Windows 10 Tutorials 24 – Local Account

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Welcome to our Windows 10 tutorial series.

We will be spending time walking you through the ins and outs of Windows 10.

Here are the details of a local user account, and how to set it up.

As plainly evident, a local account is the type of account that’s only available from your own personal computer. Sort of like how things were in Windows 7 and before.

The most basic of accounts, any settings you configure for your software, apps, desktop, taskbar, Start Menu, backgrounds, Internet Explore favorites and other such customizations are applied and saved only on a given computer.

Your profile is stored locally, and only available on a single computer.

Now, this is fine if you really only use one PC or don’t heavily customize your environment. But if you use multiple Windows 10 computers (at work, home) or tablets, or even a Windows 10 for Phones smartphone, then you will have to create separate profiles on each device.

And then download apps separately.

More importantly though, your settings will not be synchronized between various computers, and accessing SkyDrive through Windows 10 will also be limiting.

If you want all this, then the next type of account is what you need.

Tutorials Account Local

Manage your local user account from here

The Accounts panel above shows the currently logged in account, its privileges (Administrator, in this case), as well as the ability to change your picture, either by browsing for an image file or capturing one via the Camera.

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