In this article, I will explain how to create a user account in Windows 10 different ways.
If you can't create an account in one of the ways, try another)
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Creating a user account using "Options" Windows 10
This is the easiest way to create a user account in Windows 10.
You need to open start-parameters :
In the parameters you need to open the "Accounts" section
Next, you need to select the "Family and other people" section and click "Add a user of this computer"
Then you can add:
-account Microsoft new user
-local account by clicking "I do not have this person's login information."
In my article, I will show you how to create a local account.
Click on "I do not have login details for this person" :
Now, to create a local account, you need to click on "Add user without an account Microsoft ". But if you change your mind and decide to create a user with an account Microsoft , but the account itself is not, you need to fill in the "Create an account" field
In the next window, you will need to enter a username, a password for his account (two times) and a hint by which the user can remember his password.
The fields in the "ensure security" section are optional, and if you are sure that the new user does not need a password, you can leave them blank.
Attention! Creating an account without a password reduces the security of your PC! If the account does not have a password, any user who is physically near your PC can access it.
Now you need to click the "next" button.
The account is created and the screen returns to the Account Settings menu.
By default, the newly created user has "regular user" rights.
But if you want to make him the administrator of the computer, you need to click on the name of the new user in the "Family and other people" section :
And then click on "Change account type".
A window will open in which you can select the "Administrator" account type and click OK :
All! A local user account with Administrator rights has been created.
You can enter it by clicking on the start menu on the avatar of your account and then clicking on the name of the new account :
Creating a user account in Windows 10 using the command line.
Sometimes it is impossible to create a user account using the "Options" menu, in such cases you can try using the command line.
The easiest way to open the command line, in the search bar, enter CMD and then right-click on "command prompt" and select "Run as administrator" :
Then click "yes"
A command prompt will open as administrator.
In it you need to enter :
net user username password / add
net user username / add
The first method creates a user account with a password, the second without a password.
The account is created with "standard user" rights.
To grant the user created by us with administrator rights, you need to enter the command :
net localgroup Administrators username / add
In English versions of Windows, write "Administrators" instead of "Administrators".
Thus, we have created a local account for a new user with administrator rights.
Creating a user account in Windows 10 using the Local Users and Groups snap-in
Attention! This method is not suitable for Windows 10 Home и Windows 10 Home SL!
The OS edition data does not contain this snap-in.
After entering the command required to run the snap-in, a window appears in these editions :
So! You Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10 Corporate (if you are a representative of an organization).
These OS editions have the Local Users and Groups snap-in.
To open it, you need to enter the command in the search bar :
And choose what appears in the search results
Now in the window that has opened, you need to select the users folder, and click on the display page of this folder with the right mouse button, then select "New User" :
A window for adding a new user will open, in which the field is required
only one "User":
You need to fill in at least it and click the create button.
The user will be created, but the window will not close. To close, you need to click on the close button.
The user will be created with "regular user" rights.
To give him administrator rights (if necessary), you need to right-click on the name of the new user and select "Properties". :
After that, in the "Group Membership" tab, you need to click on the "Add" button
In English versions of Windows, write "Administrators" instead of "Administrators".
Then you need to enter the name of the Administrators group and click OK. .
The user will be added to the Administrators group
All! A new user account with administrator rights has been created.
Create a local user account for a child or other user who does not have their own Microsoft account. If necessary, you can grant this account administrator rights. Offline account is just another term for local account.
When creating your account, remember that choosing a password and saving it are required steps. Since we do not know your password, if you forget or lose it, we will not be able to recover it for you. If you are using Windows 10, version 1803 and later, you can add security questions as described in step 4 of the section Creating a local user account
If you are using Windows 10, version 1803 and later, you can add security questions as described in step 4 of the section
... Using the answers to security questions, you can reset the password for your local Windows 10 account. 1. Select > Start >Options Accounts and click "Family and other users". (Some editions of Windows display the item Other users
.) 2. Select .
Add user for this computer 3. Select an item I do not have this person's login details. and on the next page click .
