Introduction: How to Disable / Delete the Administrator Account From Windows 7 Computers

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First, open "All Programs" in the "Start Menu" and then click on "Accessories".
Look for "Command Prompt" and right click it, then select "Run as administrator"
Click on "Yes" if it asks you, Do you want the following program to make changes to your computer?
Once command prompt opens, type: net user administrator /active:no to disable the administrator account
net user administrator [/DELETE] to delete the administrator account

Once you've typed in one of the following, hit enter. If you did the process correctly, it should say "The command has completed successfully".

Comments

Brad0Barnes07 (author)2017-08-09

didnt work

Brad0Barnes07 made it! (author)2017-08-09

it said this what did that mean

Brad0Barnes07 (author)2017-08-09

it said error

FabJ (author)2017-06-27

I actually found this method to work (look in the comments of the video because there is a minor adjustment that must be done to the usb for this to work) Hopefully this actually helps you all.

FabJ (author)2017-01-11

Didn't work. As soon as I right-clicked and Run as Administrator, a window pops up asking for the Administrator password.

oikawahh (author)FabJ2017-06-26

yeh same

Fidou (author)2017-01-20

Thx! it worked.

manindra4598 (author)2016-06-23

i run my cmd prompt as normally because i can't run it as administrator.

I have given the below command.

net user administrator /active:no

System Error 5 has occured.; Access is denied

DanyaCraner (author)manindra45982016-12-21

I typed in both so. net user administrator/active:no net user administrator[/delete]

ThomasD153 (author)2016-07-03

This rocks, thanks!

manindra4598 (author)2016-06-23

i run my cmd prompt as normally because i can't run it as administrator.

I have given the below command.

net user administrator /active:no

System Error 5 has occured.; Access is denied

manindra4598 (author)2016-06-23

i run my cmd prompt as normally because i can't run it as administrator.

I have given the below command.

net user administrator /active:no

System Error 5 has occured.; Access is denied

manindra4598 (author)2016-06-23

i run my cmd prompt as normally because i can't run it as administrator.

I have given the below command.

net user administrator /active:no

System Error 5 has occured.; Access is denied

manindra4598 (author)2016-06-23

i run my cmd prompt as normally because i can't run it as administrator.

I have given the below command.

net user administrator /active:no

System Error 5 has occured.; Access is denied

manindra4598 (author)2016-06-23

My PC is asking for administrator permissions, when i run cmd prompt as administrator

I do not know what has happened to my PC, suddenly it started asking
adminstrators password if i try to install, uninstall or change network
settings.

But i did not set any password.

My PC is not under my control.

When i run anything as administrator, its asking password.

Please help me, I need to do lot of work in that PC.

Thanking you,

Manindra.

manindra4598 (author)2016-06-23

My PC is asking for administrator permissions, when i run cmd prompt as administrator

I do not know what has happened to my PC, suddenly it started asking
adminstrators password if i try to install, uninstall or change network
settings.

But i did not set any password.

My PC is not under my control.

When i run anything as administrator, its asking password.

Please help me, I need to do lot of work in that PC.

Thanking you,

Manindra.

manindra4598 (author)2016-06-23

My PC is asking for administrator permissions, when i run cmd prompt as administrator

I do not know what has happened to my PC, suddenly it started asking
adminstrators password if i try to install, uninstall or change network
settings.

But i did not set any password.

My PC is not under my control.

When i run anything as administrator, its asking password.

Please help me, I need to do lot of work in that PC.

Thanking you,

Manindra.

manindra4598 (author)2016-06-23

My PC is asking for administrator permissions, when i run cmd prompt as administrator

I do not know what has happened to my PC, suddenly it started asking
adminstrators password if i try to install, uninstall or change network
settings.

But i did not set any password.

My PC is not under my control.

When i run anything as administrator, its asking password.

Please help me, I need to do lot of work in that PC.

Thanking you,

Manindra.

manindra4598 (author)2016-06-23

My PC is asking for administrator permissions, when i run cmd prompt as administrator

I do not know what has happened to my PC, suddenly it started asking
adminstrators password if i try to install, uninstall or change network
settings.

But i did not set any password.

My PC is not under my control.

When i run anything as administrator, its asking password.

Please help me, I need to do lot of work in that PC.

Thanking you,

Manindra.

Elton herry (author)2016-05-24

what if the administrator has a password and you don't know it ??

