Change W7 Standard account to Admin account

October 25, 2010 at 03:49:07
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate


I have a problem with my account that I want it to change as an administrator account. I tried to change the account type into Administrator, nothing happened and didn't work. How can I fix this. I'll be glad to hear you feedback.

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#1
October 25, 2010 at 05:19:48

Only a user logged on with an administrator account can promote another account. A standard account cannot promote itself. This is by design. If this were possible it would create an enormous security problem and render the OS unsuitable for business use.

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#2
October 25, 2010 at 05:35:19

Is there a reason why you won't explain what you meant when you say I have a problem with my account?

i_Xp/Vista/W7User


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#3
October 25, 2010 at 07:01:23

Is there a reason why you won't explain what you meant when you say I have a problem with my account?

i_Xp/Vista/W7User

No, I meant that my standard account can't be changed into an Administrator account. That's all.


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#4
October 25, 2010 at 08:08:54

Well, it can be, as LMiller7 has stated, an account that already has full administrator privileges needs to make those changes.

If you are a solo home user and want administrator privileges the first boot into the default administrator account and upgrade the privileges on your other account.


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