Do you want to use an account with higher administration permissions? The PC no longer starts with your account and you do not know how to access the files saved on the disk? In this guide we will seehow to log in administrator on Windows 10 and the differences from the classic accounts that you can activate on Windows.
Types of accounts on Windows
The accounts you can use on Windows 10 are mainly of three types:
- Guest (i.e. the guest account) that can use programs and browse the Web but cannot install new programs or make changes to the system;
- User (user account), the account that is normally activated during the installation of Windows 10, which can install programs or change its account settings as long as you confirm the elevation of privileges (the classic UAC warning window appears to confirm the most important actions for the system). You cannot modify settings and programs of other users, always if you do not use the administrator password for specific operations.
- Administrator, also called Super Administrator an account with all permissions. This account can do everything on the system and does not require any type of confirmation, but for security disabled by default on all Windows systems. To activate it on Windows 10 just read the rest of the guide.
How to activate Administrator on Windows 10
To activate Administrator on your PC with Windows 10 you can act from the Command Prompt and type a precise code string. Open the Start menu and search for "Command prompt“, Right click on the item and finally click on“Run as administrator".
In the window that you will see appear sufficient, type the following command to activate the Super Administrator account.
net user administrator / active: yes
Finally press the Enter key to confirm. If you want to protect the Super Administrator account with a password, you can do it by typing instead of the command above the following commands:
net user administrator (chosen_password)
net user administrator / active: yes
Instead of password_selected enter the password to protect the account. Finally, if you want to delete the administrator account on Windows 10 just type, always from the Command Prompt, the following command:
net user administrator / active: no
Alternatively you can activate the Administrator account on Windows 10 (Professional, Education or Enterprise, it does not work on Windows Home) using the menu Users and local groups. Open the shortcut Win + R on your keyboard (the famous window Run) and inside the window that opens, type "lusrmgr.msc", Followed by a click on the"OK".
In the new window click on the left side of the folder “Users", Where you will see all the accounts available on the operating system, including"Administrator".
Right click on the account "Administrator"And open the item"properties"; in the window that you will see make sure to remove the check mark from the item "Account disabled", Then click on"OK”To make the changes effective.
How to log in as administrator on Windows 10
Now that the Super Administrator account is active, you can access it in several ways. When the system starts, you will choose which account to open; obviously choose Administrator.
If the system is already started and you are logged in with another user, just press the keyboardCTR + ALT + DEL and select the item “Change user"To access Administrator.
This account also accessible from safe mode and particularly useful when the user account stops working or completely blocks access to the PC, so that it can always be used recover files and save your work before attempting to restore standard accounts (which I recommend using by default for daily operations because they are safer).