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Can't Change Account Type Windows 10 | How to Fix

Do you want to change account type in Windows 10 but failed? This article will list the possible reasons why you can’t change account type Windows 10 and effective solutions that you can use to fix them.

  1. Part 1: Fix Yes button disabled in UAC in Windows 10
  2. Part 2: Fix administrator password forgot in Windows 10
  3. Part 3: Fix "Change account type" greyed out in Windows 10

Failed to change account type in Windows 10? Just go on to follow the passage and find solutions to fix.

Part 1: Fix Yes button disabled in UAC in Windows 10

If the UAC dialog pops up but the Yes button is greyed out while you run Control Panel or Command Prompt to change account type in Windows 10, it means that there is no available administrator account in Windows 10 now. In order to continue to change account type, you just could create a new admin account for Windows 10 even without admin rights at first.

yes button greyed out in UAC dialog

The best way to create a new admin account on Windows 10 without login

Step 1: Prepare third-party tool iSunshare Windows 10 Password Genius.

Find the powerful tool iSunshare Windows 10 Password Genius and install, run on an accessible computer. It is worth trying while you have lost access to Windows 10 computer but want to reset forgotten user password or create new administrator account.

prepare isunshar tool to add new admin account

Step 2: Burn its iso image file into a bootable USB flash drive.

A bootable USB flash drive or CD-ROM is allowed to burn the iSunshare Windows 10 Password Genius. But USB flash drive seems more common and convenient. Remember to make a backup of data saved in the USB drive before beginning burning.

burn iso image file into usb

Step 3: Create a new admin account on locked Windows 10.

Boot your Windows 10 computer from USB drive and Windows 10 Password Genius will run on it. Click on the option Add User and you could add a new admin account to locked Windows 10. At last, don’t forget to reboot computer from hard drive normally, then the new admin account will be available.

create new admin account with isunshare tool

 

Part 2: Fix administrator password forgot in Windows 10

If the UAC dialog appears and asks you to type and administrator password to continue, you should choose one and enter its password. Otherwise, you would be rejected. So if you forgot administrator password in Windows 10, what you should do is to reset Windows 10 administrator password at first when you decide to change account type in Windows 10.

require administrator password in UAC windows 10

Following the part 1, you will find iSunshare Windows 10 Password Genius also provides the option "Reset Password" for you to reset Windows 10 administrator password.

reset windows 10 forgotten administrator password

Tips: 2 Ways to Remove Windows 10 Administrator Password If Forgot It

 

Part 3: Fix Windows 10 "Change Account Type" greyed out

If the option "Change account type" is greyed out in Windows 10 while you try to change account type in Control Panel, please try another alternative way, such as Command Prompt or Computer Management, PC settings as long as you have a workable admin account. Nothing will be problem.

windows 10 change account type greyed out

Note: Probably the user account type has been the one you want to change, so the option "Change Account Type" is disabled. Try to select the other account type and see whether it is still greyed out.

After logging into Windows 10 with an admin account, please run Command Prompt, Control Panel, Computer Management, or open PC settings to change account type in Windows 10 as you like, such as change standard user to administrator in Windows 10.

 

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