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Embedded Administrator Account: Enable / Disable

The Windows 10 include a hidden one account administrator with whom you can manage all of your computer resources. In earlier versions of Windows, such as Windows XP, this account was already available when you first set up your computer. In Windows Vista and beyond, the built-in admin account is disabled by default. In this article, you'll see how and why you can activate this account in Windows 10.

Activate the account

There are two ways to activate the account. The easiest way is to do it from its management computer (computer management).

Note: Management is only available at Windows 10 Pro. For Windows 10 Home use the command prompt.

Right-click on Home (or press Windows + X) and Select computer Management.

Embedded Administrator Account: Enable / Disable

At Continuity, select Local Users and Groups >> Users .

Embedded Administrator Account: Enable / Disable

Select it admin, right click on it and press Properties. Uncheck where it says the account is disabled. Then click on “Apply" and after that "OK" .

Embedded Administrator Account: Enable / Disable


Activate the account from the command prompt.

Open to Home. Type CMD, right-click on it, and select “Run as administrator".

Embedded Administrator Account: Enable / Disable

Type this command and press Enter:

net user administrator / active: yes

You can also turn it off by typing:

net user administrator / active: no


What is it useful for ;

Explaining how to activate it account it's much easier than explaining why you would want to do it. If you don't know why you want to use the account, you probably don't need it. In fact, it would be best to leave it disabled because this account has free access to your entire system, which makes it unsafe. It is important to make clear that there is nothing where the embedded account can do which a standard administrator account cannot do. When you create and configure them Windows 10, the first account you create is a manager account.

If you accidentally miss him code access for the regular administrator, using the built-in account can serve you, but only if you have activated it in advance. If this is the purpose for which you want to use it, it is best to create a separate standard administrator instead of using the built-in one.

Then why there is he built-in administrator? Most used by manufacturers OEM who make changes to the system before it is perfected. If you are not one of them, you do not need it.