Create a second generic account


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    Windows 10
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    Create a second generic account


    I have created an account on this pc, password protected at sign-in, for administrative/personal use.

    Now I want to create a second generic account so others can use the pc, no password is necessary on that one.

    I had this before in Windows 7, but I am stumped how to do it in Windows 10.

    Any thoughts? Thanks!!
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    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)
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    ventanasguy said:
    I have created an account on this pc, password protected at sign-in, for administrative/personal use.

    Now I want to create a second generic account so others can use the pc, no password is necessary on that one.

    I had this before in Windows 7, but I am stumped how to do it in Windows 10.

    Any thoughts? Thanks!!
    You open Settings, go to Accounts, go to Family & other users, and click "Add someone else to this PC". A new window will appear to help you set up the account. In this window, click "The person I want to add doesn't have an email address", click "Add a user without a Microsoft account", choose the username and leave the password field empty, then click "Finish".

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/5...dows-10-a.html
    Last edited by Brink; 08 Aug 2015 at 20:14. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  3. Posts : 51
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    That worked. Thanks!! I was able to create a second account that does not need a password.

    Now, I am trying to figure out why the sign in screen is always presenting that second account when I restart the pc and not presenting both accounts so I can click on one or the other. It's like it's defaulting to the second account now.
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  4. Posts : 51
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Ok! I have to sign out ​of the account. All's well now. Thanks again.
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