Creating a new user in Windows

Not always one computer is used by only one person. Quite often, different people or family members can work on the same PC. In such cases it is very convenient when each user has his own account. This way, someone else will not be able to mess up your files, see them or delete them. This feature was originally present in all versions of the Windows operating system, starting from the very first, the last Windows 10 was no exception. In this article we will take a closer look at how to create a new Windows user. Let's figure it out. Go!

Windows 10 account

In the “top ten” there are two types of accounts:

  1. Microsoft account for which you need an email address to be able to synchronize files between devices.
  2. Local - the usual user account in its usual all kind.

Creating a new account is easy. In Windows 10, this is done through the "Options" section in the "Start" menu. There is an item "Accounts".

Accounts section

With it open, select Family and Other Users.

Section "Family and other users"

Family members can be added here if you have a Microsoft account. All their data will also be synchronized, in addition it is very convenient to configure parental controls. For all other cases, use the "Other users" item. Next, you will need to enter an email address or phone number. This step can be skipped by clicking on the item "I do not have data to enter this person." In the next step, you are asked to create a Microsoft account. Enter all the necessary data or click on the item below to proceed to the next step without filling in the fields. Further filling out the fields is already mandatory. After you have entered the name and password for the user you are creating, click the Next button. If you want to choose to grant administrator rights, go to the "Other Users" section and click "Edit ...". In the window that opens, set the appropriate type.

There is another way. To use it, press the key combination Win + R, and after the Run window opens, type lusrmgr.msc. Click on the “OK” button. In the window that appears, right-click on the folder "Users" and select "New ...". Then you need to fill in all the required fields. Pay attention to the item “Require password change at the next login to the system”. Check or uncheck it based on what you need. After creation, go to the "Properties" section to give administrator rights, if necessary.

Now you know how to create a new account in Windows. As you can see, this is done very simply. Even an inexperienced user can easily figure it out. Write in the comments if this article was useful for you and ask any questions you may have about the topic considered, if something remains unclear.