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Create a New Local User Account in Windows 10


Create A New Local User Account In Windows 10

First, you’ll need to access your user account settings. Note that in Windows 10, that this is a separate beast from the “User Accounts” Control Panel entry.

Press Windows+I to bring up the Settings app, and then click “Accounts.”

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On the Accounts page, switch to the “Family & other people” tab, and then click the “Add someone else to this PC” button. You may be tempted by the “Add a family member” button, but that feature requires setting up an online Microsoft account and assigning members to your family. It’s a useful feature that allows you to monitor a child’s account, but not what we’re after here.

In the Microsoft Account window that pops up, you’ll be steered toward creating an online Microsoft account. Ignore the prompt to provide an email or phone number. Instead click the “I don’t have this person’s sign-in information” link at the bottom.

On the next page, Windows will suggest that you create an online account. Again, ignore all this and click the “Add a user without a Microsoft account” link at the bottom.

If you’ve created new accounts in Windows 7 and previous versions, the next screen will look familiar to you. Type a username, password, and password hint, and then click “Next.”

After clicking “Next”, you’re kicked back to the Accounts screen you saw earlier, but your new user account should now be listed. The first time someone signs in using the account, Windows will create user folders and finish setting things up.

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