Windows 10: new account

  1.    23 Dec 2015 #1

    new account


    Hi

    My sister didnt like her surface tablet and gave it to me. I have not used windows 10 to create new accounts so I am not sure what to do.

    Can I delete her account from the tablet and add my own. She has a microsoft account associated with the tablet currently. I saw the family account adding but I dont want to do that. Not sure if the other account would present a good option. Thanks.
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  2.    23 Dec 2015 #2

    First, add another account under settings -> accounts -> Family and other users ->Other users:

    "Add someone else to this PC"

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    On the next screen after that, click the option near the bottom:
    "I don't have this person's sign in information"

    On the next screen after that, click the option near the bottom:
    "Add a user without a Microsoft account"

    On the next screen enter your desired user name and password if desired. Click Next.

    You will be returned to the Family and Other Users screen.
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  3.    23 Dec 2015 #3

    The last step is extremely important - do not mess this step up:
    Click on the account you just created and then change account type.
    Select Administrator and click OK.


    Make sure the account shows up as an administrator account!

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    Now you can log in with your new account - convert it to a Microsoft account if you want, delete your sister's account, if you want.

    I wish I had sister with a Surface tablet that she didn't want!
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