How to Change Administrator Account in Windows 8

Posted by Britt Duncan - February 6, 2015

This tutorial will show you how to change an administrator to a standard user account on the Windows 8 from the control panel.

1. Log into Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 system with the administrator account.

2. Open the desktop and pull out the Charm bar, then click Settings.


3. On the Settings pane, click Control Panel.

4. On the Control Panel window and choose View by: Category. Click User Accounts and Family Safety.
control panel

5. Click Change the account type option on Manage Accounts window.
user account

6. Click to select the Standard or Administrator radio button as desired.
change account type

7. Once this is done, click the Change Account Type button to save the changes. If the target user account is already logged in, log off and then log back in so that the modified settings can become applicable.

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TESTED:  22 Jul