Adding Local User Accounts to Windows 10

This brief tutorial shows student and users how to add additional users to Windows 10 computers.

With Windows 10, things have changed a bit and new users are confused about some of these changes. The confusion comes from the new look and feel of the new Windows 10 operating system.

The traditional way many used to are somehow 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 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.

Step 1: To go Windows 10 Settings page

Many of Windows 10 tasks can be performed from its setting page. To access the settings page, click Start –> Settings as shown in the image below.

windows 10 default apps installation location

On the settings page, click Accounts

windows adding user accounts

Step 2: Adding local user accounts

On the Account page, select Family & other people from the left links as shown in the image below, then click Add someone else to this PC.

windows additional accounts

On the next page, you’ll see a prompt asking for the user email address or phone. If you wish to create a Microsoft online account, then type those and click.

However, we’re creating local accounts and not a Microsoft online account. To do that, click I don’t have this person’s sign-in information.

windows 10 local user accounts

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 10 local accounts

On this last page is where you create the user account name as as well as a password for the account.

windows 10 local account settings

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.

This is how to create a local account on Windows 10 PC.


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