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Enable or Disable Administrator Account on Login Screen in Windows 10

If you have been using Windows 10, you would be familiar with its login and welcome screen. There are times when you would notice that you do not see any Administrator account and there are some computers where you would see an administrator account. The reason behind this is because administrator account is not an option by default especially in Microsoft Windows 10. However, if you would like to have an administrator account and do not have this on your Microsoft Windows 10 computer, do not worry as you came to the right place. Through this article, we shall provide you useful information and a step by step guide on how to enable the administrator account feature. All you need to do is read further and learn through the steps provided below.

Enable or Disable Administrator Account on Login Screen in Windows 10

Method 1 – via command

  • Go to start or windows icon, type CMD 
  • Right click command prompt 
  • Select run as administrator
  • When asked, provide and enter a username and a password which will provide you admin rights to your computer. 
  • Type net user administrator /active: yes
  • Press Enter
  • Replace yes with no if you wish to disable admin account on your welcome screen. 

Method 2 – From Admin Tools

  • Hold the windows key while pressing R key. This will show you the Windows Run dialog box. 
  • Type lusrmgr.msc
  • Press enter
  • Open users
  • Select administrator
  • Check or uncheck account is disabled 
  • Select Ok

Method 3- From Registry

  • Hold Windows key while pressing R. This will show you the Windows Run dialog box
  • Type regedit
  • Press Enter
  • Navigate the following:
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
    • SOFTWARE
    • Microsoft
    • Windows NT
    • CurrentVersion
    • Winlogon
    • UserList
    • SpecialAccounts
  • On the right side, go to UserList and right click on it
  • Select “New”
  • Then Select “DWORD VALUE”
  • Give the value the name Administrator
  • Once you are done press the enter key
  • Close the Registry Editor
  • Restart your computer
  • Delete the administrator value if you wish to turn off the administrator account or you do not want the Administrator account to appear on your Welcome screen. 

Method 4- Group Policy 

Take note that this method will not work with home editions of Windows 10. 

  • Hold Windows key while pressing R. This will show you the Windows Run dialog box
  • Type gpedit.msc
  • Press Enter
  • Navigate to the following:
    • Local Computer Configuration
    • Windows Settings
    • Security Settings
    • Local Policies
    • Security Options
    • Accounts: Administrator Account Status

Enable or disable the setting as you wish and you are good to go.

Conclusion:

This concludes our article on how to enable or disable administrator account on your login screen on your Windows 10 computer. We hope that through this article, we were able to provide you useful information and our step by step guide was able to help you either setup or disable administrator account on your login screen on your Windows 10 computer. Let us know how it went and do not forget to leave a comment.

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