Change a User Account Type

Learn how to change a user account’s type (standard or administrator) in Windows 7.

Change User Account Type

  1. Open the Control Panel from the Start menu.
    2. Open User Accounts in the Control Panel.


    Note: If the User Accounts item is not available, change View by to Large icons at the top right of the Control Panel.

  2. Click Change your account type.


    Note: If you want to change another user account’s type, click Manage another account and then select the user account.


  3. Select the user account’s type (standard or administrator) and then click Change Account Type.


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  1. Robert S. says:

    Help I can’t download i can’t do anything have tried changing to administrator it will not let me do anything without password and it will not let me type anything for password nor do i have one or ever have had one.

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