Checking to see if you're an Admin on PC

Written By Sharon Johnson (Super Administrator)

Updated at May 12th, 2020

Try this to see if you're an Admin

Here's how to quickly find out if the account you're using is an Administrator or not:

  1. Click on the Start button, the Start Menu will pop up.
  2. Right-click the name (or icon, depending on the version Windows 10) of the current account, located at the top left part of the Start Menu, then click on Change account settings.
  3. The Settings window will pop up and under the name of the account if you see the word "Administrator" then it is an Administrator account.


  1. Determining your account type
    1. To determine your account type with the Settings app, use these steps:


    1. Open Settings.
    2. Click Accounts.
    3. Click Your info.
    4. Under the "Your info" section, if it reads Administrator under your name, then the account is Administrator. Otherwise, if you don't see anything, it's a Standard user account type.

    5. For further information: 


    1. https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/office/check-if-you-have-local-admin-rights-to-install-office-edc2f78a-e6b7-4041-917b-8136afb0a654

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