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3 Ways to Enable and Disable Built-in Administrator in Windows 10

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:

3 ways to enable and disable built-in Administrator in 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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