Change Account Type in Windows 10 and Windows 8

Windows for consumers has three kind of account types:

  • Administrators
  • Standard
  • Guests (an Administrator or Standard User cannot be changed to a guest)

In some situations you might wish to change the rights of a user on your system, perhaps to enhance the security. It’s a good idea to not be on an Administrator when not needed.

 

Changing the rights of an Account

To change these settings you have to be logged-in to an Account with Administrator rights.

1. Begin by right-clicking the Start Icon of Windows.

2. Then click Control Panel

3. Then under User Accounts and Family Safety, click Change Account Type

Windows 10: Change Account Type Change Account Type in Windows 10 and Windows 8 Change Account Type in Windows 10 and Windows 8

Windows 10: Change Account Type

4. Then choose the account you wish to change, and double-click it.

5. Then click on Change Account Type

Windows 10: Change Account Type Change Account Type in Windows 10 and Windows 8 Change Account Type in Windows 10 and Windows 8

Windows 10: Change Account Type

6. Then choose the Account Type you want the user to be, you can choose between Standard and Administrator.

7. Click on Change Account Type 

The account has now been changed to the account type you choose, if the user was logged in, he has to sign-out and sign-in again for the changes to take effect.

 

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Yuri Pustjens
Yuri Pustjens
2014, 2015 & 2016 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Windows Yuri specializes in troubleshooting (crash analysis and devices), system resource utilisation and system performance. He is also very interested in Customer Security. Yuri can be found as Windows Community Moderator and Wiki Author on Microsoft Answers and is active on different communities all across the web.

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