How Do I Allow User Admin Priveleges for Their Own Computer?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by imgain, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. imgain

    imgain New Member

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    I was kind of thrown into the issue of allowing a user to have admin rights on their own system, eg., download various programs like Firefox, Adobe stuff, and before I go in to muddle things up, I must ask how to do this.....

    Many thanks in advance.

    imgain
     
  2. Trouble

    Trouble Noob Whisperer

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    Hello and welcome to the forums.
    Open the control panel and near the top right hand corner use the drop down arrow (View by:) and choose small icons.
    Then the User Accounts applet
    Then from the left side Choose the "Manage Another Account" link
    Select the account name you wish to alter and then
    From the left column choose the "Change the account type" link and then
    Select the "Administrator" radio button and then click the "Change Account Type" button.
    That should do it. Of course you will need to be logged onto the machine as a local administrator in order to make these changes.
    Regards
    Randy
     

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