Create a local user or administrator account in Windows 10

Here's how to create another account on your PC for a child or someone else who doesn't have a Microsoft account. To keep your personal data and info more secure, we recommend adding a password. Make sure your password is something you'll remember—there's no way to recover a lost password for a local account. 

  • To create a local account:
    • Select the Start  button, then select Settings  > Accounts  > Family & other users > Add someone else to this PC. (Depending on your edition of Windows 10, you may see Other users instead of Family & other users.)

    • At the bottom of the page, select I don’t have this person’s sign-in information, and at the bottom of the next page, select Add a user without a Microsoft account.
    • Enter a user name, password, password hint, and then select Next. Note: If you’re using Windows 10, version 1803 and later, you can add security questions—instead of a hint—to your local account to help you reset your password in case you forget it. Check your version of Windows 10.

  • To make the new account an administrator account, select Start  > Settings  > Accounts  > Family & other users (or Other users, if you're using Windows 10 Enterprise), and select Change account type. Under Account type, select Administrator > OK. Restart your device and sign in with the new administrator account.