change administrator windows 8.1laptop

  tonyq 13:12 07 Dec 2014
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Hi my son recently bought a Toshiba laptop Windows 8.1, which I set up for him. When setting it up I used my Microsoft account. Not thinking at that moment it made me the administrator, I then made an account for my son which I believe is not a administrator. Is it possible to change this making both accounts an administrator?,or what would be the best thing to do? and how to do it. Thanks in advance.

  Gordon Freeman 15:54 07 Dec 2014

Google: change admin a/c win 8.1

This site won't let me post you the answer as it thinks it's spam, but try the 1st or 2nd google result at 'softwareok'

  rdave13 15:59 07 Dec 2014

Log in with your account (Admin) then open Control Panel, find User Accounts then select Manage another account. Click on your son's account then select Change the account type. Click the Administrator's button then click on the Change Account Type tab.

  tonyq 13:45 08 Dec 2014

Thank you both for your help, will hopefully use your advice the next time we are at his house.

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