Article ID : 00014096 / Last Modified : 03/08/2013

How to change the permission level of an existing User Account.

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  1. Click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.
  2. In the Control Panel window, click User Accounts and Family Safety.
  3. In the User Accounts and Family Safety window, click User Accounts.
  4. In the User Accounts window, click Manage another account.

    NOTE: If prompted for an administrator password or a User Account Control prompt is displayed, type the appropriate password, click Continue or click Yes.

  5. In the Manage Accounts window, click the user account you wish to modify.
  6. In the Change an Account window, click Change the account type.
  7. In the Choose a new account type window, click to select the desired account type.

    IMPORTANT: The standard account can help protect your computer by preventing users from making changes that affect everyone who uses the computer. When logged on with a standard account, you can do anything that you can do with an administrator account, but if you want to do something that affects other users of the computer, such as installing software or changing security settings, you might be ask to provide a password for an administrator account.

  8. Click the Change Account Type button.

    NOTE:  The Change Account Type button will only be available to click if the account type has actually been changed.

  9. In the Change an Account window, click the X in the upper-right corner to close the window.