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In order to manage computer and protect important files, data and privacy in a better way, we usually add different user in Windows 10. Sometimes you may need to add a user without email account in Windows 10. Next, let’s learn about how to add Microsoft account and local user account with non-administrator and administrator account in Windows 10.

How to Add Users in Windows 10?

If administrator account is available, you can create Microsoft account or local user account in Windows 10 according to solution #1 and solution #2.

Solution #1: Create Microsoft Account in Windows 10

Press “Windows logo + I” key to open “Windows settings ” and then click “Accounts”.
Please click “Family & other users” in the pop up page. And then click “Add someone else to this PC”.
add user to PC
You will see a page pops up in the screen, just type in the Microsoft account email address and click “Next”. Finally, click “Finish”.
add Microsoft account
Tips: How to enable “sign in with Microsoft account instead”?
1. Press “Windows logo + I” key to open “Windows settings ” and then click “Accounts”.
2. Click “Your information” and then click “sign in with Microsoft account instead”.
3. Type in the Microsoft account, click “Next” and type in its password. Finally, click “sign in”.

Solution #2: Create Local User Account in Windows 10 Including Non-administrator and Administrator Account

Press “Windows logo + I” key to open “Windows settings ” and then click “Accounts”.
In the pop up window, click “Family & other users”. And then click “Add someone else to this PC”.
Please click “I don’t have this person’s sign-in information” and then click on “Add a user without Microsoft account”. Finally, type the required information and click “Next”.

Tips: if you want to change this local user account to be an administrator, please move on to next step.

add local user in Windows 10
Click the new created user account and then click on “Change account type”. Select “Administrator” from the drop-down menu and then click on “OK”.
change account type
Tips: After successfully adding a local account, if you intend to add a password for it, please refer to the detailed information on how to set or change local account password in Windows 10.

How to Add Users in Windows 10 Without Administrator Privileges?

If you don’t have administrator privileges to add users in Windows 10 or you want to add users without email addresses in Windows 10, the following solution #3 and solution #4 will help you out. Besides, if you forget the login password and cannot access Windows 10, solution #3 can also help you fix it.

Solution #3: Use System Rescue Tool Renee PassNow to Add Administrator Account

More about Renee Passnow

Whole password reset process takes only 4 simple steps without damaging data inside! Do not require any professional knowledge or possible password combinations.

For local account and administrator, Renee Passsnow will remove the password directly.

For Microsoft account, Renee Passnow will turn the Microsoft account into local one and reserve all data inside the account.

Renee Passnow can help to recover data or transfer data inside the disk without running Windows.

Compatible with: Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP.

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people has downloaded and reset the password successfully!

Here are detailed steps on how to reset login password with Renee PassNow.

Step 1: Download and install Renee PassNow in any workable Windows computer. 

press to the download button

Step 2: Choose creation method, USB or CD/DVD.

Select one option from [Crate a Live USB] and [Create a Live CD]. Then, select [x64] or [x86] according to your computer. Next, click on [Download Now] to download the licensed ISO. Remember to activate the software beforehand. After that, click on [Create USB] to create the boot media.
use renee passnow to create usb to reset passnword

Step 3: Boot the target PC from the created password reset USB/CD/DVD.

You will boot the target computer via a new created reset disk. Firstly, please hold a hot key to enter the BIOS menu and put CD-ROM or Removable Devices as the first choice. Please click here to know about how to change the boot order of your computer. After changing it successfully, please remember to save your setting and then restart your PC.

steps to change the boot order in BIOS

Step 4: Select “PassNow!”.

Reset password

Step 5: Create a new administrator to quickly access your PC. Please click “Create new account”.

The created administrator account named “Reneelab” with administrator rights, and its default password is “123456789”. You are able to change the password of target account with this new created administrator.

Create new account

Besides, you can also choose target account and then click “Clear Password”.

You can recover Microsoft account in Windows 10/8.1/8. That is, Renee PassNow will convert the Microsoft account to a local account and the data inside will be reserved as well. After the software says that password is reset successfully, you can directly press “Enter” key to access Windows.

Clear password

Solution #4: Use The Command Prompt to Add Local User in Windows 10

Download and install Windows 10 Media Creation Tool and then create a Win 10 bootable media to boot your PC.
Click the “Repair your computer” link on the Install Windows screen.
Click the “Command prompt” at the bottom of the recovery list, and then type in: copy c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe c:\ and press “Enter” key. And type in: copy /y c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\sethc.exe and press “Enter” key.
add user with command prompt
Exit the Command prompt and reboot the computer.
After rebooting the computer, please tap “Shift” key five times at the login screen to trigger the Command prompt.
When the Command prompt pops up, type in: net user username password /add and then press “Enter” key. (Username and password refer to your username and a new password.)
add user with command prompt
Reboot your PC after the new user is successfully created.