Windows 10 has two types of users: standard users and administrators. Standard users have limited access to system settings and applications, while administrators have complete control over the system. In this blog post, we will show you how to give administrator permission to a user account in Windows 10.
Method 1: Using Control Panel
- Press the Windows key and type Control Panel in the search box. Click on the Control Panel app to open it.
- In the Control Panel window, click on User Accounts.
- Click on the Manage another account link.
- Select the user account you want to grant administrator permissions to.
- Click on the Change the account type link.
- Select the Administrator radio button, and click on the Change Account Type button.
The selected user account now has administrator permissions.
Method 2: Using Computer Management
- Press the Windows key + X to open the power user menu. Click on Computer Management.
- In the Computer Management window, expand Local Users and Groups by clicking on the arrow next to it.
- Select Users and then find the desired user account in the list on the right-hand side.
- Right-click on the user account and select Properties.
- In the Properties window, click on the Member Of tab.
- Click on the Add button and type Administrators in the text box. Click on the Check Names button to verify the entry, and then click OK.
- Click Apply and OK to save the changes and close the Properties window.
The user account now has administrator permissions.
Remember that granting administrator permissions to a user account gives that user complete control over your system. They will be able to install and remove software, change system settings, and access all files on the computer. Make sure to only give administrator permissions to trusted users.
In conclusion, giving administrator permissions to a user account in Windows 10 is simple and can be accomplished through the Control Panel or Computer Management. Keep in mind the risks associated with providing administrator access and only grant it to users who truly require this level of control.