Saturday, October 06, 2012

Windows 8, how to change a new account to administrator

I used a particular online account (for example, account1@hotmail.com) to sign in and use Windows 8. Account1@hotmail.com has administrator privileges.

When I sign in with account2@hotmail.com and go to the user account metro control panel I can't find an option to make it an administrator. You have to use the older desktop style administrator panel to switch the account from a standard user to administrator.

1. Windows key + X, and then control panel
2. Under users, there should be the option "Change account type".
3. Change account2@hotmail.com to administrator and you're done.