Fix- Can’t Change Account Type to Administrator in Windows 10

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.


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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.

 

Select Admin

 

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“.


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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“.

 

Advanced Startup

 

5. As your computer boots up in Choose an option window, click on “Troubleshoot“.

 

Troubleshoot

 

6. Then, you need to click on “Advanced options“.

 

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7. Now, click on the “Startup Settings“.

 

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8. Then, you have to click on “Restart“.

 

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9. Now, you will be shown options of Startup Settings.

10. Press “6” to ‘Enable Safe Mode with Command Prompt‘ access.

 

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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” ]

 

Net User Admin Chagne

 

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.

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Now, restart your computer .

your computer. You will see that your standard account is changed to an administrative one.

Fix 3 : login using hidden administrator account

1 – Search cmd in windows search.

2 – Right click and run as administrator.

1 Cmd Admin

 

3  – Now, run the command given below.

net user administrator /active:yes

Just copy and paste the code in cmd window and hit enter key.

4 – This will enable hidden admin account in your windows computer.

Now, Switch to Newly created admin account. Just on your user icon and then choose administrator.

Switch Users Min

 

5. Now, try to change account type to administrator.

First of all Press Windows key + R together to open run.


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6 – Now, write netplwiz in it and click OK.

 

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7 – Select your username from the list to which you want to change to admin.

8 – Click on properties.

 

User Properties Min

 

9 – Click on Group membership tab.

10 – Now, select Administrators.

11 – Now, click on Apply.

12 – Now, log back in to your account.

13 – Search cmd in windows search.

14 – Right click and run as administrator.

1 Cmd Admin

 

15  – Now, run the command given below.

net user administrator /active:no

Just copy and paste the code in cmd window and hit enter key.

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2 thoughts on “Fix- Can’t Change Account Type to Administrator in Windows 10”

  1. Thank you. I have been trying to remove the default administrator for so long. In the end, I didn’t find any way to do that and just gave up. It was so frustrating to see the pop-ups saying you don’t have the permission to do something. This really helped me.

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