1.    25 Aug 2017 #1
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    setup Same account with different logins/profiles


    I want to create different usernames or profiles for the same device without creating a new windows account for each. For example, I want one login for the device for my kid when it is used for school, but then another for when it is to be used for recreation/at home so all configuration are separate. Or to add siblings to use who don't have their own windows accounts so they can't use their siblings' personal stuff.
    This used to be quite easy
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  2.    25 Aug 2017 #2
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    Use local accounts for each user. Sharing an MS account is insecure and you can get things royally tangled up as well.
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  3.    25 Aug 2017 #3
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    You will have to set up local account for each profile so they login for each one they don't need ms account
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  4.    25 Aug 2017 #4
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    And how do you create a local account?
    (which sounds like what I want)
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  5.    25 Aug 2017 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    A Finnish expat in Germany
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    Quote Originally Posted by caradoc View Post
    And how do you create a local account?
    (which sounds like what I want)
    See the tutorial: Add User Account in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials

    Please notice that Windows 10 Child accounts told in that tutorial (Option One) require a Microsoft account for each child. In your case it might be easier to go with standard local accounts (Option Three).

    Kari
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