Changing the administrator of your Windows 10 system can be quite useful, especially if you want to give someone else control over your system or if you’ve recently acquired a computer from someone else. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the process of changing the administrator in Windows 10 step-by-step.
Method 1: Using the Control Panel
This method involves using the Control Panel to change the administrator account. Follow these steps:
- Press the Windows key on your keyboard, type “control panel” (without quotes) in the search bar, and press Enter. This will open the Control Panel.
- Click on User Accounts.
- Click on Manage another account.
- Select the account you want to change to an administrator.
- Click on Change the account type.
- Select Administrator and click Change Account Type.
Your selected account is now an administrator.
Method 2: Using the Settings App
You can also change the administrator using the Settings app in Windows 10. Here’s how:
- Press the Windows key + I to open the Settings app.
- Click on Accounts.
- From the left sidebar, click on Family & other users.
- Under “Other users,” select the account you want to change to an administrator.
- Click on Change account type.
- From the dropdown menu, select Administrator and click OK.
The selected account is now an administrator.
Method 3: Using the Command Prompt
If you prefer using the Command Prompt, follow these steps:
- Press the Windows key + X and select Command Prompt (Admin) or Windows PowerShell (Admin).
- Type the following command and press Enter:
net localgroup administrators "AccountName" /add
Replace “AccountName” with the username you want to make an administrator.
Congratulations! Your selected account is now an administrator in Windows 10.
Changing the administrator in Windows 10 is a straightforward process. You can use any of the three methods mentioned above to change the administrator account. Always be cautious when changing administrator privileges, as it can give users the ability to make significant changes to your system.