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How to add another user account in Windows 10

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Michael

How to add a family member of someone else to your PC

Creating a secondary account for your Windows 10 PC is recommended when a member of your family or someone else have an access to your PC. By adding a new user (local or online), you can significantly increase the security of your own machine. You can simply create a new local account, which is great for kids, or people who don’t need an access to extra Windows services. Alternatively, you can select to add a user with a Microsoft account, linking it to your machine.

How to add a user with a Microsoft account in Windows 10

Head to the ‘Settings’ app and tap the Accounts section.

Then go to ‘Family and other people’.

Tap ‘Add a family member’. Select ‘a child’ or an ‘adult’. For the sake of this how-to we will select a child.

Fill in the email address. If the person doesn’t have an email address, tap the link below to create a new Outlook account.

How to create a new local account in Windows 10

Navigate to Settings → Accounts → Family and other people

Select Add someone else to this PC’.

Do not enter an email address in the box. Click on the link at the bottom saying “I don’t have this person’s sign-in information”.

Click on the link at the bottom to Add a user without a Microsoft account’.

Create an account for this PC. Fill in a username and a password. Then tap ‘Next’.

You’ve just created a new local account in Windows 10. From ‘Family & other people’ settings you can change the account type and remove the account.

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