In an era of cyber-world where multinational corporations or home-grown personal websites are all running on computers, updating with new technical advances is fast becoming a necessity. Microsoft releases a new operating system every two to three years with better graphics and technicalities to make interacting with your personal big screen a breeze. Gone are the days when Windows XP ruled the world. With the advent of new operating systems, tech savvy people are always up to date with the latest operating system available on the market.
The latest in this regard is Microsoft's Windows 10, which recently saw some changes before its final release. If you have installed Windows 10 and logged in with your Microsoft account, by default you agree to various terms and conditions to share a lot of information with its manufacturer, Microsoft. Windows 10 offers many benefits for people who spend a lot of time on their personal computers. Benefits and advantages of using your Microsoft account as your login is essential. It allows you to sync custom settings, files stored on a drive, Windows Store apps, and more among other Windows 10 devices.
Sometimes a temporary account or rather a local Windows 10 account becomes a necessity. You may want to create a local account for someone who does not have or requires a Microsoft account, say a blogger at home or a person who wants to use their PC installed with Windows 10 to say edit a video. There are several ways to create a local account, however the most used and secure way is discussed here. So, these are the steps you need to follow to create a local Windows 10 account:
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How to create a local Windows 10 account
Before following these steps, it is necessary to state here that in order to create a local account in Windows 10, you need to log into your PC as an administrator.
Step 1: Click on the Start menu to enter the power consumption menu, then click on “Run”. (Another easy way to do this is to press the Windows key at the same time as the R key on your keyboard, which is the Windows key + R to access the Run box.)
Step 2: In the run box, type check user passwords 2 and press Enter.
Step 3- In the User Accounts window that opened after the previous step, click “Add” at the bottom.
Step 4: Click: Sign in without a Microsoft account (not recommended) and then click “Next”.
Step 5: On the next screen, select the “Local Account” button.
Step 6: Enter your desired username, password and password hint, then click “Next”.
Step 7: you are ready! Click "Finish" and a user will be added automatically and then a local Windows 10 will be created.
Most of the time, you may need to change this local account to an administrator account, for security or privacy reasons. To achieve this, go to Settings> Accounts> Family and other users. Here you just need to find the name of the newly created user and click on it, then press' Change account type “. Change it from Standard User to Administrator and click OK. And you are done and you have just created an admin account by yourself.
For the reasons given above, you may want to create a local Windows 10 account, but before or during use, you should be aware that this user will not be able to sync settings on their PC and all drives. or emails and files stored on multiple drives.