How to Change Account Type on Windows 11?

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By default, when you create an account on your computer, whether a local or Microsoft account, Windows 11 sets it automatically as a Standard account. Windows 11 is a multi-user operating system, which means you can create unlimited user accounts on your PC according to your needs. Every user account will have its profile and privileges. And, all of them will have unique usernames and passwords to access their files, browsers, and desktop settings.

If you are an administrator of your Windows 11 PC, you can create two types of system accounts: a local account and a Microsoft online account. Further, you can divide these accounts into two categories: Standard or Administrator. Standard accounts are those which does not have elevated rights to execute administrative tasks. While the other one, the administrative account, will have all the privileges on your computer, which means the administrative user account can do anything on your PC. They can manage apps and change system settings. The administrative account can apply a policy for all user accounts on your PC.

How to Switch User Account Roles on Windows 11?

To raise or decrease the privileges of a user account on Windows 11, do these steps:-

Step 1. Open the Settings app by pressing Windows + I keys.

Step 2. When Windows Settings opens, select the Accounts category from the left sidebar.

Step 3. After that, select Family & other users on the right pane of your screen.

Step 4. Then, in the “Family & other users” settings page, select a user account which privilege you want to increase or decrease.

Step 5. After that, click Change account type button beside “Account options.”

Step 6. On the pop-up window that appears, click the drop-down menu of “Account type.”

Step 7. Here, you will find two types of accounts. You can change a Standard user account to an Administrator or vice versa.

Step 8. When you’re done, click the OK button.

The change will be applied immediately to your privileged user account. You can close the Settings app now.

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