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In Windows 10, adding and managing user account has become a bit complicated. But instead of clicking through those several new dialogs in the new Settings, you can just add, remove and edit users via Computer Management.

Microsoft wants everybody to use their many online-services in the cloud. For that reasons they changed the standard procedure to create user accounts: When you add a new Windows user, you are asked to use an existing Microsoft-account with login and email.

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This however, is not necessary. In Windows 10 you can also add a user without a Microsoft account. A small blue link will offer you the respective option. But by far the quickest way to create and manage users in Windows 10 is still the Computer Management console. This is how it works.

1. Open Computer Management

Right click the Windows 10 Start button and select Computer Management.

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2. Change to Local Users and Groups

In the left panel, click on Computer Management (local) > Local Users and Groups > Users . This will show you a complete overview of all existing users in Windows 10. As you can see, there are pre-defined accounts named Administrator and Guest already. Any other account you have  already created in Windows 10 will show up as well.

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3. Creating/Adding a new user in Windows 10

In the Menu, click Action > New User to add a new account.Windows 10 create add user account 007

Windows 10 opens the new user dialog. Define a User name and a password, then click Create and you are done. If you later want to link that new Windows 10 user to a Microsoft account you can do it in the new Settings.

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Your added Windows 10 user now appears in the list. When you right-click on the user name, you can easily change its password, deactivate or delete the user, make it an Administrator or add it to a user group.

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If you want to make your Windows 10 user an Administrator, you simply add it to the respective group call Administrators. Just right-click on the user name change to Member Of and click Add. In Enter the object names to select write Administrators and click OK.

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