Add a user without a Microsoft account 4. Enter your username, password, password hint, or select security questions, and then press .
Create another account
Changing a local user account to an administrator account 1. Select >Start >Options 1. Select and in the section Family and other users click the name of the account owner and click .
Change account type 2. In the section Account type select Administrator and press the button .
3. Log in with the new administrator account.
Microsoft account help
How to reset your Microsoft account password
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The benefits of separate accounts in Windows 10 are obvious - for example, you can distinguish between work and play. Next, we will tell you how you can add a new user in the top ten.
Option 1: Microsoft account
In the latest version of the OS from the Redmond company, users are encouraged to use a Microsoft account, which opens access to a number of developer's online services (for example, OneDrive and Outlook), and also facilitates data synchronization. There are several ways to create such an account.
Method 1: "Parameters" The easiest way to solve our problem today is to add an account through the snap-in .
- "Options" Press the keyboard shortcut Win + I to open the window "Parameters" , and go to item .
- "Accounts" Use the link "Family and other users"
- in the side menu. Next, find the block "Other users" and click on the item .
- "Add a user for this computer" The interface for adding an account will appear. Follow this link " .
- I do not have login details for this person " If you want to use an address (already existing) on a third-party mail service, enter it, click "Further"
- and go to step 7. If you want to create an account on one of the Microsoft mail services, select .
"Get a new email address"
Enter your desired name and mail domain, outlook.com and hotmail.com are available.
You will need to enter your first and last name,
as well as home region and date of birth - this information is required to access some services.
- Done - your account has been created. You will be returned to the window from the previous step, where you will take the appropriate actions. If you want to use an address (already existing) on a third-party mail service, enter it, click .
- A tool for adding accounts will appear - enter the display name in it and enter the access password, if required, and then click to open the window On returning to the window Next, find the block pay attention to the category
- the account added by us should appear there. To use it, simply log out and log in under the one created earlier.
This method is the most convenient for those new to Windows 10.
Method 2: "User accounts" The second method for adding a Microsoft account is to use the snap-in .
- "User accounts" The easiest way to open the tool in question is through the tool "Run" : press keys Win + R
, enter the command in the text boxcontrol userpasswords2 and click .
- "OK" In the next window, find and click the button .
- Add to open the window The add interface will appear, the work in which corresponds to the above actions in the window If you want to use an address (already existing) on a third-party mail service, enter it, click .
- : to use external e-mail, enter it, press If you want to use an address (already existing) on a third-party mail service, enter it, click .
Enter your first name, last name, login and password, as well as the country-region and use the button
Now you need to enter additional data such as date of birth and phone number.
- Enter captcha to continue. You can also unsubscribe from Microsoft mailings. If you need to create an account on Microsoft domains, first click on the link .
"Register a new email address"
- Then repeat the steps from the previous step, only at the stage of adding data, come up with a name and select a specific domain for the new e-mail. Click to continue .
This completes the work with the tool in question.
Option 2: Local account
If you are not using Microsoft services or simply do not want to create an online account, you can simply add a local user. This operation can be performed in a large number of ways, the main of which have already been discussed by us earlier.
Lesson: Adding a new local user in Windows 10
Solving some problems
The process of creating new users may interfere with certain problems.
Points of adding users inactive
In some cases, attempts to add accounts are unsuccessful - the system seems to not respond to pressing the corresponding buttons. Often this means that there are strict control of accounting records (UAC) in the system and, therefore, it must be removed.
Read more: Disable UAC in Windows 10
New account added, but by default it still starts the main This means that the system call is not active in the system. Eliminate failure can edit record in .
- "Registry Editor" The easiest way to open the tool in question is through the tool Open the equipment
Enter the queryregedit. and click .
- and press
Go to the next registry branch:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Authentication \ Logonui \ Userswitch In the right part, find the parameter "Enabled"
- And double click on it with the left mouse button. 1Set the value of the parameter and click .
- , Next click Close "Registry Editor"
- And restart the computer - the problem must be solved.
