Administrator rights

Updated: 02/27/2019 by Computer Hope

Having administrator rights (sometimes shortened to admin rights) means a user has privileges to perform most, if not all, functions within an operating system on a computer. These privileges can include such tasks as installing software and hardware drivers, changing system settings, installing system updates. They can also create user accounts and change their passwords.


A single computer can have more than one administrator account.

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