Windows 10 – Create new Local User Account

Hello everyone,

welcome to my first post of the year 2016. I hope you had a happy Christmas and a happy new years eve 🙂

Today I´m going to show you how you can simply create a new local user account in Windows 10 if you need one. You may ask yourself why I am writing a post about something as simple as that but let me tell you: Microsoft changed the way to create local users in Windows 10 and therefore this task is not as simple as it was in Windows 7 anymore.

Posts like this one from How-To Geek explain pretty good how creating users works now in Windows 10. In my opinion this is too much hassle for a simple requirement like this. Please Microsoft implement something like a simple “Add Button” for local user accounts.

Ok. Although the process of creating a new local user account got more difficult on the GUI than it used to be you will be happy to hear that it still takes only seconds on the command line. Here is what you need to do to create a new local user:

Run cmd as Administrator.

net user <Username> <Password> /add

Well, that´s it. You have successfully created a new local user account 🙂

Deleting a user account is just as simple:

net user <Username> /del

As you can see the good old command line is always there to help 🙂

I hope my post was useful for you and I hope to see you again next time 🙂


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