hidden by default. To perform some Administrative task you have to enable it. To enable the Administrator account in Windows 7 follow the given steps below.

See also: Create Account in Windows (Command line)

Enable Administrator Account Windows 7

Here we will use Windows command prompt to enable admin account on Windows 7, make sure you run the command prompt as administrator. Lets see how to do that and what is the command to enable account.


Click on Start menu > Accessories > right click on Command Prompt > Run as Administrator



This will open Command Prompt, copy the following command paste and hit enter

net user administrator /active:yes

Enable Administrator Account in Windows 7


Now logout and see the administrator account is available

Administrator Account in Windows 7 Enabled

To disable Administrator again just put ‘no’ instead of ‘yes’ at the end of the command

net user administrator /active:no

42 comments… add one
Didi October 25, 2009, 1:57 pm

thanks for sharing this tip to enable admin in Windows 7

Anisabeth June 15, 2011, 4:38 pm

Thanks for you help

Robert Ramberg October 25, 2009, 2:27 pm

Woow Windows 7 is also going tricky

hiser November 8, 2009, 10:59 pm

Windows 7 is awesome

Polka 95 November 12, 2009, 5:57 am

i really don’t know yet

Robert Ramberg October 25, 2009, 2:28 pm

Woow Windows 7 is also going to be tricky

Monica October 26, 2009, 10:29 am

nice windows 7 article

Angela Westin October 26, 2009, 10:42 am

Does it necessary for other Windows operating systems to enable disable administrator like Windows 7?

Brink 222 October 27, 2009, 5:11 am

this information is very helpful

Akasa October 27, 2009, 5:17 am

When I run following command

net user administrator /active:yes

I received an error message as

“System error 5 has occurred. Access is denied”

trickYguY October 27, 2009, 9:12 am

You need to Run Command Prompt as Administrator. See step-1 above in the post.

Mukri September 8, 2011, 8:39 am

trying as shown still appear error system error 5 has occurred …please adviced or someone setup using other’s software

Leza August 29, 2018, 1:01 pm

Im us a dell inspirion 1545 i get the same mesage i also cant get passed if it shows rhe crest piic wen trying run as admin or want to do owt rl

Akasa November 5, 2009, 7:49 pm

thanx trickYguY yes it works

Angela November 12, 2009, 5:56 am

thanks for windows 7 tips

BigGeek June 2, 2010, 9:06 pm

Should we enable and use Administrator account?

kukk November 16, 2009, 4:15 am

just enabled admin account in windows 7..
thank u guys!

Aftab December 8, 2009, 12:46 pm

i am unable to activate the administrator account. i had enabled it using net user administrator/active:yes and after completing the task i disabled it. however now if i try to eanble using same cmd i get system error 5 access denied, any help will be highly appreciated.

trickYguY December 8, 2009, 2:48 pm

Run the command prompt as an Administrator privileges, see step-1

antiq December 26, 2009, 11:36 pm

thanks for helping me in enabling admin account in Windows 7

Robert January 5, 2010, 5:31 am

very nice and useful windows 7 tips.

Marget January 9, 2010, 6:21 pm

thanks a lot, i really don’t know this before that how to enable administrator account in windows 7, the same process works for windows vista.

Holman January 15, 2010, 8:00 am

do this works for windows vista?

trickYguY January 15, 2010, 3:58 pm
Jasika February 24, 2010, 1:02 pm

I enabled admin on windows vista with your instructions.

Mark June 3, 2010, 5:37 am

In Windows XP Administrator was not hidden you can access it with a trick buy in Windows 7 its not, thanks for helping to enable administrator account.

Paul March 24, 2010, 1:57 am

i like your articles and just enabled administrator account in windows vista.

Ulf April 11, 2010, 2:55 am

i enabled administrator in my newly installed Windows 7 thank you

Leza August 29, 2018, 2:02 pm

How did you do it iks

Leza September 5, 2018, 3:28 am

Can i ask you if you formatt the hard drive

Ulfat April 26, 2010, 4:19 pm

Administrator is enabled, greate guys

helen October 3, 2010, 11:13 pm

It enables admin account in Windows 7

Karolena October 12, 2010, 1:43 am

Nice Windows tip

Leza May 27, 2018, 3:25 am

I’m not sure how I set up were I woz admin didn’t use windows as I’m learning still I didn’t get a disk I got 2nd dell wanted more then I paid lol to help I’m trying set my self as admin only I uses it all suggestions welcome

Leza August 29, 2018, 11:38 am

How can i a add a account ?
I cant rememver wiort emal useed how can i get al password reset

Leza September 5, 2018, 3:31 am

Iv a disk not the one that cums with it iv bin told to re-formatt the hard drive as anybody else needed or know easy way di it

Leza November 28, 2019, 7:18 am

Can somebody pls tell me how i can bypass login page ?????i cant get to comand prompt

foc November 8, 2009, 11:58 pm

it works! thanks.

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