How do I add a Local Account to my PC


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    How do I add a Local Account to my PC


    I sign in to my PC with a Microsoft Account. How do I set up an additional Local Account for myself on the PC? I have Windows 10 Home...Creators Update 1703. The guide on the forum for creating another account on a PC is similar but reads a bit differently to what I'm seeing on my PC. Has the method/wording change with the different Windows 10 Builds?
    I see Settings/Accounts/Family and Other People-Other People/Add someone else to this PC. It then asks for an email or phone number. If I want to create a Local Account am I supposed to select I don't have this persons sign in information at the bottom of the page?..and then select Add a User without a Microsoft Account?
    Thanks
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    sportsfan148 said:
    ......If I want to create a Local Account am I supposed to select I don't have this persons sign in information at the bottom of the page?..and then select Add a User without a Microsoft Account?
    Yes.
    Last edited by Edwin; 07 May 2017 at 07:25.
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    Brink said:
    Thanks Brink. That Tutorial is spot on now. I wouldn't know what I'd do without you guys on this site..much appreciated
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    I'm glad we could help. :)
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    Brink said:
    I'm glad we could help. :)
    Could I ask your opinion on something please Brink?
    The only reason I'm even thinking about adding a local account to my PC is in case my Microsoft Account is ever compromised and I'm unable to sign into my PC as I currently sign in with a Microsoft Account. I would never use the Local Account only in an emergency if I was locked out of my Microsoft Account. Do you think I'm overthinking this a bit? I have other devices that I can get on the internet with to be able to get to my Microsoft Account if there were any issues with the account...and hopefully then be able to sort the problem out. Somebody else told me that having two accounts for one person can cause software issues if you're not careful. What do you think?
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    Sure, that would be a good idea to have a backup account in case you need it. It would also be a good idea to make the local account an administrator.

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