Tekzilla Daily: Unlock Vista's super user mode Video
Tekzilla Daily: Unlock Vista's super user mode Video Transcript
[ Music ] ^M00:00:06
>> Hey everyone, welcome to Tekzilla Daily, I'm Veronica Belmont. In Windows Vista the default user account is the administrator. But did you know there's an even higher up administrator account turned off by default. Here's how to access it. Open the start menu and type CMD. When command prompt pops up, right click it and select Run as Administrator. Type net user administrator space slash active colon yes, Hit Enter and it should reply with the command completed successfully. Next time you restart your computer, you'll see the administrator as an option in the welcome screen and by using it you'll get special privileges, such as not being subjected to the user account control pop up screens that annoy your average Vista user. And if you decide you wanna hide that account again, just open the command prompt once more and type net user administrator space slash active colon no and hit Enter. So, if you ever wished for that extra level of authority over your Vista machine your wish has been granted. Now if you have a tip or trick that you wanna share then email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. And don't forget Tekzilla.com, it's "the place" to find more tips, tricks products reviews and how-tos. ^M00:01:13
On today's Tekzilla daily, Veronica shows how to keep your Gmail account safe with text message alerts.
Veronica has the secret to better task switching in this episode of Tekzilla Daily.
Did you know the iPod bar graph in iTunes display has hidden view modes? It's true, and Veronica uncovers them on today's Tekzilla Daily.
On today's Tekzilla Daily, Veronica will show you how to tweak your dock for a more functional desktop.
Looking for a quick way to switch users in Windows? On today's Tekzilla Daily, Veronica shows you how to use Fast User Switch and get access to your additional accounts in a snap.
Find yourself switching between "show hidden files" and hiding them? On today's Tekzilla Daily, Veronica shows you Toggle Hidden Files Gadget, which makes it as simple as a single click.
Wish you could get your CPU usage and network activity in your menu bar? On today's Tekzilla Daily, Veronica shows you how to use MenuMeters, to get all that and more.
Are you using Safari but need a quick and easy way to open a Web site in a different browser? On today's Tekzilla Daily, Veronica shows you how to uncover a hidden options menu to do just that.
Want to get in on the latest Chrome features before it's official? With this hidden page, you can play with a ton of experimental features as they're being developed. Watch today's Tekzilla Daily with Veronica for more.
Want more information from that IP address? On today's Tekzilla Daily, Veronica shows you IPFingerprints, which gives you an embedded map and more.