How to Login as Administrator in Windows 11/10 Without Password

When a user installs Windows 10 or 11, it asks to create a username and password which are used to log in as administrator in it. This might be the main account for logging in to it but is not the real account. The super administrator account is disabled in this by default due to security reasons. The difference between the built-in account and the one we are using is that it does not get UAC prompts to run apps in this mode.

We are going to discuss how to enable a hidden administrator account in Windows 11/10 and log in without a password. The method we shall discuss here implies Windows 8, 8.1, and 7.


8 Ways on How to Login As Administrator on Windows 11/10 Without Using a Password

Use the built-in Admin account

Cant Login as Administrator in Windows 10

  • In the first step, you need to go to “Run”, then “control userpassword2”.
  • After this go to the “Advanced tab”, click on the “advanced button” under advanced user management.
  • Under the Users folder, you shall be able to find local users that are created on the system.
  • Click right on “administrator” user, go to properties.
  • After this uncheck the “account is disabled” option.
  • Hit “OK”.

SecuredYou Tip: Make sure to password protect it by setting a new account. It doesn’t have one by default.

After enabling it, you would see the user on the login screen. Click on its username and enter a password to login in like this in your PC.

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Use a hidden super-admin account with CMD

Enable Hidden Super-Admin Account in Windows 10

For this you need to follow the steps below:

  • In the first step, you need to open “command prompt as administrator”.
  • Once done, you need to run the following command to activate it:

Net user administrator /active:yes

  • If you want to set a password for it then use the following command:

Net user administrator

After enabling it, you need to log off from your current account and you shall see the administrator user visible on the login screen. Click on it and log in by using the password that you have just set.

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Make a new user account

For this you need to follow the steps below:

  • In the first step go to “Run”, Iusrmgr.msc.
  • Then go to “Users”, click on “New User” there from the actions menu.
  • Type in “username” and “Password”.

Note: Other details are optional.

  • Once it is created, you need to double-click “username” to open the account properties.
  • Then go to “Member of tab”, choose the add button.
  • After this type in “Administrator” there is in the object name field.
  • Click on the “Check Names” button.

Turn on Hidden Admin account with a Group Policy

How do you Login as Administrator

If you are a systems administrator, then you can easily enable the default user by using this. For this:

  • In the first step, you need an open group policy editor. For this go to Run > gpedit.msc.
  • After this you need to navigate to system configuration > windows settings > security settings > local policies > security options.
  • Then in the right-hand pane, you need to open “Accounts: Administrator account status”.
  • Bu default, it is disabled. You need to enable to set to enable its account.

Change the standard user

  • In the first step, you need to go to “Run”, Iusrmgr.msc.
  • After this double click on the username from the list of local users in order to open properties of the account.
  • Then go to “Member of Tab”, press on the “Add Button”.
  • Type in “administrator” there in the object name field, press “check name button”.

Deleting the Administrator account – Take a backup first

For this you need to follow the steps below:

  • In the first step, you need to go to “Run”, Iusrmgr.msc.
  • Then you need to right-click on the user you want to delete, click on “delete”.
  • You shall see the following prompt

“Each user account has a unique identifier in addition to their user name. Deleting a user account deletes this identifier and it cannot be restored, even if you create a new account with an identical user name. This can prevent the user from accessing resources they currently have permission to access.”

  • Click on “Yes” to delete the user immediately.

Note: It is not recommended to enable and login as this in windows but if it is required then you can use the mentioned methods for this purpose. Keep in mind to handling the super admin account with much care.

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Use Admin Tools

  • In the first step, you need to hold down the windows key while pressing “R” in order to bring up the Windows Run dialogue box.
  • Once done, you need to type in “Iusrmgr.msc”.
  • Press “Enter”.
  • After this, you need to select “Administrator”.
  • Then uncheck or check “Account is disabled” as desired.
  • Press “OK”.

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Using the Registry

For this you need to follow the steps below:

  • Hold down the windows key while pressing “R” to bring up the Windows Run dialogue box.
  • After this type in “Regedit”, click on “Enter”.
  • Navigate the following:
  • Microsoft
  • Windows NT
  • CurrentVersion
  • Winlogon
  • SpecialAccounts
  • UserList
  • On the right side, you need to right-click on the “UserList”, select New > DWORD Value.
  • Now you need to give value the name of “Administrator”.
  • Click on “Enter” once done.
  • Then you need to close down the Registry Editor.
  • Restart your system.

You need to delete the Administrator value in order to turn it off and prevent it from coming on the welcome screen.

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So this was how you can log in as an Administrator without a password in Windows 10/11. This is very useful in case you have forgotten it and can’t remember it. This happens to the best of us.

Shaheer is the founder of SecuredYou. He is a cybersecurity freak and loves anything related to Computers and Technology. Apart from being a tech geek, he loves listening to music and going to the gym.


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