How to Change an Administrator Account to Standard User & Vice Versa on Windows 10?

Windows users can operate their system as Administrators or Standard users. The main difference between standard and admin users is their privileges. While Administrator accounts give you access to everything on the machine, standard charges are more restrictive. You may need to change a user account from a Standard account to Admin and back for various reasons.

The main difference between standard and admin users is their privileges. Though standard accounts have restricted access to Windows 10, Administrator accounts can do everything on the machine. This risewindows guide will show you how to change the administrator account to a standard account or vice versa on Windows 10.

There are at least 3 ways to change a Standard account to an Administrator account and vice versa. These are the following:-

  1. Change between Standard and Admin accounts from User Accounts,
  2. Switch between Standard and Admin accounts from the Settings app,
  3. Switch between Standard and Admin accounts from Control Panel.

Switch between Standard and Admin accounts from User Accounts

The user accounts setting is the easiest way to change the user account from Standard to Administrator and vice-versa. To make the Standard user an Administrator user and vice versa, do the following:-

Step 1. First, click on the Start button of Windows 10 and type netplwiz.

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Step 2. Now, from the available search results, click on netplwiz (Run command) to open the User Accounts window.

Step 3. Then, double-click on the User Name to open its Properties.

Step 4. After that, click on the Group Membership tab.

Step 5. Next, click Standard, Administrator, or Other to change the membership.

Step 6. Finally, once the desired membership is selected from the available options, click on Apply and then the OK button to change the permission.

Switch between Standard and Admin accounts from the Settings app

Step 1. First, launch the Windows Settings app by pressing Windows + I keys combination.

Step 2. Click on Accounts (Your accounts, email, sync, work, family) to open Your info window.

Step 3. Then, click on “Family & other users from the left-side menu.”

Step 4. After that, click on the user account which you want to modify.

Step 5. Next, click Change account type.

Step 6. Finally, under the “Change account type” window, you can change the Administrator account to Standard User and Standard User to Administrator.

Step 7. Once you have made the correct selection, click on the OK button to apply the changes.

Switch between Standard and Admin accounts from Control Panel

Step 1. First, click on the Start button of Windows 10 and type Control Panel. Click on the Control Panel app from the available search results.

Step 2. Now, click on the Change account type under User Accounts.

Step 3. Then, click on the User Account name and which permission you want to change.

Step 4. After that, click on the “Change the account type” link.

Step 5. Here, you can change the Standard to Administrator and Administrator to Standard depending upon the account.

Step 6. Finally, click on the “Change Account Type” button.

Here, you can change the Standard User Account to Administrator and the Administrator Account to Standard using Command Prompt and Powers ll. However, we are not discussing the same as not all users prefer to use the old day’s command prompt.

That’s it for the article.

I hope this post will be helpful to you.

Good luck & keep learning, guys.

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