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  1. Sergio
    August 7, 2023 @ 7:41 pm

    Still works with W10 Pro 22H2.


  2. Woruss
    August 26, 2021 @ 5:31 pm

    I have been searching for a way to enable the Administrator's account because the only account had it's password go south. This process finally worked. If tried instructions from about 7-10 other webpages. I highly recommend this one.

    W. Russell


  3. T Thompson
    August 23, 2019 @ 5:09 am

    Can you tell me why "net user administrator /active:yes" works to activate the admin account on some computers, but others won't? This reg edit works, but I don't understand why activating the admin account as above fails on some machines. I've also tried adding administrator to localgroup & that also fails.


    • lakonst
      August 28, 2019 @ 10:46 am

      @T Thompson: In order to activate the admin account using the "net user administrator /active:yes" command, you must login with another account that already has administrative privileges.


  4. Eric
    November 4, 2018 @ 8:58 am

    Hey, i managed to enable the administrator account using your instructions but how do i set the password? Or what’s the password for the Administrator account enabled this way?

    As my Win 10 OS is Enterprise and connected to a Domain environment, how do i logon, as a Domain or Local account for this Administrator account?


    • lakonst
      November 4, 2018 @ 10:13 am

      @You have to logon as a local administrator account, without any password. (At Login Screen, choose Other user > Administrator)


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