3 Easy Ways to Change Administrator in Windows 11

In this guide, you will find 3 easy to follow methods to grant user account Administrator rights in Windows 11.

Why Need of Administrative Privileges in Windows 11?

There are a lot of apps that require administrative privileges on Windows 11. For this purpose, you need to have administrator access.

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administrator user account

The user accounts are either standard accounts or administrator accounts.

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Windows 11

In order to change a standard account into an administrator account in Windows 11, you need to follow one of the methods we have explained in details below:

Method # 1: Using Control Panel

The control panel also allows you the ability to change the account type of user accounts. Here’s how:

  1. Open Control Panel via the Search bar of Windows.
  2. Click on ‘Change account type’, under the ‘User Accounts’ option.
  3. Click on the desired account, then click on ‘Change the account type’ option.
  4. Select the ‘Administrator’ and click on ‘Change Account Type’ at the bottom of this window.
  5. Restart your PC.

Method # 2: Using User Accounts

User accounts is a built-in utility for performing such tasks. In order to make use of it, follow these steps:

  1. Press Windows Key + R at the same time to open Windows Run.
  2. Type ‘netplwiz’ in Windows Run window.
  3. Select the ‘Users’ tab and then select the user that you want to change and then click on ‘Properties’ button at the bottom.
  4. Select the ‘Group Membership’ tab and select ‘Administrator’ from there.
  5. Save the changes. Now the Users tab will list this account as an administrator account.

Method # 3: Using Windows Settings

  1. Right-click the Start button and click on ‘Settings’. You can also press Windows + I at the same time to bring up Windows Settings window.
  2. Go to ‘Accounts’ section, then select ‘Family & other users’ option.
  3. You will see the accounts listed below the ‘Other users’ heading.
  4. Click on the account that you want to change to an administrator account.
  5. Then click on ‘Change account type’ option and then change the account type from ‘standard user’ to ‘Administrator’.
  6. This will change the account into an administrator account.

You can use the similar steps to change the administrator account into a standard account.