By Delia / Last update January 28, 2022

Many users may have encountered a situation where they are prompted for administrator privileges when running or deleting certain files. Even if your account is already an administrator and you have the option to perform the operation as an administrator, it is quite annoying to do so every time. So you may want to remove the permission restrictions. So how can you turn off administrator privileges on Windows 10?

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How to disable administrator privilege in Windows 10

1. First, press "Windows + R" to open the Run window, type "gpedit.msc" in the text box and press Enter key to open the Local Group Policy Editor.

2. In the Local Group Policy Editor, click "Computer Configuration" - "Windows Settings" - "Windows Settings" - "Security Settings" - "Local Policies" - "Security Options".

3. Then, find the "Accounts: Administrator account status" on the right side of the interface, if the status reads "Enabled", you need to disable it.

4. Double-click "Accounts: Administrator account status", in the popping out Properties window, click "Disabled", and hit "Apply" and “OK” to confirm the setting.

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Back to the list, we can see that the administrator status has been disabled, indicating that it has been successful.