Unable to Change Administrator Status in Control Panel

I'm having this problem where I go to Control Panel, to users, to my user, then to change account type, and my account status is Standard user. If I try to select the Administrator, the apply button grays out. I'm in the Administrators group, I know this. I enabled the local Administrator account and checked it's status. It was a Standard user as well. I tried to turn off UAC, the same issue persists. Does anyone know where to go from here?

what version of windows?

hope this helps


It's just Win7 Home Prem.

Open an elevated Command Prompt and run the following command:

net localgroup administrators John /add

Replace John with the name of your desired account. This should promote your standard account to an administrator.