Windows 10: How do I change the account administrator from my son to myself?

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  1. How do I change the account administrator from my son to myself?


    He set the computer up initially and set up himself as the administrator. I want to become the only administrator instead so that I can set up time limits that he cant change without my approval.

    Thanks for input!

    :)
     
    JulieWissink, Jun 25, 2019
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  2. DaveM121 Win User

    administrator change from me to my son on laptop I bought for him

    If your son has an account on the laptop already:

    • Go to Control Panel (Windows + X keys together and choose Control Panel from the resulting menu)
    • Select User Accounts - Manage Another Account
    • Select your son's account and set its type to Administrator
    • If you want to delete your own account, close Control Panel, log out, log in under your son's account, go to the same place in Control Panel, Manage Accounts and delete your old account

    If your son does not have an account on the laptop:

    • Go to Control Panel (Windows + X keys together and choose Control Panel from the resulting menu)
    • Select User Accounts - Manage Another Account - Add a new User in PC Settings
    • In Settings select 'Family and other People', then 'Add someone else to this PC'
    • Create a new account for your son, if you wan you can skip the step to enter your son's email address by clicking 'I don't have this persons Sign-in Information' - 'Add a User without a Microsoft Account'
    • Enter your Son's Name and Password if required, set account type as administrator
    • If you want to delete your own account, close Control Panel, log out, log in under your son's account, go to the same place in Control Panel, Manage Accounts and delete your old account
     
    DaveM121, Jun 25, 2019
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  3. Arul_D Win User
    How do you change a user account to an administrator account in Windows 10?

    Hi Fiona,

    Welcome to the Microsoft Community.

    I would suggest you to go to control panel and check your user account status. Right click on the start button and select control panel in the menu. In the control panel, click on the 'view by' option in the top right and select 'large icons'. Now, click
    on 'User accounts' and check if your account is listed as Administrator. If it is not displayed as Admin account, click on the option 'Change user account type' and select 'Administrator' and apply changes. Try these steps and let us know the results. If you
    have already tried, please let us know what all troubleshooting steps you have tried so far, so that we can provided you suggestion accordingly.
     
    Arul_D, Jun 25, 2019
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  4. Ryan Mon1 Win User

    How do I change the account administrator from my son to myself?

    Change local account into administrator

    Hi Ankit,

    We appreciate you for providing these necessary information. We have another way on how to change your local account user into administrator account. Please follow the steps provided below:

    • Press Windows key + I to open the Settings app.
    • Click Accounts.
    • Click Family & other people.
    • Under Other people, select the user account, and click
      Change account type
      .
    • Under Account type, select Administrator from the drop down menu.
    • Click OK to complete the task.

    Note: If you are using an Administrator account, you could use the same instructions to change the type to a Standard User account.

    Let us know in case you encounter an issue while following the steps provided.
     
    Ryan Mon1, Jun 25, 2019
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