The built-in Administrator
is the hidden elevated local administrator account that has full unrestricted access rights and permission on the computer.
A user profile
is a collection of settings that make the computer look and work the way you want it to for a user account. It contains the account's settings for desktop backgrounds, screen savers, pointer preferences, sound settings, and other features. User profiles ensure that your personal preferences are used whenever you sign in to Windows.
A user profile is different from a user account, which you use to sign in to Windows. Each user account has at least one user profile associated with it.
This tutorial will show you how to quickly reset the user profile
of the built-in Administrator
account back to default in Vista
, Windows 7
, and Windows 8