Windows 10 offers two account types: Administrator and Standard User. (In previous versions there was also the Guest account, but that was removed with Windows 10.)
- Administrator accounts have complete control over a computer. Users with this type of account can change settings globally, install programs, get through the User Account Control (UAC) when elevation to perform a task is required, and everything else.
- Standard User accounts have more limited control. Users with this type of account can run applications, but they can’t install new programs. Users can change system settings, but only settings that won’t affect other accounts. If a task requires elevations an username and password for an administrator will be needed to pass through the UAC prompt.
The Standard User account works best for a child’s account or may be for someone who only needs to do the very minimum (or can’t be trusted to not muck things up). However, there will be times when you may want to give users more freedom on what they can do. In this Windows , we’ll walk you through four ways in which you can change a user account type on your computer.
Method 1: Change a user account type on Control Panel
- Open Control Panel and click on User Account>User Account>Change your account type.
- Select Standard or Administrator, click the Change Account Type button to complete the task.
Method 2: Change a user account type on User Accounts
- Open RUN bu pressing Win key+R and type netplwiz, and press Enter.
- Select the user account and click the Properties button.
- lick the Group Membership tab. Choose the account type: Standard User or Administrator. Also, note that you can even select Other. Click Apply to complete the task.
Note: Method 2 is also work in Windows 7 and 8