How to install Windows 10 as the hidden Administrator?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by MonarchX, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. MonarchX

    MonarchX MDL Expert

    May 5, 2007
    Now that Store does not require you to have EAC enabled, the hidden Administrator account can be used as the main account without any need to use the User-Administrator account and have to apply UAC tweaks, deal with permission problems, etc. I want to OWN as much of my system as possible, full control, even though it is not possible.

    So, how do I go about re-installing Windows 10 Pro x64 Creator's Update with Administrator account? I don't want to create any other account and then delete it. Can I just pick Administrator for my username?
  2. NsaFarm

    NsaFarm MDL Junior Member

    Mar 29, 2017
    Why not just re-enable the account and delete your original username.

    I did this last night on accident.

    1. Get
    2. Put it on your install media
    3. When you get to the spyware data selection sliders in setup open a command prompt. shift+f10
    4. do "import FinishSetup.reg" , restart or use "shutdown /r /t 0"
    5. You will probably boot with no accounts at all so restart in safe mode.
    6. When you exit safe mode you will be Administrator.

    Try it with a vm first to make sure you don't waste your time installing.
  3. Dutchman01

    Dutchman01 MDL Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    run cmd in admin mode

    enter net user administrator /active:yes

    reboot and login admin account, now you can remove first account
  4. sebus

    sebus MDL Guru

    Jul 23, 2008
    No such file in, it is ONLY in
  5. xfilemanx

    xfilemanx MDL Novice

    Jan 4, 2013
    Or you could just go to Computer Management and enable it lol
  6. DeityLizard

    DeityLizard MDL Novice

    Jun 30, 2013
    I actually strive to do the opposite of MonarchX. I always run as a standard user on all of my devices and I'm always looking for programs that are written to run with the least privilege.

    Some programs need admin rights to install but then run perfectly in a standard user account.

    There are also programs that install without admin rights. Below are just a few such programs but there are many more:

    Chrome, Firefox, Teamviewer, uTorrent, Notepad++, Dropbox, etc.