Create New Administrator Account In Windows 10
here are two types of accounts on Windows 10, standard and administrator account. While the standard account is limited, the other one gives the user a full control. In other words, you can change any setting you want, install programs, etc. When you install Windows 10, you will also have to create an account, and the first one created is always administrator account. But, you may need another one. If you are wondering how to create a new administrator account in Windows 10, keep on reading.
Reasons to create another administrator account
As mentioned, there are two types of accounts. A standard account is a good idea if you have kids and you want them to have limited access, or if you roommate occasionally needs to use your computer. You don’t want just anyone to make changes that may disturb your usage.
But, let’s say you share the computer with your family members and all of you need the full control over it. In that case, creating another administrator account is a way to go. Every person with the full control will be able to do all the things without any limitations. Now that we have cleared that out, let’s move to the guide.
How to create new Administrator Account In Windows 10
If you are currently signed in with the standard account (if you have it), you won’t be able to create this type of account. So, first things first. Sign in as an administrator.
With Microsoft account
To add a new admin account using a Microsoft account, follow the steps below:
Click on the Start button
Then click on the gear icon to access the settings
When in Settings, click Accounts
Now enter the Microsoft account and click Next
When you are done, click Finish
You will now be on the Family & other people section again
Under “Other people” click on the account you just created and then click Change account type
By default, a new account is set to Standard
Click on it and select Administrator
That’s it. You now have created a new admin account using Microsoft account.
Without Microsoft account
If the method I’ve just shared isn’t suitable for you, you can create a new admin account without using Microsoft account. The steps differ just a bit.
Click on the Start button > Settings > Accounts > Family members & other people
Next, click Add someone else to this PC
Now click “I don’t have this person’s sign-in information
Click Add a user without Microsoft account
Add the nickname, password, and password hint.
When you are done, click Next
Now a new local account is created
You will go back to Family members & other people section
Click on the account you have just created
Select Change account type
That would be all. The new administrator account is created.
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