Windows 7

Windows 7 Administrator disabled including all local user accounts

Some of situations that I had to fix was that all of users including local Administrator got disabled or deactivated on the Windows 7 machine.

So, if your Administrator account is locked out you can do the following to enable it again.

You can try to boot into the Safe Mode by pressing F8 after the BIOS splash screen and choosing the Safe Mode option from the list. You will be able to login to Windows with Administrator account as it is automatically enabled once you boot into the Safe Mode.

Now, you can create a new user or re-enable the user that got disabled.

It's not recommended that you leave the local administrator account enabled as Microsoft disables it by default for security purposes. 

If safe mode won't help, you can try the following:

Try booting from your DVD and enabling the built-in Administrator account that is disabled by default.

Choose to"Repair your computer". 

Choose "Command Prompt". Now type the following:

net user administrator /active:yes [press Enter]
net user administrator password 11223344 [enter]

Once you enable the Administrator account, you will see an icon for an Admin account on the Welcome Screen when you reboot and can get into Windows with the password we've used during repair 11223344.

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AD
+1 #13 AD 2014-03-11 09:08
The below works with a slight ammendment in the command.

This is fine:

net user administrator /active:yes [press Enter]

net user administrator password 11223344 [enter]

The above line however fails to set the password and it errors out. You need to add a ":" between the word 'password' and the actual password value you decide to set, so it should look like this:

net user administrator password:112233 44 [enter]
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Roosevelt
0 #12 Roosevelt 2014-02-06 23:54
It is amazing that we share some talents and ideas here. i was able to linked my ideas and there boommm!!!! I got everything i needed!!! from bypass and activating account and the like!!!
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Van
+1 #11 Van 2014-01-22 10:37
First option works for me. Thank you. :D
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Joe
-2 #10 Joe 2014-01-16 01:13
This does not work at all. Please take this down.
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RAJU
0 #9 RAJU 2013-05-17 13:17
without dvd , we can enable administrator account
just type GPEDIT.MSC in run command , then enter
1) on the rightside , find
computer configuration/w indows settings /security settings /local policies /security options
now ,on the rightside , click on account: administrator status ,choose properties , make it enabled . close all windows
thats it. restart computer , here you can see administartor icon is displayed in logon screen
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hamed
+1 #8 hamed 2013-02-26 10:27
thank you
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yasser
+2 #7 yasser 2013-02-10 14:52
the first step to enable administrator is good
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dd
0 #6 dd 2013-01-31 10:39
thank you. :-)
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Ramanand
0 #5 Ramanand 2012-11-06 18:11
Thank u so much :D
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nikica@outlook.com
0 #4 nikica@outlook.com 2012-08-24 13:53
See if this helps:
http://4sysops.com/archives/three-ways-to-reset-a-windows-vista-admin-password/

Regards,
Nik
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