How to Create Administrator Account in Windows 10 (3 easiest ways)
The best method for resolving Windows account problems is to create another account with administrator rights. If the account you used every day damaged or your password forgotten. Also, you can log in to the alternate administrator account to resolve the issues. In this article, we show you 3 ways to create a new administrator account in Windows 10.
Method 1: Create an administrator account from the command prompt
- To start, you must open an elevated command prompt in Windows 10. Press the Windows key + X to open the shortcut menu and click Command Prompt (administrator).
- Enter the following commands to create a new local account, and then assign it to the Administrators group. Replace Jack with the name of your new local administrator account.
net user jack /add
net localgroup Administrators jack /add
3. Now you’ve successfully added a new local administrator account in Windows 10.
Method 2: Create Administrator Account from PC Settings
- Click on Start button to open Start menu. Then Select Settings.
2. The PC Settings window should open. then Click on Accounts.
3. the left panel, click on the Family & others tab. And then Next click on Add someone else to this PC.
4. Enter the name for your new local account, also, password and password hint. Click Next.
5. Once you’ve clicked Next, then you’ll be taken back to the Accounts screen and but now you can see the new account. By default, the newly-created account is a standard/limited account. Further, From there click on the new user account you just created and then Change account type.
6. When the pop-up window appears, then change the account type from Standard User to Administrator and click OK.
7. So, this was about how to add a new administrator user account in Windows 10 computer.
Method 3: Create Administrator Account from the Local Users and Groups Console
- Press the Windows key + R to open the Run box. Type lusrmgr.msc and then press Enter.
2. When the Local Users and Groups console opens, right-click on Users on the left panel and then select New User….
3. Type the name for your new local account, also, password. Uncheck the “User must change password at next logon” option. Click on Create and then Close.
4. Now you can see the newly-create account on the right panel. It’s a limited account and we need to add it to the Administrators group. Double-click on the new account.
5. When the Properties window opens, then click on the Add button.
6. In the Select Groups window, type Administrators into the object names box. then Click OK.
7. Now you’ll see your new account is also a member of the Administrators group. then Click Apply for the changes to take effect.
8. Reboot or log off. You can then sign in to your new administrator account and perform admin tasks.