How to check if you have admin rights for Windows 10

In Windows, there are two types of the account by default, Standard User and Administrator. Though Standard users can do most of the things, including installing software and settings which apply to his or her account, they are still restricted for advance usage. In this post, we will share how you can check if you have admin rights on Windows 10 or the previous version of Windows.

Windows User Accounts

How to check if you have admin rights for Windows 10

Admin users can change network settings, remote reboot, or setting timed login for other user accounts or create hidden tasks.

  1. Check your Account
  2. Three Click Check
  3. Using the isAdmin App

1] Check your Account Type in Windows

Go to Control Panel > User Accounts or Settings > Accounts >Your Info.

It will open your account dashboard. Here if you see Standard User under your account name, then you do not have any administrator right. Accounts with Administrator labels have admin rights. Below is a sample.

admin rights Windows 10

The Guest account is another type of account that is generally used for users who access your computer once in a while, e.g., Your neighbor, whose machine might just have broken.

2] Three Click Check

Start Menu > Settings > System > About > System Info. Look for Sections which says Computer Name, Domain, and Workgroup Settings. Right next to it there is a link which says  ‘Change Settings.’ If that is enabled for you, you have admin rights else not.

admin rights Windows 10

An alternate way is to go to the System info is to type Control Panel\System and Security\System in the run prompt, and hit the Enter key.

3] isAdmin App checks Admin Rights

IsAdmin is a simple application that lets you know if you have admin rights in Windows 10. All you need to do is run it, and you would see the green or red colored window. Red means you don’t, and green means you have.

admin rights Windows 10

However, even to run this, you need is a bit of privilege. It should work for most of the standard user unless otherwise restricted by the administrator itself.

I am sure there are more ways to find admin privileges for a Windows account. Which one do you use?


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