In this blog, we show you how to change your user account type on Windows 11.
Did you know that you can switch a user’s account type between Standard and Administrator in Windows 11? This sets the user’s level of access to the device and its apps.
An “administrator” account gives you total access to the device and its programs. A user with an Admin account, for example, can use it to install and launch programs, operate with elevated rights, modify global system settings, and make other changes without first entering a password.
A “standard user” account limits users’ access while providing a more secure environment. Follow the instructions below to change the account type in Windows 11.
How to Change Account Type on Windows 11
Changing the account type in Windows 11 allows you to manage the account’s rights and make it easier for users to work on their own projects.
To change the account type in Windows 11, follow these steps:
- Select Settings from the Start menu.
- Go to Settings > Accounts > Family & Other users.
- Locate the account to be updated in the Other users section and choose the Change account type option.
- In the Account type section, select either Standard or Administrator from the dropdown menu and click OK.
- After changing the account type, restart your computer and log in with the new account type.
How to Change Account Type in Control Panel
To change the user account type in Windows 11, use the Control Panel:
- Launch the Start menu.
- In Start, type CPL and then pick Control Panel from the menu.
- From the main Control Panel page, select the User Accounts option and then click the Change account type link.
- Select the account for which you wish to modify the type.
- On the right, click the Change Account Type option.
- Select the account type you wish to use and click the Change Account Type button.
The account will be created in the manner you specified. For example, we changed it from Administrator to Standard User.
Change Account Type on Windows 11 (Alternate Method)
You may also modify the account type of a user using the Control Panel. To change a user account type in Windows, use the following method:
- Press the Windows key + R to bring up the Run dialog.
- In the open field, type netplwiz and press OK.
- Select the account whose type you wish to alter and click the Properties option.
- Make sure the Group Membership tab is active.
- Next, pick the account to which you want to provide access and click OK.
- Click the OK button once again to exit the User Accounts page.
You can easily change the user account type on Windows 11 by following the procedures outlined above. While this post focuses mostly on Windows 11, some of the steps outlined here can be used to change a user account type on a Windows 10 PC.