This post shows students and new users the steps to change account types when using Windows 11. Windows is a multi-user operating system. Simply put, you can have multiple users using the same computer with individual accounts and profiles.

With Windows multiple account functionality, all users can use one device while giving everyone their own login (username and password) and access to their own files, browsers, and desktop settings.

Due to the multi-account capability of Windows, various types of accounts can be created. Once you create a local account or an online Microsoft account. The account you create will be of two types: Standard and Administrator.

By default, when you create an account, either a local or Microsoft account, it will automatically be a Standard bill.

A standard is not an elevated account. You can use most applications and change basic system settings that do not affect other users.

A manager account is an elevated account. Administrator accounts have full PC access and can make changes to the system. To make changes to the account type, the account must be an administrator account.

To start changing account types, follow the steps below.

How to change account roles in Windows 11

As mentioned above, Windows is a multi-user operating system with various types of accounts. A user who was created as a standard user can change his account type.

Here’s how to change Windows account types.

Windows 11 has a centralized location for most of its settings. From system settings to creating new users and updating Windows, everything can be done from your System settings crystal.

To access the System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click Start ==> Settings as shown in the following picture:

windows 11 startup settings

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and find Settings. Then select to open it.

The Windows settings panel should look similar to the image below. In Windows settings, click Bill, then select Family and other users on the right panel of the screen shown in the image below.

windows 11 family other users

In the Family & Other Users settings panel, select the user tile, then click the caret down to expand the user account option.

The click on the Change account type button as highlighted below.

windows 11 change account type

In pop-ups, there are two types of accounts. You can change a standard user account to an administrator or change an administrator to a standard account type.

change account type with Windows 11

Click OK when done. The changes should take effect immediately. Now you can close the Settings app.


In this tutorial we have seen how to change the account type in Windows 11. If you find any errors above or have something to add, use the comment form below.

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