HIDDEN USER ADMINISTRATOR

How to activate  HIDDEN USER ADMINISTRATOR IN WINDOWS 10.  why it is said can be activated but we should not do that?

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Hi Aslam

That built-in Admin account is there in the background in case there are problems with your PC that need to be fixed, that is its only real purpose . . .

Click your Start Button, then just type cmd

Form the resulting list, right click Command Prompt and choose 'Run as Administrator'

Run this command in Command Prompt and hit Enter

net user administrator /active:yes

When that completes, restart your PC . . .
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Hello Aslam, 

The tutorial below can show you different ways to enable the hidden built-in Administrator account in Windows 10.

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2969-enable-disable-elevated-administrator-account-windows-10-a.html

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Hello,

I'm Independent Advisor and Microsoft MVP, here to help you with your question.

Login to your account and open administrative Command Prompt and run this command:

net user administrator /active:yes

Close Command Prompt.

The built-in administrator account with 'Administrator' name account should be enabled now.

You should enable built-in administrator only if you've lost admin rights or your user account is corrupted. There is no password required for built-in admin account and you can directly log in, which reduces security on system. Also some UWP apps won't work on built-in admin account.

Let us know if this helps!
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At the moment it seems my problem will be solved as  I do not have any Administrator since Descender 18 .  Just let me know that will it appear as my User Account after activating this, ?  Will my computer will open with this account  and new password?  Is it a (new/changed} Microsoft account replacing my present Microsoft account?

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Built-in "Administrator" - The hidden built-in elevated "Administrator account" is a local account that has full unrestricted access rights to the PC. By default, this "Administrator" account will not be prompted by UAC. Anything that runs while signed in to this "Administrator" account will also have full unrestricted access to the PC, so it is not recommended to use the built-in "Administrator" account for everyday usage. It's recommended to only enable and use the built-in "Administrator" account as needed instead.

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Hi Aslam

On the login page, you should see 2 users, your user account and the default Admin account . . .
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Totally unsuccessful . when I click on Run as administrator, it asks to enter administrator Password .

In run command when I Type cmd /enter a black screen appears, I typed administrator account and then user account etc All actions were not accepted

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At the moment it seems my problem will be solved as  I do not have any Administrator since Descender 18 .  Just let me know that will it appear as my User Account after activating this, ?  Will my computer will open with this account  and new password?  Is it a (new/changed} Microsoft account replacing my present Microsoft account?

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Built-in "Administrator" - The hidden built-in elevated "Administrator account" is a local account that has full unrestricted access rights to the PC. By default, this "Administrator" account will not be prompted by UAC. Anything that runs while signed in to this "Administrator" account will also have full unrestricted access to the PC, so it is not recommended to use the built-in "Administrator" account for everyday usage. It's recommended to only enable and use the built-in "Administrator" account as needed instead.

Are you able to use Option 5 in the tutorial below to enable the built-in Administrator account at boot instead?

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2969-enable-disable-elevated-administrator-account-windows-10-a.html#option5

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... it is not recommended to use the built-in "Administrator" account for everyday usage. It's recommended to only enable and use the built-in "Administrator" account as needed instead.

That's 100% correct. Administrator is a system account. It's not a user account and doesn't work like a user account works. That's why it's hidden. Administrator is a lifeline that you use to access your computer when you can't use a regular user account.

You never change any configuration settings in Administrator and you never store your personal files there. You can use it to run Windows' own diagnostic tools, but it's best use is to create normal user accounts. Once those user accounts have been created you should hide Administrator again.

Many people confuse Administrator - the system account - with Administrators - the user account. (Note the extra 's.') Administrators is the user account with the highest permissions. A computer only needs to have one Administrators account, to perform activities that require elevated permissions, like installing and removing software. All other accounts should be Users accounts (note again the extra 's') which are also known as Standard or Limited accounts. Microsoft loves to give the same thing multiple names.

Users accounts are the ones that should be used for day-to-day computing and that's where you store your personal files. In practice, you'll rarely have a need to sign in to your Administrators account.

So what's the reason for the extra 's?' The complete name for an Administrators account is 'an account belonging to the Administrators group.' Likewise, the complete name for a Users account is 'an account belonging to the Users group.' In Windows,  system and user accounts are categorized into groups. This is done to make it easier for IT administrators in large corporations to setup and manage individual users. Rather than setting up each user's user account separately - which would be a huge pain in a large organization with thousands of users - users are assigned to groups. A set of policies is applied to each group, so every user that is assigned to a given group receives that group's policies. That's also the reason for the group policy editor that you might have heard about. None of this matters to a home user.

There are a number of posters here who have somehow managed to delete or corrupt all the user accounts on their computer, so all they have left to work with is Administrator. Of course, Administrator is not a user account, so when it doesn't work like a user account should, they post here.

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All steps in Tutorial awe very complicated I tried many steps with a fear that I may loose so to use my laptop /window .

MY PROBLEM IS AFTER INSTALLING THESE updates given below .These were installed on  13 and 19 December which changed my windows version.

Updates of 13th were successful installed but of 19th failed to installed after few minutes Update History indicates"

Quality updates (7)2018-12 cumulative updates Widow 10 version 1809 fprx64-based system (KB4448325) failed to install on 19 December 18-  ox 80070643

It changed my Microsoft account from Administrator to standard. All actions are now denied for want of administrator. I am now really frustrated.  To day I asked for hidden administrator that it might help. Many community friends have tried to help in MY QUESTIONS asked Titled ADMINISTRATOR  an 2. annoying picture appearing. I you can open and look into.

Just help me to have ADMINISTRATOR. It may be My MS account Or local account .

 

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With all due respect, an update from Microsoft can't remove your Administrators account or change your Administrators account to a Users account. If that's what happened to your computer, it wasn't caused by the update. In addition, the Administrator system account cannot be a Microsoft account; it can only be a local account.

When someone's computer is badly messed up, and they don't know how to begin fixing it, I always recommend letting a professional take care of it. Don't risk losing the use of your computer and the information you have stored on it.

There are plenty of people here who will gladly provide you with extensive, detailed instructions involving many steps, based on what they think is wrong with your computer. As you have seen, these steps can be complicated and hard to follow, and there's no guarantee that they will succeed. I don't believe in doing that. 

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