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How to Change a User Account Type in Windows 7

Windows 7 has three types of accounts: Guests, Standard user and Administrator. After creating an account, you may want to change the user account type when you want to make a user account an administrator to perform Administrator privileges, or your child's Windows user account has Admin privileges, you must change it to a Standard user account to monitor the child's activity, etc. Now, I will show you how to change a user account type in Windows 7. First, let's take a brief look of the difference among the three types of accounts.

Part 1: Difference among Guests, Standard user and Administrator in Windows 7

Guests - A guest account allows people to have temporary access to your computer. People using the guest account can't install software, hardware, or change settings.

Standard user (Users) - A limited unelevated standard "users" account that can use most software and change system settings that do not affect other users.

Administrator - An unelevated administrator account that has complete access to the computer and can make any desired changes such as running Elevated Command Prompt, reset forgotten Windows password for other accounts.

Part 2: How to Change a User Account Type in Windows 7?

Below I list 3 methods, first one for you to change your own account type, second one for you to change other user accounts and the last one for you to change any accounts.

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Method 1: Use "User Accounts" in Control Panel to Change "Your" User Account Type

Method 2: Use "User Accounts" in Control Panel to Change "Other" User Account Type

Method 3: Use Advanced User Accounts to Change "Any" User Account Type

To sum up, we have introduced 3 methods for you to change a user account type in Windows 7. And for more Windows Tips, click here.

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