How to Add a New User to Windows 11

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This post shows student and users how to add new local users to Windows 11 computers.

Windows 11 comes with many cool features and refreshing new graphical interface, including centered Start menu and taskbar, rounded corners windows, themes and colors that make any Windows device stand out. These fancy changes can also confuse students and new users.

Old ways that most are familiar with are buried deep and hidden from the average users. Now there are news ways to do things and we’re going to show you here.

To do any administrative task in Windows 11 requires administrative rights. You must be an administrator or remember of the administers group. Additional user account is an administrative task which requires administrative rights. You can not add users account if you’re are not an administrator.

Also, when you’re a student and new user and you want to learn how to use Windows, the easiest place to start is Windows 11. Windows 11 is a major release of the Windows NT operating system developed by Microsoft. Windows 11 is the successor to Windows 10 and it’s expected to be released later this year.

To get started with adding new users to Windows 11, follow the steps below:

Add new users from System Settings

Windows 11 has a centralized location for majority of its settings. From system configurations to creating new users and updating Windows, all can be done from its System Settings pane.

To get to System Settings, you can use the Windows key + i shortcut or click on Start ==> Settings as shown in the image below:

windows 11 settings button

Alternatively, you can use the search box on the taskbar and search for Settings. Then select to open it.

Windows Settings pane should look similar to the image below. In Windows Settings, click Accounts, select Family & other users on the right pane of your screen shown in the image below.

windows 11 family other users

On the Family & other uses settings page, under Other users, click the Add account button highlighted below. Windows 11 will automatically opt to create a Microsoft online account for the new user.

windows 11 add users

Windows automatically tries to sign you up for a Microsoft online account. Microsoft account is an online email address and password that you use with, Hotmail, Office, OneDrive, Skype, Xbox, and Windows.

If you want to add a Microsoft account, then you can type in the user email address and continue.

To create a new local account, click I don’t have this person’s sign-in information.

windows 11 skip microsoft account

Next, Microsoft still wants you to create an online account. Again, we’re not creating online accounts here. To continue creating local account, click Add a user without a Microsoft account link as shown below.

windows 11 user without microsoft account

Next, type in the user name and create a password. You’ll also have to create password hints to you can reset it in cases where you forget it.

windows 11 local account creation

Finally, click Next to complete the user account creation. From here you can log off or restart the computer and a new user account should display on the logon screen.

windows new account


This post showed you how to create a new Windows 11 local account. If you find any error above, please use the comment form below to report.

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