User Account Types – Windows
If you are using more than one (1) user account in your Windows PC. You may have such kind of account permissions on it. Windows works with three (3) type of accounts as describe below. Do you know, that you can change the user account type? Check out, how to change user account type in Windows 7?
Standard User: A standard user account can use most of the installed software and change system settings that do not affect other user accounts. If a Standard account user wants to make such kind of changes, which may affect other user account, UAC (user account control) prompted to your screen and will ask to enter Administrator password to get the given command done.
Administrator: Administrator user account has a complete access to install & remove software and can make any changes to system settings. Administrators may be prompted to provide its password for confirmation before being allowed to open as per your given command, and make changes that affect the system or other users too.
Guest: Basically, a Guest account allows users to access limited features to have temporary access to your computer. If someone using the Guest user account, cannot install software or change settings. Default Guest account cannot be password protected.
Change User Account Type in Windows 7
Windows 7 has a provision to change account type under user account settings. Even Microsoft has written in this topic. Follow the steps below to change user account type in Windows. It should be done by an Administrator account.
Step 1. Go to “Control Panel” To open control panel in windows 7, click “Start Menu” in the left bottom corner and select Control Panel.
Step 2. Select “Large icons” view under Category in top right under Control Panel. If the view is already Large icons, then no need to make any changes.
Step 3. Navigate and look for “User Accounts” and click on it to open.
Step 4. Click on “Manage another account”.
Step 6. Click “Change the account type” in the left side.
Step 7. If the account type is already “Standard”, you can select Administrator and if the account type is “Administrator”, you can switch to Standard and click on Change Account Type at bottom right.
To change account type in Windows 10, Click Here!!