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Summary

Administrator is a built-in account with full administrative permissions in Windows 7. But how do we enable administrator account in Windows 7? Next, let’s learn some useful methods.


In default settings, Administrator account is disabled and hidden in Windows 7. If you want to use this account, you will need to enable it manually. Next, we will introduce some ways to enable Administrator account in Windows 7.

Solution 1: Use Command Prompt to Enable Administrator Account in Windows 7

Note: This solution requires administrator privileges to perform. If you don’t have administrator account, please try Solution 2.

Step 1: Click Windows Start Button and type “cmd” in the search box. Right click “cmd” and select “Run as Administrator”.

run command prompt as an administrator in Windows 7

Step 2: When Command Prompt pops up, type in: net user administrator /active: yes, press “Enter”.

Note: A message “The command completed successfully” will appear if the administrator account is enabled successfully.

enable administrator account with command prompt

Solution 2: Use System Rescue Tool Renee PassNow to Enable Administrator Account in Windows 7

Note: This solution applies to different Windows version. If you don’t have an administrator account, this way can help you out.

More about Renee Passnow

Whole password reset process takes only 4 simple steps without damaging data inside! Do not require any professional knowledge or possible password combinations.

For local account and administrator, Renee Passsnow will remove the password directly.

For Microsoft account, Renee Passnow will turn the Microsoft account into local one and reserve all data inside the account.

Renee Passnow can help to recover data or transfer data inside the disk without running Windows.

Compatible with: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP.

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people has downloaded and reset the password successfully!

Here are detailed steps on how to reset login password with Renee PassNow.

Step 1: Download and install Renee PassNow in any workable Windows computer. 

press to the download button

Step 2: Choose creation method, USB or CD/DVD.

select rescue disk creation method

Step 3: Boot the target PC from the created password reset USB/CD/DVD.

You will boot the target computer via a new created reset disk. Firstly, please hold a hot key to enter the BIOS menu and put CD-ROM or Removable Devices as the first choice. Please click here to know about how to change the boot order of your computer. After changing it successfully, please remember to save your setting and then restart your PC.

steps to change the boot order in BIOS

Step 4: Select “PassNow!”.

Reset password

Step 5: Choose target administrator account and then click “Enable”.

Enable user account Windows 10

Solution 3: Use Local Users and Groups to Enable Administrator Account in Windows 7

Note: This solution requires administrative privilege to perform. It cannot be applied in Windows 7. Please refer to Solution 2 if you don’t have administrator account.

Step 1: Press “Win + R” key to open “Run” window. Type in: lusrmgr.msc, click “OK”.

enter lusrmgr in run

Step 2: When you go into “Local Users and Groups”, click “Users” and then find out the administrator account.

local users and groups

Step 3: Double click on “Administrator” and please do not check the option “Account is disable”. Finally, click “Apply” and “OK”.

enable administrator account Windows 7
If you don’t have administrator account, it’s suggested to use Renee PassNow to create a user account with administrator privilege.

Step 1: Download and install Renee PassNow in any workable Windows computer. 

press to the download button

Step 2: Choose creation method, USB or CD/DVD.

select rescue disk creation method

Step 3: Boot the target PC from the created password reset USB/CD/DVD.

You will boot the target computer via a new created reset disk. Firstly, please hold a hot key to enter the BIOS menu and put CD-ROM or Removable Devices as the first choice. Please click here to know about how to change the boot order of your computer. After changing it successfully, please remember to save your setting and then restart your PC.

steps to change the boot order in BIOS

Step 4: Select “PassNow!”.

Reset password

Step 5: You can also create a new administrator to quickly access your PC. Please click “Create new account”.

The created administrator account named “Reneelab” with administrator rights, and its default password is “123456789”. You are able to change the password of target account with this new created administrator.

Create new account