How to create a local user account in Windows 10

There is a number of benefits of using Microsoft Account. But in some cases you may want to create a local user account in Windows 10. And it is very easy. Read our step-by-step guide below.

How to create a local user account on Windows 10

Open the Control Panel:

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In Small Icons view select User accounts:

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Click on Manage another account link:

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Click on Add a new user in PC settings:

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Click on Add someone else on this PC:

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Lick on I don’t have this person’s sign-in information:

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Select Add a user without a Microsoft account:

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Fill in the credentials of the new user account and press Next:

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If you want new user to be admin on this PC, click on the account, select Change account type:

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Select Administrator and pree OK:

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How to create a local user account in Windows 10 using command prompt?

To add a new user account:

1. Launch an elevated command prompt.

2. Then type the command:

net user Username Password /add

Example:

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If you wish new user to be admin type the following:

net localgroup administators Username /add

Example:

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