How to Create a Second User Account in Windows 10

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In Brief...

Creating a separate user account for each employee in Windows 10 lets each person adjust his or her individual profile settings. To create a new user account in Windows 10, follow these six steps.

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  1. Right-click the Windows Start menu button. Start button

  2. Select Control Panel.
    Control Panel

  3. Select User Accounts.
    Control Panel User Accounts

  4. Select Manage another account.
    Manage Another Account

  5. Select Add a new user in PC settings.
    Add New User

  6. Use the Accounts dialog box to configure a new account.
    Accounts Dialog Box

Author: Margaux Judge

Margaux Judge has worked as an e-learning editor and instructional designer for over ten years, writing and editing a wide variety of courses, from technical topics to soft skills. She has a Bachelor's degree in English and Textual Studies from Syracuse University and a Master's degree in Television Writing from Boston University.