How Do I Set Up a New Local User Account Under Windows 10?

Being a windows user, you must have updated your Operating System at some point in time, and with every update, the local user automatically switches to the new Windows 10. If you want to add a local user account to your Windows 10 computer, you might want to keep reading this risewindows article.

Rather than creating a secondary account, users use only one admin account to manage their system, sometimes sharing this account among multiple users, which is very dangerous to your computer’s security.

Therefore, you should create a different account so you won’t mix them up. You can use both and be logged into the primary account with administrator privileges. In this way, you won’t have to compromise the security of your computer.

How do I configure my new local user account on Windows 10?

Step 1: Go to the settings on your computer. And then navigate to Accounts.

Alternatively, you can press Windows + I simultaneously to do so.

Step 2: In the Accounts window, click on “Family and other users.”

Step 3: Click on “Add someone else to this PC” from the right-side pane.

Step 4: You will now be directed to create a Microsoft Online account. You will find a field requiring you to enter the e-mail or phone number. You need to click on the “I do not have this login information” link.

Step 5: You will be offered to create an online account. Navigate to ‘Add a user without a Microsoft account.



Step 6: Fill in the details like a username, password, three security questions, and answers. Once you’ve filled up all that, click on Next.

Step 7: Once you do that, the “Family and other users” window will appear on your screen. You will find your new account listed there. The setup will be completed after creating user folders for you.

The newly created local user account will have limited functions since new apps won’t be installed and will make no administrative changes. However, you can give administrative privileges by clicking on the user account.

In the next window, go to the “change account type”:-

Use it to switch the Standard User account to the Admin account.

That is it.

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