How Do I Delete Full Administrator Privileges On Windows 11?

How Do I Delete Full Administrator Privileges On Windows 11?

Hi @Michael_Wiggs,

You used the word “delete,” so I am not sure exactly what you mean. However, based on your use of the word “full”, I will assume that you mean removing administrator privilege from someone’s account on a |Windows 11 PC.

If you want to remove someone’s administrator privilege from a Windows 11 PC, follow the steps below:

  1. Log in to the Windows 11 PC with another account that has administrator privilege
  2. Then, right-click the Windows 11 Start menu and select Computer Management


  3. When Computer Management opens, scroll down to Local Users and Groups and expand it


  4. When Local Users and Groups opens, click on the Users node. Then, double-click the user you want to remove administrator privilege from on the details pane. In this example, I want to remove administrator privilege from “victor123”


  5. When the users account properties open, click the “Member” Of tab


  6. Finally, to remove full administrator privileges from a user in Windows 11, click on Administrators; then, at the bottom, click Remove. You’ll receive a confirmation request - confirm the action - then when you finish, click OK (labeled 3 in the screenshot below)


The steps above will remove the user’s administrator privilege from Windows 11, but it will not delete the user’s account from the computer.

If you wish to delete the user’s account from Windows 11, from step 4 above, proceed as follows:

  1. Right-click the user you want to delete from the Windows 11 PC and select Delete.


  2. Windows 11 will require you to confirm the user delete action. To confirm that you want to delete the user from the Windows 11 PC, click, Yes.


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Thank you!

Victor, Thanks for your expertise. Very helpful guidance.
Sometimes when I open windows or Microsoft files or actions a restrictions window opens that states “I do not have Administrator privileges to continue”. Victor, All I want to do is turn off the windows and microsoft administrator restrictions so that I can have full access and open any windows file or Microsoft folder on my newer Dell Precision 3451 laptop. Any additional advice will be most appreciated. Thanks, and stay safe, Michael

Hi @Michael_Wiggs,

Have you confirmed that you sign in to the laptop with an account with administrator privileges? If you are signed in with an account with administrator privileges, when you open a file that triggers “I do not have Administrator privileges to continue”, you should have an option to confirm and continue.