If you have ever tried adding a new user account in Windows 10 through the Settings App, then perhaps you already know that it has become a little annoying. In order to create a new user account, Windows asks you the email address, and if you do not supply it then Windows proposes to create one for the new user. The process has been made to favor Microsoft based accounts instead of local user accounts. But if you do not want to go through this hula-hoop and just want to quickly add a local user account then you can follow these steps:
- Press Win+R to open the Run dialog, type control userpasswords2 and press Enter.
- In the User Accounts window, you will see all the current user accounts. Click on the Add button to open the new user account wizard.
- You will be given option to create Microsoft user account. But we want local user account. For this we have to click on Sign-in without a Microsoft account near the bottom of the wizard window.
- It will show you the difference between a Microsoft user account and a local user account. Click on the Local account button to proceed.
- Enter the new user name, user password and the user password hint. Click Next to continue.
- Click on the Finish button to finalize the account creation.
Was that any difficult? Clearly it is much easier than creating a local user account through the Settings App that gives more force on creating a Microsoft user account.