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How to Create a New Local Account in Windows 10 in 2 Cases

Once Windows 10 installation is done, you will be able to customize Windows system settings and asked to sign in with Microsoft account. If no Microsoft account is available, you can create a new local user account at that time. At other times, if you still want to create a new local account in Windows 10, is there any available way?

Surely. To apply to all situations you may encounter, the article will walk you through how to create Windows 10 local account in two cases, with or without admin rights.

Surely, there is. But we should consider this problem in two cases, with or without admin rights.

  1. Case 1: Create a local account in Windows 10 with admin rights
  2. Case 2: Add local account to Windows 10 without admin rights

Case 1: Create a local account in Windows 10 with admin rights

By one of following ways, new local account will be added to Windows 10 instantly with admin rights.

Way 1: Control Panel

1. Press Win + X and choose Control Panel in menu.

2.  In Control Panel, go to User Accounts > User Accounts > Manage another account.

choose to manage another account

3. In Manage Account, click the link Add a new user in PC settings under user list.

begin to add new user in control panel

Then you will be taken to Settings > Family & other users window. And create a local account in Windows 10 PC settings.

Way 2: PC Settings

1. Press Win + I to access PC settings and choose Accounts > Family & other users.

2. Under Other users in the right pane, click Add someone else to this PC.

manage other users in pc settings

3. On following dialog, click "I don’t have this person’s sign-in information".

don't type email or phone

4. While "Let’s create your account" wizard appears, choose "Add a user without a Microsoft account".

choose add a user without microsoft account

5. Enter the local user name, password and its password hint. Or just set the user name and leave the password and password hint field blank.

create a local account in pc settings

6. Click Next and the new local account will be listed in Family & other users > Other users.

successfully add new user via pc settings


Way 3: Command Prompt

1. Press Win + X and choose Command Prompt (Admin).

2. Confirm UAC to run Command Prompt as administrator in Windows 10.

run command prompt as administrator

2. Type "net user username /add" to create local account in Command Prompt window.

create new local user account with command prompt


Way 4: User Accounts Settings

1. Press Win + R to open Run box and enter command "netplwiz" to run.

2. When successfully opens User Accounts dialog, uncheck the box "Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer." And click Add button to begin creating a new user account.

choose to add new user in user account settings

3. In following dialog, select Sign in without a Microsoft account (not recommended).

choose sign in without a microsoft account

4. Choose the second option "Local account", so just click the Local Account at bottom side.

choose to add local account

5. Enter a new local user name, password, and its password hint. Please keep password and password hint box blank if you don’t want to sign in Windows 10 with password.

create a local account with or without password

6. Click Next and Finish then to allow it to sign into this Windows 10 PC.

allow new user to sign in windows 10 pc


Way 5: Computer Management

1. Open Run box and type "compmgmt.msc".

open computer management in windows 10

2. Navigate to Local Users and Groups > Users in Computer Management.

choose to add new user in computer management

3. Move your mouse to blank area below the users list. Right click and choose option New User from pop-up menu.

4. In New User dialog, enter the User name and you can leave other fields blank to create a local user without password protection.

create new local user in computer management

Note: If you want to set the user account in details, please type its full name, description, and password. Also you can set whether you want to change password at next logon and other settings, such as User cannot change password, Password never expires and Account is disabled.


Case 2: Add local account to Windows 10 without admin rights

Suppose you are always asked to type an administrator password while you try to create a local account with above ways in Case 1, it means you are not signing in Windows 10 with an administrator account and built-in administrator account is disabled. And if you still cannot enter an administrator account password or PIN at this moment, you will fail to create a new local account in Windows 10 because of no admin rights.

no admin rights in windows 10

To solve this problem, I will recommend you two methods to add a local account to Windows 10.

Method 1: Create a local account with help of Windows 10 password reset disk

This method is recommended if you have password reset disk for an administrator account in Windows 10. Then you could reset the forgotten administrator password with reset disk at first to get Windows administrator privileges.

Step 1: Reset Windows 10 forgotten administrator password with reset disk.

1. Boot Windows 10 to login screen and choose the administrator you have forgotten password.

2. Try to type an incorrect password and press Enter. If you are prompted that "The password is incorrect", click OK and use the link "Reset password" under password input box.

windows 10 administrator password incorrect

3. Connect the password reset disk to your Windows 10 computer.

4. Click Reset password and following Password Reset Wizard to choose inserted disk, and reset or remove password for administrator account.

reset windows 10 administrator password with disk

5. Click Finish to close Password Reset Wizard.

Step 2: Access Windows 10 with administrator account and create a local account with admin rights.


Method 2: Add new local account to Windows 10 with iSunshare tool

To achieve this goal, you just need a powerful tool, iSunshare Windows 10 Password Genius, which can be burned into a removal device so that you can boot your locked Windows 10 computer from it and run the effective iSunshare program to add new local user account.

Firstly, burn the utility to a removal and bootable drive.

1. Find, install and run Windows 10 Password Genius on another Windows PC or laptop you can access.

2. Plug the removal device, such as USB flash drive into the same computer and choose it as burning device.

3. Tap on Begin burning to officially burn the iSunshare program into USB flash drive.

burn isunshare utility to removal bootable device

Secondly, boot Windows 10 from removal device and add new local user.

While Windows 10 Password Genius is successfully burned, exit the USB disc and insert it into your Windows 10 computer.

1. Restart computer from USB flash drive.

2. Windows 10 Password Genius will run on Windows 10 computer even you are logged off.

3. Click on Add User button to open a dialog where you can set a new local account and its password.

4. Don't hesitate to type a different user name and password, and click OK to add this user to Windows 10 computer.

add new local administrator account to windows 10

Note: You will find the new local user you added is default set as an administrator account, different from local account that you create with Command Prompt and PC settings etc in Case 1.

5. Tap on Reboot button and remember to exit USB drive instantly. Then Windows 10 could restart successfully from hard drive and make new local account available.


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