Windows Admin Account

How to check if your Windows account is an Admin account

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Written by Carl Haugen
Updated over a week ago

To download and install software on Windows, an administrator account is required. If you're unsure whether your account has administrator privileges or need to convert your current user account into an administrator account, we've got you covered. Follow these simple instructions to determine your account status or easily change your Windows account to an Administrator account.

  1. Right click the Windows icon at the bottom left corner of your screen and in the popup click on Settings

2. Click Accounts

3. In the next screen under your username it will say if you are using an Administrator account

4. If you are not using an Administrator account click on Family & other users on the left menu.

5. Select your username and click Change account type.

6. Under account type select Administrator and click OK

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