How to Create Local User Account in Windows

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How to Create Local User Account in Windows

Whenever I do a fresh windows installation on my laptop usually I used to synchronize my outlook email for creating an account during the process. But later personally I face many issues. Then I decided to add additional local accounts. As per Microsoft documentation, we should follow all the below-listed steps. [ref.]


To create a local user account

  1. Select Start > Settings > Accounts and then select Family & other users. (In some versions of Windows you’ll see Other users.)
  2. Select Add someone else to this PC.
  3. Select I don’t have this person’s sign-in information, and on the next page, select Add a user without a Microsoft account.
  4. Enter a username, password, or password hint—or choose security questions—and then select Next.

Then to change a local user account to an administrator account

  1. Select Start  > Settings  > Accounts .
  2. Under Family & other users, select the account owner name (you should see “Local Account” below the name), then select Change account type.
  3. Under Account type, select Administrator, and then select OK.
  4. Sign in with the new administrator account.

Now I have a question !! Why did Microsoft documentation explain such a small thing in so many steps?


Simply we can create a local account on windows 10 by following the few below steps.

1. Open Computer Management


2. Right-click on the ‘Users’ on the left panel of Computer Management and select New User.

3. A window will open, fill the required information, and click on Create. Local login is ready to use.

4. To change a local user account to an administrator account, select Group from the left panel of Computer Management.

5. On the right panel, double-click on the ‘Administrators’ group > click on ‘Add’ > find and select the login > click ‘OK’. It’s done!!

6. Recheck by double-clicking on the ‘Administrators’ group.

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