How to know if you are logged in as Administrator

Here is how you can check whether you are logged in as administrator or any other admin equivalent account in windows.

The procedure to find out whether you are logged in as admin or admin equivalent account is different for different version of windows operating system.

For Windows 7

  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Select User Accounts and Family Safety.
  4. Select User Accounts.
  5. On the right of the User Accounts window, you should see your account name, account icon and a description listed.
  6. If the word "Administrator" is in your account’s description, then you are an administrator.  If you see "Standard user," then you are not and administrator and will need to log in as a different user.

For Windows Vista

  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Make sure your Control Panel window is in Classic View, by insuring that "Classic View" is selected, on the left side of the window.
  4. In the Control Panel window, double click on User Accounts.
  5. You will see information about your account in the window, like this:
  6. On the right of the User Accounts window, you should see your account name, account icon and a description listed.
  7. If the word "Administrator" is in your account’s description, then you are an administrator. If you see "Standard user," then you are not an administrator and will need to log in as a different user.

For Windows XP, Windows Server 2003

  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. In the Control Panel window, double click on the User Accounts icon.
  4. In the lower half of the User Accounts window (under the "or pick an account to change" heading), find your user account.
  5. If the words "Computer administrator" are in your account’s description, then you are an administrator. If you see "Limited user," then you are not an administrator and will need to log in as a different user.
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