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: 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 to open Settings window.
2. Now, click on “Update and Security“.
3. Now, on the left pane, click on “Recovery“,
4. On the right hand side, under “Advanced Startup” section, click on “Restart Now“.
5. In Choose an option window, click on “Troubleshoot“.
6. In Troubleshoot window, click on “Advanced options“.
7. In the Advanced options window, click on the “Startup Settings“.
8. Now, click on “Restart” to restart your computer in safe mode.
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. Now, copy-paste this command in Command Prompt window, modify it and then hit Enter to execute it on your computer.
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.
Reboot 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.