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Thursday, March 18, 2010

How do you unhide the Administrator Account?

  1. Launch Registry Editor.

  2. Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList in the Registry Editor.

  3. Double-click the Administrator key in the right pane.

  4. If the Administrator key doesn’t exist, right-click on the above tree in the pane, choose New, DWORD Value, name it Administrator and press Enter.

  5. Double-click Administrator.

  6. Type 1 in the “Value data” box, and press Enter.

  7. Reboot. 
In Windows Vista and Windows 7, you can perform the following:
  1. Click Start - Run.

  2. Type: cmd

  3. Hit Enter.

  4. Type: net user administrator /active:yes

  5. Hit Enter.

  6. Reboot.

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