Windows 10 Tutorials 104 – How to Setup a New Local Account

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Welcome to our series of Microsoft Windows 10 tutorials that help you understand the features of this new operating system by Microsoft.

This tutorial will show you how to setup a new local account in Windows 10.

In Windows 10 you can either create a Local Account or a Microsoft Account depending on your requirements. For a family members or a guest user, you will probably want to setup a Local Account.

In Windows 10 by default you get the option of creating a Microsoft Account. You can create a Local Account by following the steps described below:

How to Setup a New Local Account Using Setting App in Windows 10:

  1. Open the Settings app, and click on the Accounts option.
  2. From the options on the left hand side, click on Family & other users.
  3. On the right side panel click on the Add someone else on this PC button.
    How to Setup a New Local Account
  4. Click on The person I want to add doesn’t have an email address link.
    How to Setup a New Local Account
  5. Click on the Add a user without a Microsoft account link.
    How to Setup a New Local Account
  6. Enter the username, password and hint question for the new account.
    How to Setup a New Local Account
  7. Click Next to finish.

How to Setup a New Local Account From Control Panel in Windows 10:

  1. Open Control Panel (small icons view), and click on the User accounts option.
  2. Click on the Manage another account link.
  3. Click on the Add a new user in PC settings link and you will be redirected to step 3 in above method.
    How to Setup a New Local Account
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