If the above measure did not help, it suggests that you are using the administrator's integrated account. Try to disable it.
Lesson: Disable administrator in Windows 10Thus, we have acquainted you with the methods of creating a new user in Windows 10. There is nothing complicated in this operation, just follow the instructions. We are glad that you could help you solve the problem.
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Add accounts for other family members in Windows 10 can be different. Show five different ways, how to add an account in Windows 10.
- Windows 10: Adding a new user account Open the Start menu in Windows 10 and select Options
- Windows 10: System Parameters Open category Accounts
- Setting up accounts in Windows 10 and in the section Go to category 2. Select .
- Windows 10: Adding a new user By default, Microsoft wants you to add a new user through the Microsoft account. If this is not a problem for you, simply enter it e-mail or phone number used when registering an account, and click Further.
The new user will be added automatically, all its information will be taken from the Microsoft account.
How to create a user in Windows 10 without a Microsoft account?
- If you need to create a user in Windows 10 for a person without Microsoft account, do the following: In the login method selection window, click .
- Windows 10: Creating a local user In the next window, select one of the two options that you are most convenient for: Either create a Microsoft account for humans by entering a name, password and selecting the country, or click .
- Windows 10: Adding a user without Microsoft account 4. Enter your username, password, password hint, or select security questions, and then press The Windows 10 account creation window opens. Enter the name, password, confirmation and prompt, click
Windows 10: Set Local User Password
How to create a user in Windows 10 through the User Account Control utility?
- Another way to add a user to Windows 10 that few people use. It consists in launching the user account control utility. Click on Win + R and in the window Execute enter: control userpasswords2
- Starting User Account Control in Windows 10
Adding a new account in Windows 10
The further procedure is completely similar to that described above - either we add a user with a Microsoft account or without.
How to add a user to Windows 10 through Group Policy? Another way to create an account is to use the control .
- "Local Users and Groups" : press keys Press the keys and in the window , in the window enter: lusrmgr.msc
- and press Enter. Please select Users in the left pane, right-click the user list and click .
- Creating a user through Group Policy Management in Windows 10
Set the parameters for the new user.
Using this method, the created user will be local - that is, it allows you to create a user without a Microsoft account.
How to add a user to Windows 10 via command line?
- The last way to create a user is through the Windows 10 command line. In this case, the new account will also be local.
- Run the command line as administrator (for example, through the right-click menu on the "Start" button).
net user username password / add
Enter the command (if the username or password contains spaces, use quotes):
3. Press Enter. The user with the specified name and password will be added.
This method will always work if the user is not added to Windows 10 by standard means - for example, after an unsuccessful update. :
Photo: copyright, pixabay.com Hello friends! If you decide to start up a person on your computer for permanent work, then first of all create colleague a new account, you can do this
in four different ways, showing everything!
1. If you do not know how long a new user will work on your computer or laptop, then first create a new user without administrator rights. 2. If you are confident in a person, then start
a new account in Windows 10 with administrator rights.3. When planning to work together seriously and for a long time, create your partner a Microsoft account.
Note: It's another matter if it's your birthday and a drunk relative is trying to get hooked on your computer, then in this case you don't need to create any account, just turn on in Windows 10
How to create an account in Windows 10
The easiest and most widely used way to create an account in Windows 10 is to use the Accounts item, available in the Start menu -> Settings.
Selecting "Accounts" and click on the item
Open the “Family and other people” section and click
"I do not have this person's login details."
"Add user without Microsoft account"
We assign an account name and come up with a password. A new account has been created, but it has the rights of a "regular user", if you want to make it an administrator, then in in the same window: Options -> Accounts -> Family and other people,
click on the created local account, which you want to assign administrator rights and select "Change account type". We choose account type - and click
"Administrator" and click
Signing in to a new account is very easy. Right-click on the "Start" menu -> "Shutdown or logout" ->
We select a new user and enter his profile. , enter the command in the text box
Create a Windows 10 account using the command
Start -> Run. Enter the command control userpasswords2
In the next window, find and click the button
and click "OK".
