Windows 8 Enable Built-in Administrator Account

In this article we enable the built-in Windows 8 administrator account.

Introduction

In this article we enable the built-in Windows 8 administrator account. In Windows 8 the built-in administrator account is hidden and disabled by default. But if we have administrator access, turning it on is easy.

How to enable the built-in Windows 8 administrator account

Step 1

First of all we have to move to the Windows 8 Desktop.

Step 2

Then move the cursor to the bottom-right of the window screen and click the search box that is helpful to search in Windows 8.

Step 3

Then in the search box type "lusrmgr.msc" and press Enter.

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Step 4

The Lusrmgr (Local Users and Groups Manager Snap-in) window is shown, then we open the Users folder, then right-click on administrator and select "Properties".

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Step 5

In the administrator properties uncheck the "Account is disabled" box. Click "OK".

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Step 6

After that the Windows 8 administrator is now enabled and we can immediately sign in with it by logging out or switching accounts.

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