Administrator accounts allow you to change security settings, download hardware and software, access files, and make other changes. You won’t have the ability to make any changes if your administrator rights are revoked or you forget your password. Here are the steps to make Windows 10 your administrator.
How to change the administrator in Windows 10 via Settings
Administrator access is required to change a user account type. If you have only a standard account you will need an administrator to change it for you. This can be changed by the administrator. Go to Settings > Account > Family and Other Users, then choose the user account. Next, click on Change account. Finally, click on the Administrator radio button and hit OK.
- Click on the Windows Start button. It is located in the lower-left corner of your screen. It has the shape of the Windows logo.
- Click Settings. This icon is located just above the power icon.
- Next, select Accounts.
- Select Family and other users . This option will be in the left sidebar.
- Click to create a user account in the Other users panel.
- Next, select To change your account type. This option will appear when you click on a user’s account.
- Select Administrator from the Account Type dropdown.
- Click OK. When you return to the Other user panel, the changes will be reflected in your user account.
- You will need to repeat these steps for each user account that you wish to modify. You should ensure that at least one administrator user has access to your computer. You won’t be allowed to make any changes later.
How to change administrator via Control Panel
Open Control Panel and click on to change the account type. Next, select the administrator you wish to use. You can save your changes by clicking Change account type.
- Type Control Panel first in the Windows search box.
- Click the app in the search results.
- Then select Change account type in the User accounts section.
- Click the user you wish to modify.
- Next, choose To change the account type.
- Select the radio button to the right of Administrator.
- Click Change Account Type. When you return to the previous screen, your changes will be reflected.
- You will need to repeat these steps for each user that you wish to modify. You should ensure that at least one administrator user has access to your computer. You won’t be allowed to make any changes later.
You now know how to change administrator. Check out this article to learn how to reset administrator passwords on Windows 10.