Windows 10: Can't create a new local user account Solved

  1. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 6,218
    Windows 10 Pro X64 17134.191
       03 Oct 2017 #1

    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.

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    Any ideas on how to fix this?
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 32,230
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       03 Oct 2017 #2

    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
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  3. Ztruker's Avatar
    Posts : 6,218
    Windows 10 Pro X64 17134.191
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       03 Oct 2017 #3

    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.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 32,230
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       03 Oct 2017 #4

    Great news Rich.
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