1.    03 Oct 2017 #1
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 5,345
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    Can't create a new local user account


    I use a local Administrator level account, not a Microsoft account and am trying to create a new local user account to do some testing, but it doesn't work.

    When I click on Add someone else to this PC, I get a grey box for a second which goes away and that's it. No error, nothing. Also nothing in Event Viewer.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Create new user error 1.jpg 
Views:	2 
Size:	146.0 KB 
ID:	156419
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Create new user error 2.jpg 
Views:	2 
Size:	68.0 KB 
ID:	156420

    Any ideas on how to fix this?
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  2.    03 Oct 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,290
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Hello Rich,

    You might see if you may be able to use option 5 or 6 in the tutorial below instead for now to create a new local account.

    Add User Account in Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  3.    03 Oct 2017 #3
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 5,345
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19
    Thread Starter

    Family & other is not available either.

    I got this to work by using control userpasswords2 from the Run box then checking Users must enter a username and password to use this computer, which I normally have unchecked as I auto login when I boot up. The Add button was then active which I used to create a new user account.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  4.    03 Oct 2017 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,290
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Great news Rich.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
How can I create an unchangeable local user profile
Hi, I have a computer running Windows 10 Pro X64. This is a stand alone computer i.e. it is not in a Domain. I'd like to create an unchangeable local user profile for guest users so that every kind of changes they make will be lost at logoff...
User Accounts and Family Safety
Solved Local Acct user and MS account user - sync them or merge them
On my portable I have a local acct (administrator) and a MS acct (not administrator) users. I am the only user of this computer, a personal computer. I use the local acct 98% of the time. Is there a method to have the 2 accts synced(mirrored) so...
User Accounts and Family Safety
Solved Delete local user account or change default account on start up
I have a local user account that comes up as the default user when Windows10 boots up that I would like to remove. I have tried the usual user modification menus but this account does not show up. It is annoying to have to go through this false...
User Accounts and Family Safety
Solved New Windows Account changed my local User account can't log in
I tried to see Skype Video on Windows 10. Huge mistake. It asked me for a Windows Account. (I just finished understanding what Google Account means). I happened to have a Windows Account. I entered it and it accepted it. It then asked that I must...
User Accounts and Family Safety
Can't create local user, only get an 0x80004005 error
What should have been a 2-minute task has turned into a death march, the kind only Microsoft can provide! :mad: I simply wanted to remove a long dead hotmail account from my user sign in account and update it with my current outlook email. Seems...
User Accounts and Family Safety
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:57.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums