There are several approaches to enable the built-in
Administrator account in Windows 11.
In this article, I'll show you the way that I find most easy and that I've been using for years in earlier versions of Windows too.
The first step is to start a Windows Command Prompt as an administrator user.
We'll start by pressing the start button and typing
The start menu should look like the following picture:
Once the Command Prompt application is listed, click on the
Run as administrator option.
You might be prompted by the User Access Control (UAC) to continue. Click on
Yes to proceed.
Once the Command Prompt is open, we'll run the following command to enable the built-in Administrator account:
net user administrator /active:yes
The following screenshot shows the successful output of the command:
Once the Administrator account is enabled, you can log in as the Administrator.
Your login screen should contain the new entry for the
The user shouldn't have a password set yet.
Once you've logged in, you should set the password by pressing
Ctrl+Alt+Del and selecting the
Change a password option.