"Sign in without a Microsoft account"
Come up with an account name and password, click "Next" and that's it.
How to create a new Windows 10 user on the command line
Perhaps the easiest way!
Right-click on the Start menu and run Command Prompt as administrator. We enter the command:
net user username password / add eg:
net user Roman 123 / add
where Roman - Username,
the password is 123.
All!Create a Windows 10 User Using the Local Users and Groups Control
Start -> Run. enter: Start -> Run.
and press In the window that opens, select the item with the left mouse.
Users, then on the right side of the window, right-click and select New User.
Enter the account name and password, confirm the password, click "Create"
If you want to assign the administrator rights to the created account, then double-click on it with the left mouse. Go to the tab "Group Membership" and click on the button
Type "Administrators" in the input field and click "OK".
Apply and Ok.
From now on, this Windows 10 account will have administrator rights.
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Using the "User Accounts" window
Start by opening the Run window. To do this, simultaneously hold down the "Win" and "R" keys on the keyboard.
Next, in the open line, enter "control userpasswords2" and click the "OK" button.
At this stage, click the "Add" button.
To create a local account, click the line "Sign in without a Microsoft account".
Now we press the button "Local account".
Fill in the fields for the username of the account, enter the password twice, and indicate the password hint. Then we press the button "Next".
Click the "Finish" button.
The account has been created.
Using the Computer Management window
Right-click on the "Start" button and in the context menu that opens, click on the "Computer Management" line.
In the Local Users and Groups section, open the Users folder.
At this stage, right-click on the free space of the window and in the menu that opens, click the line "New user".
Click the "Finish" button.
Enter your username, you can also fill in the "Password" and "Confirmation" fields and click the "Create" button. The specified password will be used to log into your account.
How to create a Microsoft account on a computer
Let's take a look at the first way to create a Microsoft account. Start by pressing the "Win" and "R" keys on your keyboard at the same time.
In the "Open" line enter "control userpasswords2" and click "OK".
Now we press the "Add" button.
If you have an email address that you use to sign in to Microsoft services, enter it in the appropriate box. If you do not have a registered address, click "Register a new e-mail address".
Enter the last name, first name, email address, and password that will be used to sign in to your Microsoft account. Then click "Next".
Re-enter the password, select a country or region and click "Next".
At this point, include your date of birth, gender, country or region code, phone number, and alternate email address. This information will help you regain access to your Microsoft account if you lose your password. Click "Next".
In this step, enter the characters shown in the picture. Then put a check mark next to the items that interest you and click the "Next" button.
We press the button "Finish".
A Microsoft account has been created and added to your computer.
Using the official website
In the second method, you will learn how to create a Microsoft account on the official website. To do this, go to the Microsoft website in the browser by clicking the account.microsoft.com link and press the "Create an account" button.
Enter your email address and password. Then click the "Next" button.
Click the "Finish" button.
Next, enter the characters shown in the picture and click "Next".
Let's move on to connecting a Microsoft account on a computer. To do this, select the username with administrator rights. Please note that the "Require username and password" item should be checked. Then click the "Add" button.
Enter the email address of your Microsoft account and click "Next".
Now click the "Finish" button.
A Microsoft account has been created and connected on the computer.
How to create a guest account
The guest account is built into the Windows 10 operating system, but is often disabled. To enable the "Guest" account, you need to double-click the "Local users and groups" block in the "Computer Management" window, then open the "Users" folder. Next, in the "Name" column, right-click the "Guest" user and in the context menu that opens, click the "Properties" line.
Uncheck the "Disable account" line and click the "OK" button.
If after enabling the account it does not appear in the Start menu, you need to enter the command "gpedit.msc" in the "Run" window and click "OK".
In the "Local Group Policy Editor" window, click Computer Configuration, then open Windows Configuration, Security Settings, Local Policies one by one.
Open the User Rights Assignment folder and select Deny Log On Locally.
