After a long wait, you have finally received as a gift that computer you wanted so much: anxious to be able to use it, you did not hesitate to place it on your desk and turn it on to take a look at its contents. The first thing you noticed, however, is the presence of an administrator profile, probably used to carry out the initial configuration of the computer: this just doesn't go down to you, since you would like to have an account of your own to customize with personal data. background of your choice, your folders and so on. For this reason, without losing heart, you opened Google in search of a guide that could teach you how to change PC administrator, stumbling upon my website.
That's the way it is, right? Perfect, then let me tell you: you are in the right place, at the right time. In fact, during this tutorial I will explain to you in detail how to create a new administrator account and how to delete the one previously active on the computer, be it a Windows PC or a Mac, all following a series of extremely simple steps. to put into practice.
So, without hesitating further, take a few minutes of free time all for yourself and consult the information below: I guarantee that, once you have read this guide, you will have acquired all the skills necessary to obtain the result you have set for yourself. That said, there is nothing left for me to do but wish you good reading and wish you a big good luck for everything.
How to Change Administrator on PC
To change administrator on PC equipped with an operating system Windows, you must create a second profile with elevated privileges, using the administrative user currently configured on the machine. Once the operation is complete, you can use the new administrator to delete the previous one. How? I'll explain it to you right away. Below, you will find explained how to do this on Windows 10 and Windows 7 and how to proceed in case of forgotten password.
How to Change Windows 10 PC Administrator
To succeed in change administrator on a Windows 10 PC, right click on the button Start Windows (the icon in the form of pennant located at the bottom left), click on the item Settings located in the menu displayed on the screen and, using the left part of the window that opens, reach the sections Account e Family and other users.
When you reach the aforementioned screen, click on the button Add another user to this PC and, if you intend to use a Microsoft account, follow the wizard to log into it and set it up on your computer.
If you want, instead, to create a "local" profile and disconnected from any online account, click on the link I don't have this person's login information and repeat the operation on the item Add a user without a Microsoft account. At this point, fill out the next form by entering the username and password of the new administrator, indicates the Questions and answers to use in case of lost password and click the button forward.
Once this step has been completed, click onprofile icon just created, then on the button Change account type and move the drop-down menu Account type on the option CEO.
To enter the account of the new administrator, now right click on the button Start, I accessed the menu Close or sign out> Sign out and, arrived at the login screen, click on the name of the Profile just created (located at the bottom left) and enter the login password specified above.
At the first login, you will be asked to perform the initial configuration of the profile, indicating whether to activate or not Cortana, Vocal recognition, automatic recognition telemetry and so on.
Once you have accessed the new profile as administrator, you can, if you wish, completely delete the old one: to proceed, right-click on the button Start, choose the item Settings from the menu that is proposed to you and move to the sections Account e Family and other users of the window displayed on the screen. Next, click on name of the account you want to delete, press the button Remove and specify if keep accounts and data or not, using the buttons displayed on the screen.
This procedure will completely (or partially, depending on your choice) delete the old administrator account from the computer, but will not affect any Microsoft account associated with the profile (which, in fact, will continue to be used). If it were your intention to get rid of it, freely consult my guide on how to delete Microsoft account, in which I have indicated all the steps necessary to complete this operation.
If you need additional information about changing an administrator account on Windows 10, the specific guide I made on the subject may be useful.
How to Change Windows 7 PC Administrator
The steps for change administrator on a Windows 7 PC they are very similar to those already seen for Windows 10; in this case, however, the entire procedure must be performed by Control Panel.
As a first operation, therefore, open the Control Panel by recalling it from Start menu Windows 7 (accessible by clicking on the windows flag located at the bottom left), then go to the section Add or remove user accounts, by pressing on the homonymous item: if you do not see it, activate the display By category acting on the menu View by, located in the upper right corner of the window.
Next, click on the entry Create new account (below), type the account name in the appropriate text field, put the check mark next to the item Administrator and click sul bottone Create account, to add the profile to the system.
Subsequently, to protect the account with a password, click on the name of the newly created user, then on the entry Create password and enter, in the appropriate fields, the password to be used to access the system. Finally, click on the button Create password, to conclude and save the new access key.
To access the new account immediately, click on Start button of Windows 7, move the mouse over the button ► located next to the item Shut down the system (or any other preset option) and click on the item Disconnect located in the menu that opens. Once you reach the login screen, click on the name of the new administrator, enter the relative access password and that's it!
After entering the new profile, you can delete the old computer administrator in a very easy way: go back to the Control Panel Windows, click on the item Add or remove user accounts and then on name of the profile to be deleted.
Now, click on the item Delete account and choose if keep or delete files of the user, using the appropriate keys displayed on the screen. Finally, confirm your willingness to proceed by clicking on the button Delete account.
How to Change PC Administrator Without Password
If you need to change administrator on a Windows PC referred do not remember the access password, you might try to circumvent the keyword request by using a program designed for this purpose, such as KON BOAT.
KON-BOOT is a small operating system that can be booted from a USB key that allows, in a completely automatic way, to temporarily delete the password from a Windows account, in order to allow the addition of a new profile. I told you about KON-BOOT and other solutions to bypass the Windows password in my specific guide on the subject.
However, I would like to remind you that unauthorized access to accounts or profiles held by third parties represents one strong violation of privacy and it could even become aprosecutable criminal action: for this reason, I urge you to perform this operation only as a last resort and with the sole intent of accessing a account owned by you of which, however, you do not remember the access credentials. Remember that I will not hold myself responsible for the reckless use you may make of the suggestions I have provided you.
How to Change Mac Administrator
It is your intention change administrator on Mac, you have to act quite similar to what we have seen so far: the first step you have to take is to create the new administrator profile, then access it and possibly completely delete the old administrator of the computer.
To be able to do this, first reach out to the System preference, by clicking on the icon to formgear placed on the Dock bar, access the section Users and groups, click here padlock located at the bottom left and, when prompted, enter the current password Mac Admin, to enable changes.
At this point, click on your button [+], located under the list of active user profiles, and fill in the proposed form with the necessary information: set the drop-down menu New account on the item CEO, specifies il full name of the user who will use the account, enter the account name (it will be the same as the home folder), type a password (twice) and, if you wish, write a short tip to remind you in case of problems.
When you are done, click on the button Create utente, in order to complete the creation of the new administrator: after a few seconds, the newly created profile should appear in the list of users in the system, accompanied by the words CEO.
Once the account has been created, all you have to do is log out of the old profile and access the new one: to do so, click on the Apple menu (the one with the symbol of apple) located at the top left, choose the item Log out of [name] e premium pulsating Log out, to immediately log out (which, otherwise, will be completed after 60 seconds).
Once again at the login screen, select the previously created profile by clicking on the relative icon, enter the relative one password and make the first configuration of the profile (privacy settings, Apple ID, appearance and so on) using the practical wizard that is proposed to you.
At this point, if you wish, you can permanently get rid of the previous administrative account (as long as you know the password): to be able to do this, log back in to the System preferenceclicca sull'icona Users and groups and enable the changes by clicking on padlock located at the bottom left and entering the password for the user in use.
Once this is done, you just have to select the administrative profile to get rid of, by clicking on its name, and press the button [-] located just below the list of users: specify if save the home folder to a disk image, don't change it or delete it, placing the check mark next to the item you think is most appropriate, and click on the button Delete user to delete the old administrator from the Mac.