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How to create a New Local User Account in Windows 8

Description: This article will show you how to create a local user account in Windows 8.

  1. Open the Start menu and start typing Control Panel (you can just type - anywhere)
    Windows 8 Search, Control Panel
  2. Click control panel icon to open the control panel.
  3. In the control panel click Add or remove user accounts.
    Windows 8 Control Panel, Add or Remove User Accounts
  4. Click Add a New User in PC settings.
    PC Settings, Add New User
  5. Click Add a User.
    PC Settings, Users
  6. Click Don't want this user to sign in with a Microsoft account?
    New User Configuration
  7. Click Local account.
    New User Configuration
  8. Fill out the account information for the new user, and then click Next.
    New User Configuration
  9. That's it you will now have a new local user account in Windows 8