How to Create a Local User Account on Windows 10

based on that you will get personalized settings, your emails will sync automatically, accessing Windows App store and more. But what if you want to log in to Windows with a local account instead? In a situation where somebody does not have Microsoft account, in that case, the administrator can easily create a local user account on Windows 10 for them.

How to Create a Local User Account on Windows 10

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Method 1: Create a Local User Account using Windows 10 Settings

To start with this process, first, you have to log in to your Windows 10 with admin access. Once you are logged in, follow the steps.

1.Open Start Menu, click on the User icon and choose the Change account settings option.

 Family and Other Users from the left-hand menu.

3.Here you need to click on Add someone else to this PC option.

4.On the next screen when Windows Prompts to fill the box, you don’t need to type Email or phone number rather you need to click on “I don’t have this person’s sign in information” option.

5.On the next screen, you need to click on Add a User without a Microsoft account link on the bottom.

6.Now type the name of the person in the box below “Who’s going to use this PC” and type password under “Make it Secure” heading.

Note: You can set three security questions in order to recover your password in case you forget the password of this account.

7.Once finished, finally click Next. 

Switch to the newly created Local User Account

click on the newly created local account username.

Login to the New Local User Account

For the first time login, Windows takes some time to set up your account. 

Method 2: Change the Account Type

When you create a new user account, it is by default, Standard user account, which is important from a security perspective. However, if you want to change it to an administrator account, you can easily do so. Make sure that you do not need to change the account type for someone whom you don’t trust. 

1.Press Windows Key + I to open Settings then click on Accounts. 

2.Next, navigate to Accounts > Family & Other Users.

3.Choose the account name that you have created and click on Change account type option.

4.Now from the “Account type” drop-down select Administrator and click OK.

Method 3: Remove a Local User Account

In case you want to delete a local user account, just follow the below steps.

1.Press Windows Key + I to open Settings then click on Accounts.

Family & Other Users.

3.Next, click on the Account name which you want to remove and click on the Remove button.

Note: When you delete a user account, all its related data will be deleted. Therefore, if you want to secure the data of that user account, you need to take a backup.

Method 4: Convert a Microsoft Account to a Local User Account

If you have signed in to your device with your Microsoft account, you can convert it to a local user account, if you want using the following steps:

1.Search for Settings in Windows search then click on it.

2.Click on Accounts section under the Settings app.

3.From the left pane, you need to click on Your Info section.

4.Here you need to click on Sign in with a local account instead option.

5.Enter the password for your Microsoft account and click Next.

6.Now you will need to Enter Password and Reenter the password including the Password hint then click on Next.

7.Finally, click on Sign out and Finish option.

Hopefully, by following the above given detailed methods of creating, deleting and converting your accounts, you will be able to get your job done.


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I hope this article was helpful and you can now easily Create a Local Account on Windows 10, but if you still have any questions regarding this tutorial then feel free to ask them in the comment’s section.