Enable Administrator User Account in Windows 7

As a software developer, it is unavoidable that we sometimes need to enable Administrator user account in Windows 7 to modify some settings. But be reminded not to use this account as default because it’ll make you exposed to certain security threats.

Here’s a simple tutorial on how to enable Administrator user account in Windows 7.

  1. Navigate to Start button -> All Programs -> Accessories ->Command Prompt. Right click on Command Prompt and select ‘Run as administrator’.

    Navigate to Start button -> All Programs -> Accessories ->Command Prompt. Right click on Command Prompt and select 'Run as administrator'.

     

  2. Type “net user administrator /active:yes” and press Enter.
    Type 'net user administrator /active:yes' and press Enter
    Type ‘net user administrator /active:yes’ and press Enter

     

  3. When you switch user, you will be able to see an Administrator user account.

    When you switch user, you will be able to see an Administrator account
    When you switch user, you will be able to see an Administrator account

Unable to Change Wallpaper in Windows 7 Fix

Recently I’ve bought a new laptop from Dell. When I wanted to change the wallpaper, it still remains the same no matter how many times I try to change it.

After some research, I finally found the solution. It’s actually really simple. Just follow these 3 steps and you’re good to go.

  1. Open Windows Explorer.
    Open Windows Explorer
    Open Windows Explorer

     

  2. Navigate to %USERPROFILE%AppDataRoamingMicrosoftWindowsThemes
    Navigate to %USERPROFILE%AppDataRoamingMicrosoftWindowsThemes
    Navigate to %USERPROFILE%AppDataRoamingMicrosoftWindowsThemes

     

  3. Delete the image file in that directory and try to re-apply a new wallpaper 🙂

    Delete the image file
    Delete the image file