Want to change the Administrator account on your Windows 11/10 PC? This guide will show you multiple methods using which you can easily change the Administrator in Windows 11.
How to change Administrator in Windows 11?
To make a Standard User as an Administrator on Windows 11/10, you can use any of these methods:
- Change administrator using Settings.
- Use Control Panel to switch the administrator account.
- Via User Account Properties
- Use the Local Users and Groups menu.
- Switch the administrator account using Command Prompt.
- Use PowerShell to change the administrator account.
1] Change administrator using Settings
The first and most convenient method to change administrator on Windows 11 is to use the Settings app. You can open Windows Settings app and tweak some settings to switch the administrator account. Here is the exact procedure to do that:
Firstly, press the Windows + I hotkey to launch the Settings app. Now, from the left-side pane, move to the Accounts tab and click on the Other users option from the right-side pane.
Next, select the desired user and expand its menu. Then, tap on the Change account type button.
In the appeared prompt, click on the Account type drop-down and choose the Adminitrator option. And finally, press the OK button. This way you can change the administrator account on your Windows 11/10 PC.
If you are unable to change the administrator using the Settings app for some reason, we have some more methods to do that.
2] Use Control Panel to switch the administrator account
Control Panel can be another method to change the administrator on your Windows PC. It has been one of the widely used components on Windows using which you can check and tweak your system settings. Here are the steps to use it for switching the administrator account on your PC:
First, open the Control Panel using the Windows Search feature.
Then, click on the User Accounts category. Now, tap on the Change account type option.
After that, you will be able to see all the created user accounts on your system.
Just select the user that you want to make administrator and click on the Change the account type option.
Next, select the Administrator option on the next screen and press the Change Account Type button. It will change the user to administrator.
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3] Via User Account Properties
The netplwiz command can be used to open user account settings and change the administrator. So, open the Run command box using Win+R and enter netplwiz in its Open field. This will open up the User Accounts window.
Now, in the User Accounts window, select the user you want to change and double-click on it.
In the appeared dialog window, move to the Group Membership tab and choose the Administrator option.
Finally, press the Apply > OK button to save changes and the selected user will be set as administrator on your computer.
4] Use the Local Users and Groups menu
You can also change the administrator on your Windows 11/10 PC using the Use the Local Users and Groups menu. Here are the steps to do that:
First, press Win+R to evoke the Run command box. Now, type “lusrmgr.msc” in its Open box and press the Enter button to open the Local Users and Groups menu.
In the opened window, select the Users menu from the left-side pane. It will show all the created user accounts on your computer in the middle section.
Now, right-click on the user account that you wish to set as administrator and choose the Properties option.
Next, move to the Member Of tab in the appeared Properties window and press the Add button.
After that, enter Administrators inside the box and click on the Check Names button. Then, press the OK button.
Now, in the previous window, select the Users option and press the Remove button. Finally, press the Apply > OK button and the administrator will now be changed to the selected user.
5] Switch the administrator account using Command Prompt
You can also use the Command Prompt to quickly change the administrator on your Windows 11/10 PC. For that, you can follow the below steps:
First, open Command Prompt as an administrator. Open the taskbar search, type cmd in it, hover the mouse over the Command Prompt app, and choose Run as administrator.
Now, type and enter the below command in CMD:
net localgroup Administrators "Username" /add
In the above command, Username is the username of the account you want to set as administrator. So, enter the name accordingly.
If you want to remove an account from adminsitrator group, you can execute the below command:
net localgroup Administrators "Username" /delete
So, this is how you can change the administrator using Command Prompt.
6] Use PowerShell to change the administrator account
Another method to change the administrator on your Windows 11/10 PC is via Windows PowerShell. It is another inbuilt console-based app in Windows using which you can enter a specific command to change a user to an administrator account. Here’s how:
First, open Windows PowerShell as an administrator. Now, type the below command and press the Enter button:
add-LocalGroupMember -Group “Administrators” -Member “Username”
Change the Username as per the user on your computer whom you want to set as administrator.
In case you want to remove the user from the administrator group in the future, here is the command to use:
remove-LocalGroupMember -Group “Administrators” -Member “Username”
I hope this helps!
How do I remove Administrator account in Windows 11?
To remove an administrator account on Windows 11, open Settings using Win+I and move to the Accounts > Other users option. Now, click on the administrator account you want to delete. After that, press the Remove button present next to the Account and data option. On the next prompt, click on the Delete account and data button. The administrator account will be removed.
How do I change my Administrator to Standard user?
You can easily change an administrator account to a standard user on Windows 11 using the Settings app. Press Win+I to launch Settings, go to Accounts > Other users, and click on the target administrator account. Now, press the Change account type button and then choose the Standard User option.
Now read: How to login as an Administrator in Windows?