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Create a local user or administrator account in Windows 10

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Here's how to create another account on your PC for a child or someone else who doesn't have a Microsoft account. Once you create a password for a local account, don't forget it—there is no way to recover a lost password for local accounts.

  • On Windows 10 Home and Windows 10 Professional editions:

    • Select the Start  button, then select Settings  > Accounts > Family & other people > Add someone else to this PC.

    • Enter a user name, password, password hint, and then select Next.

  • On Windows 10 Enterprise edition:

    • Select the Start  button, then select Settings  > Accounts > Other people > Add someone else to this PC.

    • At the bottom of the page, select I don’t have this person’s sign-in information, and at the bottom of the next page, select Add a user without a Microsoft account.

    • Enter a user name, password, password hint, and then select Next.

  • To make the new account an administrator account, select Start  > Settings  > Account Family & other people (orOther people, if you're using Windows 10 Enterprise), and select Change account type. Under Account type, selectAdministrator > OK. Restart your machine and sign in with the new administrator account.

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