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How to Activate Vista Administrator Account

In Windows Vista, the built-in administrator account is disabled by default. This is based on a security model adopted by Microsoft. Power Users group have also been effectively deprecated. Microsoft has made it much easier to perform normal routines as a standard user and even administrators run with limited Windows privileges and user rights by default.

Upgrade Vista Edition to Ultimate for Free

If you have a branded PC/Laptop (eg. ASUS, HP, Dell, Sony, Gateway, Acer, Lenovo, etc) with Vista factory installed, there is a way to upgrade your edition of Vista to Ultimate for free. This trick does not work with self assembled PCs.

Windows Vista User Account Control (UAC) Alternative

User Access Control (UAC) was introduced as a security infrastructure in Microsoft Windows Vista. It aims to improve the security of Microsoft Windows by limiting privileges of application software. Any request for an increase in privilege level has to be authorised by an administrator. In this way, only trusted applications receive higher privileges.