To help you enable or disable the built-in Administrator in Windows 10 computer, this article illustrates three methods as detailed as possible.
Video guide on how to enable and disable built-in Administrator on Windows 10:
Way 1: Enable or disable it through Command Prompt with administrator privilege.
Step 1: Run Command Prompt as administrator.
Sub-step 1: Press Windows+X to open the Quick Access Menu, and choose Command Prompt (Admin) on it.
Sub-step 2: Select Yes.
Step 2: Use a command to enable or disable the built-in Administrator.
1. Type "net user administrator /active:yes" (without quotation marks) and press Enter to enable it.
2. Input "net user administrator /active:no" (no quotes) and hit Enter to disable it.
Way 2: Enable or disable the built-in Administrator in Local Group Policy.
Step 1: Open the Local Group Policy Editor.
Step 2: Find and double-tap the policy called "Accounts: Administrator account status".
FYR, it can be found in Computer Configuration/Windows Settings/Security Settings/Local Policies/Security Options.
Step 3: Enable or disable the policy.
1. Select Enabled and click OK to enable it.
2. Choose Disabled and tap OK to have it disabled.
Way 3: Enable or disable built-in Administrator in Computer Management.
Step 1: Open Computer Management.
Right-click This PC on the desktop, and select Manage in the context menu.
Tip: For more information about how to add This PC and other icons to the desktop, please refer to How to Add Desktop Icons on Windows 10.
Step 2: Find and open the administrator.
FYI, the built-in Administrator is located in Local Users and Groups/Users, as shown in the following picture.
Step 3: Enable or disable it.
1. Deselect Account is disabled and click OK to enable it.
2. Select Account is disabled and tap OK to disable it.
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