Select the account name "Guest" and press the "Delete" button.
Close the window by clicking the "Ok" button.
The guest account is available for work. If the information helped you - click Thank you!
If several people use the same computer, it is more convenient to use different accounts with individual settings for each individual. That's just how to create a new user on Windows 10? Not everyone knows. This is exactly the question we will analyze today. There will be several ways.
Create a new account using Windows Settings
Windows 10 introduces a very handy Windows Settings menu that allows you to manage your system. You can also use it to create a new account.
To open the menu, click on the "Start" button and then click on the gear.
Another easy option is to press the Win + i keys on your keyboard.
The menu has opened, click on the "Accounts" item.
Next, select the line "Family and other people" from the menu on the left side of the window.
See the Add User for This Computer button? Click on it.
What's next? Then the system will prompt you to enter data from your Microsoft account, if any. If you just want to create a new account on your PC, click "I don't have this person's login information."
You will now be prompted to create a Microsoft account. Click on the line "Add a user without a Microsoft account".
Finally, you can add a username and password with a hint if you want. Then click Next.
The account has been created.
Creating a new user using the User Accounts section
You need to call the "Run" window. To do this, you can, for example, move the cursor over the "Start" button and click on the right mouse button.
Another option is to press Win + X. , enter the command in the text box The "Run" window is launched, you must specify the command
and click OK.
The "User Accounts" window opens. Click on the "Add" button.
Here, click Sign in without a Microsoft account (not recommended).
Now select "Local Account".
Specify a username, if necessary, a password with a hint, and then - "Next".
Create an account using the command line
Another option for creating a new user is using the command line.
We need to run the command line as administrator, for which you can, for example, press Win + X on the keyboard and select the "Command line (administrator)" item (for more information about starting the command line - here). Add a command net user username / add
, where instead of username specify your username. In our example, New is the username. Press the Enter key after specifying the data.
The system writes that the command was completed successfully. But is it really so? We open the section "User accounts" and see a new user. It worked. Another command can be used - net user username pass / add
, where pass is your password for the user account (in the example, these are the numbers 1234).
However, the password for the account can be added at any time later.
Each person is an individualist by nature, with his own views, habits and preferences. This feature is reflected in all aspects of his life, including working at the computer at home or in the office. To save individual system parameters for each user, the developers from Microsoft implemented the opportunity to create an account in Windows 10. This functionality has existed since the days of the most "ancient" operating systems, and since Windows 8 it has been modified and presented as a cloud account Microsoft.
In this article, we'll walk you through how to create a new account in Windows 10 and briefly explain the purpose and benefits of cloud storage for Microsoft accounts.
Why do i need a local and cloud account in Windows 10?
First of all, the local account determines the degree of access to system settings, programs and information on the computer. For example, you want to restrict access to your personal data for other people working on this PC, or you want to prohibit configuring certain system parameters without your consent.
The second benefit of having a separate profile in Windows 10 is that it retains the look and feel of the interface. For example, each user will have their own desktop screensaver, window theme, and the usual arrangement of shortcuts. By default, files will be opened by the programs preferred by the current user.
Microsoft account is an evolution of this functionality. By logging in via email or mobile phone number, you can apply your settings to any system connected to the Internet. It also makes it easy to install, activate, and use Microsoft Office suites, OneDrive storage service (free), Xbox Live gaming service, Skype client, and more. And you can also remotely access files on your computer anywhere in the world.
If the system is damaged, all your settings and applications can be quickly transferred to another PC. We also note the presence of a voice assistant "Cortana" for cloud users, but it does not yet "communicate" in Russian.
Method 1 - through the "Options" menu
This method is the main and most understandable one to add an account in Windows 10. As we indicated above, the "ten" is focused on working with cloud profiles from the Microsoft database, so we will consider them along with local profiles.
- To create a profile with your Microsoft account: Go to the menu .
