How do I create a new user account WITHOUT a Microsoft account? Solved

  1. Posts : 16
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       4 Weeks Ago #1

    How do I create a new user account WITHOUT a Microsoft account?

    I have been trying for the past two hours to get a runas command to work, but I am crippled every time by a user name or password incorrect.

    I've tried deleting my admin password, I've changed the admin password, nothing works.
    (Linux is so much easier to use).

    I am the only user of this PC. My account information (Settings, Accounts, Your Info):

    I've tried:
    runas /savecred /user:"STEPHEN MANN" "D:\River Documents\Hardware\Network\NetUse.bat"
    runas /savecred / "D:\River Documents\Hardware\Network\NetUse.bat"
    runas /savecred /user:Admininistrator "D:\River Documents\Hardware\Network\NetUse.bat"

    They all give me:
    1326: The user name or password is incorrect.

    On this forum someone with a similar question said that he solved it by creating a new admin account. But, Microsoft to the "rescue", the option to create a new user account without Microsoft credentials is gone.

    All I want to do is run a batch file with admin privileges at startup.
    Any advice would be appreciated.
    And, please, do not teach me to 'Right-Click'.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18312
       4 Weeks Ago #2

    Hello Steve,

    You could use the "net user" command in Option 6 of the tutorial below to add a local account on the computer.

    Add Local Account or Microsoft Account in Windows 10 | Tutorials

    If you were wanting to run something as a different user instead, then the tutorial below may help. It does require that the account you want to run as already exists though.

    Run as different user in Windows 10 | Tutorials
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  3.    4 Weeks Ago #3

    Under the Users folder, what is the exact name of your user folder?
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  4. Posts : 16
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    Thread Starter
       4 Weeks Ago #4

    DOH! I must be getting old to forget my basic net commands.
    #6 was the solution- everything is working now.

    To all who offered help- thanks.
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18312
       4 Weeks Ago #5

    Glad we could help Steve.
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  6. ThrashZone's Avatar
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       4 Weeks Ago #6

    Interesting way to do it
    I've always just installed without an internet connection and get local account by default
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