Creating a user account on the Windows operating system is simple. However, as you are all aware, the interface on Windows 11 has changed slightly, so I will have a more detailed tutorial for you today to Create a New User in Windows 11.
In addition to showing you how to create a Local Account on Windows 11, I’ll also show you how to delete a Local Account, grant admin rights to a Local Account, and link a Local Account to a Microsoft account…
Instructions on how to create a Local Account on Windows 11
- Press the Windows + I key combination, then select Account => Family & other users, as shown below.
- In the Other users section, select Add account.
- In the Microsoft account window, select I don’t have this person’s sign-in information (I don’t have this person’s login information).
- Select Add a user without a Microsoft account (Add a user without a Microsoft account) in the next window.
- Here you’ll fill in important details like:
User name: Enter username
Enter password: Enter password
Re-enter password: Re-enter the password.
Following that, Microsoft will ask you to answer three more security questions in order to recover your password if you forget it. You can record or take a screenshot of your computer screen and save it for later use. Then, to proceed to the next step, click Next.
- That’s it, the Windows 11 Local Account has been created. You can check by pressing Windows key + L, and if you want, you can log in to this new user account.
NOTE: In addition to the above method for Windows 11, there are a variety of other ways to create a Local Account on Windows 11: The quickest way to create a new Windows user
Related: How to Be Notified When a Windows 11 Update Requires a Restart
Instructions to delete Local Account on Windows 11
- You can also go to the Account section and select Family and other users.
- Then choose the Local Account you want to delete from the drop-down menu (click the down arrow)
- Remove it from the list.
- Finally, on Windows 11, click the Delete account and data button to delete the Local Account account.
Instructions for granting Administrator rights to the Local Account account
Adding Admin rights to a Windows User account is also simple; simply follow the steps below:
- Go to Family & Other Users in the Account section.
- Click Change account type after selecting the Local Account to which you want to grant Administrator rights.
Select the type of account you want to create in the Account type section. For example, to grant permissions to this account, I will select Administrator and click OK. As you can see, this Local account has already been given Admin privileges.
Related: How to Always Open an Application as an Admin in Windows 11
Convert Microsoft Account to Local Account on Windows 11
Your computer, for example, is linked to a Microsoft account, i.e. the computer on which you use Microsoft Account. If you want to change your Microsoft Account to a Local Account, follow these steps:
- Press Windows + I to open Windows Settings, then select Account, then Your information, as shown below.
- Click Sign in with a local account instead in the Account settings section. Then press the Next button.
- If your Windows computer prompts you for a Pin code to verify the change, enter your computer’s current Pin code.
- When the next window appears, fill in the following information:
User name: Account name Local Account
New password: Set a password for the computer
Confirm password: Confirm the password you just set.
Password hint: Password hint.
- Finally, to complete the conversion from Microsoft Account to Local Account, click the Sign out and finish button to finish the conversion process.
That’s all there is to it; I’ve shown you how to create a new Local Account in Windows 11.
In addition, you will learn how to delete the Local Account account, grant Administrator rights to the Local Account account, and exit the Microsoft Account on Windows 11 by reading this article.
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Go to the Settings menu (Win + I) and select Accounts > Your information.
Instead, you’ll see a button that says “Click sign-in with a local account.” To confirm your identity, enter your Microsoft account password. The account will be converted to a local account once this is completed.