Wednesday, March 28, 2012

HOW TO: Log In As Administrator In Windows 7

I learned something new today!

In the course of doing something that may or may not be illegal, I was told that I had to log in as the administrator. Which was weird, since I'm, like, the supreme ruler of this computer.

Once again, Google saved the day. I found a really helpful article in How-To Geek that solved the problem perfectly.

Basically, you just have to:
  1. Go to Command Prompt (Windows icon > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt), right-click it, and choose Run as administrator
  2. Type net user administrator /active:yes in the command prompt
  3. Log off
  4. And, voila, the Administrator account is there to use for logging in

If you've done whatever legal or illegal thing you had to do using the Administrator account, and you no longer want Administrator showing up in the log in screen, just go back to Command Prompt and type net user administrator /active:no.

So easy. Live and learn folks! Cheers.

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