- "Start / Settings / Accounts"
- In the window that opens, select one of the two types of profiles from the "Family and other users" tab. Option "Your family"
its name speaks for itself and is desirable for registering family members using one PC. Here you can impose a restriction on the viewing of unwanted Internet resources by children, the use of certain programs, and also restrict the time spent at the computer. Important:
creating a local profile in Your Family is impossible!
In Windows 10, we have to add a user according to their age using an email address or mobile phone number registered with Microsoft. If the person does not have an account, you need to register by clicking the blue link shown in the screenshot above.
- In the window that opens, select one of the two types of profiles from the "Family and other users" tab. Next, find the block In this window, you can create a Microsoft account on Windows 10 by entering your personal information. You can do the same on the official website at https://account.microsoft.com.
is a universal choice for all other users, for example, for office employees. Here the developers made it possible to create a local account without using the Internet network and Microsoft's registration record.
By selecting it, the system will offer one of the authorization options.
The first is by specifying the e-mail or phone number of an already registered Microsoft account. Next, you will only need to enter a password and the profile is ready.
- The second - without specifying personal data. In this case, the system will prompt you to register or continue using your Microsoft account. We have already covered the registration process in Microsoft Windows, so we select the blue link at the bottom of the first and second windows. If you want to use an address (already existing) on a third-party mail service, enter it, click .
The last step is to provide a username and password to log in to the system. Come up with a name and password and click The profile is ready as an ordinary user. To give it administrator rights, follow the path " Start / Settings / Accounts / Family and other users " , where we select the profile we created and indicate the type of account - .
Method 2 - through "Local users and groups"
This tool is a database containing all created and authorized local profiles in the system. They are divided into groups depending on the level of access and rights. With it, you can enter an account, add or delete accounts.
- To create a new user: Go to Start / Run and introduce "Lusrmgr.msc"
- (without quotes). In the window that appears, select the section "Users" and press the right mouse button on an empty area of the window. In the context menu, select the item .
- "New user" We indicate the username and password that is entered each time you log in to the system. We mark the unlimited expiration of the password and click .
- "Create" To assign the administrator status to a new user, right-click on his name and select the item .
- "Properties" Next, we indicate Group Memberships In the next window, find and click the button .
- and we confirm: and click .
In the group menu, write "Administrators" and click
The user has now been added as an administrator. By this principle, you can easily make a second, third, etc. user on Windows 10.
Method 3 - through the command line
This option has long been known to many experienced users and other nostalgic "oldfags" who still work through the command line. However, it should be noted that this method is the fastest and easiest way to create a new local profile.
- To use it: Launch through "Start" «program Windows Power Shell " The easiest way to open the tool in question is through the tool as an administrator or click «, where in the line we write the command "Lusrmgr.msc"
- cmd " Next, enter the command in the console "Net user username password / add"
(without quotes). After that, a new local user account will appear in the system. To change its status to "Administrator" enter the following command: "Net localgroup .
administrators username / add "
This simple method can save you a ton of time.
Method 4 - through the User Accounts tool The last way we know to create a new account in Windows 10 is through the utility "User accounts" ... It is an abbreviated analogue of the profile manager "Accounts" The easiest way to solve our problem today is to add an account through the snap-in .
from the menu
- We launch it this way: Go to Open the menu and enter the command "Lusrmgr.msc"
- "Control userpasswords2" In the next window, find and click the button .
In the window that pops up on the screen, you can see a list of existing accounts. Push the button
Then there is a repetition of the scenario from the first option. Here you will also need to indicate the type of account and the presence (or absence) of a registered Microsoft account.
The result of all of the above
In this article, we have detailed all the methods available today to create a local and cloud account in Windows 10. We also told you how to register a new Microsoft account to receive significant benefits when working with one or more systems.
Surely many of our readers will ask: "Which one is the most correct?" It is impossible to answer this question precisely, since all the options presented are working. However, there are some peculiarities.
If you work on multiple platforms (at home and in the office), often use modern programs from the Microsoft Office suite, cloud storage OneDrive and want to see your individual interface on any workstation - register a Microsoft account and create a cloud profile.