Unlock the "Superuser" in Vista

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Introduction: Unlock the "Superuser" in Vista

In this instructable, I'll teach you how to unlock the ultimate administrator account in Vista. It allows you to change settings and modify files and move or delete folders without getting "administrator rights." You may be thinking, "I'm already an administrator!" And I'd answer, yes, but you don't have administrator RIGHTS... So let's get started.

Difficulty: Easy
Time: about 45 seconds

Step 1: 1: Entering the Command Prompt As an Administrator

In this step, you have to enter the command prompt as an administrator, otherwise you will get the "access denied" error. This is the most important step.

First, open the Start Orb, then in the search box, type "cmd," and when the command prompt appears in the list, DO NOT JUST OPEN IT! You must first make sure it's highlighted, then hit CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER. It will open then in administrator mode.

Step 2: 2: Using the CMD to Enable the Super Administrator

Once it's open, type the following exactly as it appears (but without the quotation marks):
"net user administrator /active:yes" (you can use either forward (/) or back(\) slashes).

You now need to log out, then log in the new "administrator" account and change your password (make one) by going into Control panel and into User accounts or whatever.

Step 3: DONE!

WARNING: DO NOT USE THIS ACCOUNT FOR YOUR MAIN ACCOUNT, AS IT POSES A SECURITY THREAT TO YOUR COMPUTER, ALLOWING BUGS AND WORMS AND VIRUSES TO EASILY MESS WITH YOUR STUFF (IT STOPS THE PROTECTION FROM WORKING).

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oh yes! (success!)

the cmd doesnt allow me to go on admin cmd( im a normal user )

I believe that you have to enter the command as in step two, but put no instead of yes.

net user administrator /active:no

replace yes with no

I really don't see what this has over my current account other than it doesn't get notified all the time (which I can turn off) I never have problems accessing my (c:) drive and programs and such.

This reminds me of logging into root on my friends ipt

reminds me of logging into mine too. also has same "superuser" name (you type in "su" to sign in. su=SuperUser

something pops up saying you need adminastrator password D=