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Muhammed Cetin
Muhammed Cetin

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How to Enable Built-in Admin Account in Windows 11 in 8 Simple Steps?

Most Windows users don't know Windows 11 has a built-in administrator account enabling us to manage our PCs with administrator privileges because it is disabled default.

In this tutorial, I'll show you how to enable the built-in administrator account and how to sign in to Windows 11 with it in 8 simple steps. In this way, you'll be able to use the built-in admin account to change advanced system settings that will make you fix problematic errors.

  1. Press Windows + R keys and type and run netplwiz.

  2. Click Advanced tab, then Advanced button in this tab.
    Advanced Details of User Accounts

  3. You'll see Local Users and Groups (Local) window. Double-click on Users folder, then double-click on Administrator account that I've marked in the image below.
    Local Users and Groups

  4. Account is disabled option is checked, which means your built-in administrator account is disabled. Uncheck it, then click OK.
    Built-in Administrator Properties

  5. Now, your built-in administrator account is enabled. You can close the user settings windows.

  6. To sign in with this account, open Start Menu and right-click on your Account Name at the bottom. Then click on Administrator to switch the signed-in account. If you've not signed in to the administrator account before, Windows 11 will prepare it from scratch for you. This preparation doesn't affect your main account. Please wait.
    Switch User Account to Built-in Administrator Account

  7. Now, you're in the built-in admin account. You can do whatever you want, thanks to its privileges.

  8. If you restart your PC when you're in this account, Windows 11 might automatically start your PC with it. However, you have nothing to worry about. You can switch your signed-in account to your main account by following the 6th step above. In this way, Windows 11 will use your main account as the default account next time.


The built-in administrator account has advanced privileges. That's why you need to use it carefully. For example, you shouldn't install applications or programs whose reliability you are not sure of with this account.

That's all for now. Please feel free to ask for help when you need it by using the discussion form below. 😉

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