Having different accounts on a shared PC lets multiple people use the same device, all while giving everyone their own sign-in info, plus access to their own files, browser favorites, and desktop settings.
When you add an account in Windows, it will be a standard user account by default.
Standard UserÂ – Standard user accounts are good for everyday usage, and can be a local account or Microsoft account. Standard user accounts can use most apps and change system settings that do not affect other users. If any action that requires elevated rights is attempted while signed in as a standard user, Windows will display aÂ UACÂ prompt for the password of an administrator for approval. IfÂ UACÂ is set to “Never notify”, then a standard user will automatically be denied the elevated action.
AdministratorÂ – Administrator accounts have complete access to the PC and can make any desired changes. Administrators can be a local account or Microsoft account. If any action that requires elevated rights is attempted while signed in as an administrator, Windows will display aÂ UACÂ prompt for the administrator to confirm (Yes or No) using full administrator rights.
This tutorial will show you how to change the account type of users to be either a standard user or administrator in Windows 11.