i am working on Window 7 Home Premium. Many time i share my laptop with my friends. i want to create a guest account for simple working. i wish there should be some superuser administrator account, to which i can login using command prompt and do every administrator functions from my guest account. i dont want the login screen to show my administrator account. it should be a hidden account. does window 7 by default have any hidden administrator account.
Local Machine:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts
Create a new key 'UserList', under it create a REG_DWORD value with the name of your new user and a value of 0
or use Powershell:
You may have to reboot, but the new user should not show up on the logon screen. I've never used any home editions, so I don't know how they behave.
I don't recommend to activate the disabled administrator account, there is no UAC for it.
Yes windows 7 has a hidden administrator account, but is disabled by default.
If you enable it, it will show on the welcome screen, just set a strong password on the account so no one else can use it. There may be a way to enable the account but not have it show at login, not sure how to do this, maybe some else will know.
From an elevated command prompt, run this command, once you log off or restart the PC it will show up.
if you need to disable it in the future run this command