Changing Administrator user accounts to Standard user accounts on Windows

If your child creates a new Windows user account and logs onto the computer with that account, Norton Family cannot monitor the child's activity. To prevent new Windows user account creation, you must ensure that your child has a Standard user account.

If your child's Windows user account has Administrator privileges, you must change it to a Standard user account.

To change Administrator accounts to Standard accounts on Windows

  1. Do one of the following:

    • On Windows Vista and Windows 7, on the Start menu, click Control Panel, and then click User Accounts.

    • On Windows 8 or later, on the Start screen, search and open Control Panel.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • On Windows Vista and Windows 7, click User Accounts, and then click the account that you want to change.

    • On Windows 8 or later, click User Accounts and Family Safety, click User Accounts, and then click Change account type.

  3. If you are prompted for administrator password, type the password for confirmation.

  4. Click the account that you want to change and then click Change the account type.

  5. Choose Standard and then click Change Account Type.

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DOCID: v40467375_NF_Help_en_us
Operating System: Windows, iOS, Android
Last modified: 07/11/2016