Elton herry (author)2016-05-24

what if the administrator is locked

PrasadD6 (author)2016-04-17

Thanks A Lot !!!!!!! Works For Me Too !!!!!!! Windows 7 ..

DHANESHk7 (author)2016-04-13

net user administrator [/DELETE]

after showing like that "accedss is denied"


robertstaats (author)2016-02-26

the sign in screen pops up again asking for a password

KathleenS1 (author)2016-02-04

Well I'm in the same boat. I had a hotmail account and the system insisted i upgrade to outlook but then refused to let me signon. I had yahoo so it was not too important but was impossible to access the cloud for my photos. I bore it until the Win 10 upgrade which I finally did last week. Bad, bad, bad. The system decided to require me to sign on on the wake up screen, then refused my sign on even tho it was the same as the old. I texted/called ms help and got sent on the roller coaster ride. Their advice:Windows key and R. I followed the white rabbit down the hole. I did manage to uncheck the box requiring me to sign on when the laptop woke up but the sign on when being turned on is still there. Been to admin and is no place to change admin. Leery of advice above as complicated and problematic. Now claims I have changed my secondary which I did as it demanded a phone number and now says takes 30 days to update which is impossible as everything is instant on computing devices.

Now refuses to shut down . On light stays on but instead of going off the screen pops back to life. Even damanded a jump drive be installed for password. Now ignores it.

Muniyrah (author)2016-01-11

Worked like a charm for me!

Atheint (author)2015-10-19

i've already done like that procedure. did i need to restart my computor?

IRLStandardUSE (author)2015-06-03

parveen panchal (author)2015-04-20

fazestormze made it! (author)2015-03-29

Skip trying to run as admin and type " net user fast user [/delete]

AjayB2 (author)2015-03-12

The moment i want to open the command prompt "as
administrator" it asks you the administrator password - which is the
password you actually want to disable!!!

AjayB2 (author)2015-03-12

hey i deleted my administrator account using

net user administrator [/DELETE]
now i am unable to login with administrator account how can i make it again

Help me out plz
reply soon

laurent.adamson (author)2014-12-20

This does not work! The moment you want to open the command prompt "as administrator" it asks you the administrator password - which is the password you actually want to disable!!!

AjayB2 (author)laurent.adamson2015-03-12

hey how u resolve ur problem??

plz tell me

ColeH2 (author)2015-03-05

says system eroor 5 occored

HerbieW (author)2015-03-03

I can only disable the administrator account. When I input the delete command it says "The command has completed successfully" but its still there.

gauravmeenathestar (author)2015-02-07

when i make it run as administrator , it asks the administrator password, and when i fill it , i shows that it is wrong

gauravmeenathestar (author)2015-02-07

when i make it run as administrator , it asks the administrator password, and when i fill it , i shows that it is wrong

gauravmeenathestar (author)2015-02-07

when i make it run as administrator , it asks the administrator password, and when i fill it , i shows that it is wrong

gauravmeenathestar (author)2015-02-07

when i make it run as administrator , it asks the administrator password, and when i fill it , i shows that it is wrong

gauravmeenathestar (author)2015-02-07

when i make it run as administrator , it asks the administrator password, and when i fill it , i shows that it is wrong

gauravmeenathestar (author)2015-02-07

when i make it run as administrator , it asks the administrator password, and when i fill it , i shows that it is wrong

mYpAIN_IsbLIND (author)2015-01-04

Mines computer said Access Denied!!! What to do next?

JoshP8 (author)mYpAIN_IsbLIND2015-01-23

make sure you run as a admin :]

RebeccaS5 (author)JoshP82015-01-24

I ran as admin and it said, "'netuseradministrator' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.'"

What does that mean? I can't access the administrator account and I can't create a new one. When ever I do access the administrator account, it goes to a white screen and I can't do anything. I'm under an 'Standard User' and I just want to delete everything and I'm having no lucky whatsoever.

CatalinA2 (author)RebeccaS52015-01-30

Hi, the error you're getting is caused by the fact that cmd prompt cannot find the right path to execute this command

write in cmd prompt: cd c:/windows/system32 then try again

JoshP8 (author)mYpAIN_IsbLIND2015-01-23

make sure you run as a admin :]

Did you make sure you ran it as Administrator?

DominikS (author)2015-01-03

thx this worked for me

wat did u do

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