In this blog post, we will walk you through the process of becoming an administrator in Windows 10. Being an administrator allows you to have more control over your computer, as you can perform tasks such as installing and uninstalling software, managing user accounts, and changing system settings.
Method 1: Using the Settings App
- Click on the Start button and then click on the Settings icon (it looks like a gear).
- Click on the Accounts option.
- Click on Family & other users in the left pane.
- Under the Other users section, click on the account that you want to make an administrator.
- Click on the Change account type button.
- In the new window, click on the drop-down menu and select Administrator.
- Click on the OK button to save the changes.
Method 2: Using the Control Panel
- Press the Windows key + X on your keyboard and click on Control Panel from the context menu.
- Click on User Accounts.
- Click on Manage another account.
- Select the account that you want to make an administrator.
- Click on Change the account type.
- Select the Administrator option and click on the Change Account Type button.
Method 3: Using the Command Prompt
For this method, you will need to have access to an administrator account.
- Press the Windows key + X on your keyboard and click on Command Prompt (Admin) from the context menu.
- In the Command Prompt window, type in the following command, replacing “Username” with the actual username of the account you want to make an administrator:
- Press the Enter key on your keyboard to execute the command.
- Close the Command Prompt window.
net localgroup Administrators Username /add
Now you know how to become an administrator in Windows 10 using three different methods. Remember that having administrator privileges comes with great responsibility, as it grants you complete control over your computer. Always exercise caution when making changes to system settings, installing software, or managing user accounts to avoid causing damage to your computer or compromising its security.