Windows Vista™ allows the administrator or a user with administrator rights to create, delete or change existing user accounts. For example, if you are the main administrator and want to change another user with administrator rights, to a standard user you can do so by following these steps.
To Change A User Account Type
- Click the Start button located in the lower-left corner of the Windows Vista desktop.
- Then click on Control Panel.
- In the Control Panel, click on User Accounts and Family Safety.
- Then click on User Accounts.
- Now click Manage another account.
- If you are prompted for a password or confirmation, enter it or provide confirmation.
- Now click on the user account you want to change.
- Then click on Change the account type.
- Select the account type you want, such as Standard user, Administrator or Guest.
- Then click on Change Account Type.
Note: If you are the computer Administrator, you can not change your own account to a Standard user without first creating another Administrator account. Depending on which version of Windows Vista you have, additional options may be available.