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Change User Account Type in Windows 10 | It's easy, and you can definitely do it.

How to Change User Account Type in Windows 10

 Every new installation of Windows 10, you are asked to create an account. The first account you create is always the Administrator account, which can manage every aspect of the computer. However, when you have to share a computer with someone else, by default the following account is created as a Standard User.

  * Administrator accounts have full control over the computer. This type of account can change global settings, install programs, bypass User Account Control (UAC) when elevated to perform required tasks, and much more.

  * Standard User accounts have more limited control. This type of account can run applications, but cannot install new programs. Users can change system settings, but only those settings will not affect other accounts. For some elevation tasks, it is mandatory to enter the administrator username and password to bypass the UAC prompt.



Changing User Account Type from Settings


1. Use the Windows key + I shortcut to open settings.


2. Click “Accounts”, then click “Family & other people”.


3. Under Other people, select a user account, then click “Change account type”.


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4. Under Account type, select “Administrator” from the drop down menu.


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5. Click “OK”.



Changing User Account Type from Control Panel


1. Use the Windows key + X shortcut to open the power user menu and select Control Panel.


2. Click “Change account type”.


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3. Click the user account you want to change.


4. Click “Change the account type”.


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5. Choose between “Standard” or “Administrator”.


6. Then click the "Change Account Type" button and you're done.


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Changing User Account Type of User Account


1. Use the Windows + X shortcut key to open Command Run, Type “netplwiz”, and press Enter.


2. Select a user account and click “Properties”.


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3. Click the “Group Membership” tab.


4. Select the account type: “Standard User” or “Administrator”.


5. Click OK, then Click “Apply”.

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