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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 7 Questions: Windows 7 Admin Account

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      joela44
      AskWoody Lounger

      27852-cmd-windowI saw a command prompt command in a similar thread, I think by Ted that to enable the hidden administrator account to type in and elevated command prompt net user administrator active yes, with slashes and a colon. Well it said the syntax was wrong so I typed it as above and it completed with “command completed successfully” but when I went to control panel users, I see no such account. I had wanted to put a password on it so as to close a potential back door, So can someone please tell me exactly what I have done, and how to accomplish what I set out to do? As ever, I know there will be a response, and it will be correct. This is the best site on the net for any q&a on anything pc!

      joela Win7 hp dell studio 8100 8gb ram 1.5tb wd hdd, (various other hw and sw none relevant to this)

      PS Original thread was titled “User Accounts”

      Joel

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      WSMedico
      AskWoody Lounger

      Is this the threadyou are talking about. The link provided does indeed shown how to do what you are talking about.

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      joep517
      AskWoody MVP

      In an elevated command prompt enter:

      net user administrator *

      You should be prompted for a password for the administrator account.

      Joe

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