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How to Enable Administrator Account in Windows 11

When first setting up the Windows 11 computer, the system asks for user details and sets up a new account. However, there is also an “Administrator” account in the Windows operating system which is disabled by default as it can pose a security risk if not used carefully.

However, Admin comes in handy if advanced users can troubleshoot issues or manage certain system settings. If you are one of those users and want to enable the administrator account on your system, you can do so.

There are several ways to enable admin account in Windows 11 and in this step by step guide, we will show you how to quickly enable admin account using Command Prompt and PowerShell.

Method 1 – Using Command Prompt

Step 1: Open the Start menu on your Windows 11 computer.

Step 2: In the Start menu, search for "Command Prompt" and in the search results, right-click on the application and select the "Run as administrator" option.

Step 3: Now, in the command prompt window, enter the following command:

net user "Administrator" /active:yes


That's it. The administrator account is now activated on your computer and you can start using it.

Method 2 – Use PowerShell

Step 1: Open the PowerShell application on your computer. You can press Windows + X keys on the keyboard and then select “PowerShell” from the context menu.

You can also open the Start Multiple and search for "PowerShell", then from the search results select the "Run as administrator" option.

Step 2: In the PowerShell window, type the following command and press the Enter key:

Get-LocalUser -Name "Administrator" | Enable-LocalUser


That's it. You have now successfully activated the administrator account on your Windows 11 computer. You can now log out of the current account and log in with this newly activated administrator account.

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