How to enable Hidden administrator account on Windows 8

A single user windows 8 administrator account is built into Windows 8. This is not the same as an administrative account you create yourself or see on the login screen. It’s different from the normal administrator account you most likely have set up on your PC.

The Administrator account is the most important account on the computer because it has the highest permissions and can do anything it wants to the configuration and settings of your computer. For this reason, you may want to enable administrator account windows 8, and use it only when you want to make a series of system changes and don’t want to be bothered by UAC.

1. Log on to the Windows 8/Windows 8.1 computer, click the Desktop tile and then click the File Explorer icon in the taskbar.


2. This Option appear.


3. Right click on This PC option and then Click manage.


4. In Computer Management snap-in, the Local Users and Groups option appear.


5. Expand the Local Users and Groups tree, select the Users container, right-click the Administrator account and click properties.


6. The Account is disabled, uncheck to enable administrator account.


Enable or Disable Administrator Account through Command Prompt

Turning on the Administrator account is straightforward, you can also enable or disable administrator account through command prompt.

7. Press the Windows key to get into the Metro interface, Enter cmd and right-click on the Command Prompt. This opens a list of options at the bottom, Select Run as administrator.


8. Accept the UAC prompt.


9. In the Command Prompt, type and execute the following command.

net user administrator /active:yes


10. To disable the Administrator account, type the following command

net user administrator /active:no


Enable Administrator Account using Local Users and Groups

11. You can also enable administrator account using local users and groups

Press Windows key+R to open the Run dialog box and type lusrmgr.msc


12. In the Local Users and Groups Manager, click on Users in the left hand pane, double click on administrator and uncheck the Account is disabled option.


Enable Administrator Account using Local Security Policy

13. Press Windows Key + R to open the Run dialog box and type secpol.msc


14. Expand Local Policies, Click Security Options and double click on Accounts: Administrator account status.


15. Enable or Disable to respectively enable and disable the Administrator account.




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