Some users are facing the problem, that once they go to control panel and try to change the account type to administrator, it is greyed out. If you aren’t able to change your current account type from ‘standard’ to ‘administrator’, this article is for you. Simply, follow this simple fix and the problem will be fixed in no time at all.
Fix 1 : Deactivate your inbuilt Administrator account
1. Click on start button.
2. Click on your account icon once.
It will show all the accounts on the PC. If there is an account with name Administrator there, then follow the method given below.
3. Click on Administrator.
4. Now, Log in to the Administrator account by entering the credentials.
5. Search cmd in windows 10 search box and right click and run as administrator.
6. Now, run the command given below and hit enter key.
net user administrator /active: no
7. Now, Click on start button again and click on your user account again and log in.
Now, when you will go to control panel and try to change it to admin, it will show administrator selected by default.
Fix 2 : Change the account type in Safe Mode
You have to start your computer in Safe Mode with Command Prompt access and then all you have to do is pass a single command to get your account administrative access.
At first, you need to boot into Safe Mode–
1. Press Windows Icon+I.
2. Now, click on “Update and Security“.
3. Now, on the left pane, click on “Recovery“,
4. In the “Advanced Startup” section, you need to click on “Restart Now“.
5. As your computer boots up in Choose an option window, click on “Troubleshoot“.
6. Then, you need to click on “Advanced options“.
7. Now, click on the “Startup Settings“.
8. Then, you have to click on “Restart“.
9. Now, you will be shown options of Startup Settings.
10. Press “6” to ‘Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt‘ access.
Your computer will be booted into Safe Mode with Command Prompt access only.
11. To give your account administratorship, execute this command in the terminal.
net localgroup Administrators username /add
[ NOTE– Replace “username” with the username you are using on your computer.
As the username for this pc is –Sambit, so it will look like- “net localgroup Administrators Sambit /add” ]
After executing the command you will notice a message like, “The command completed successfully“.
Close Command Prompt window.
Press CTRL + SHIFT + ESC and open task manager. Now , click on file > run New task.
Now, write explorer in it and click OK.
Now, restart your computer .
your computer. You will see that your standard account is changed to an administrative one.
Your problem will be solved.
Sambit is a Mechanical Engineer By qualification who loves to write about Windows 10 and solutions to weirdest possible problems.