How to : Enable Local Administrator Account in Windows 8.1

This post is a collection of steps on How to enable local administrator account in Windows 8.1 . The same steps can be followed in Windows 8 as well. Windows 8 / 8.1 by default has the local Administrator account disabled. Follow the steps below to enable the local ( built-in) administrator account in Windows 8.

  • Follow this article to List Local users MMC
  • Now, Right Click the User Account that says Administrator
  • Click on Properties


  • Now, here, Uncheck the box that says Account is disabled
  • Click on Apply
  • Click on Ok
  • Your Built-in ( Local ) administrator account is now active
  • You can choose to set a password for the same by:
  • Right Clicking the Administrator account
  • Click on Set password

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