Add users to Windows 10 Home

thedslguy
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I have a client who want s to add another account to her PC.  It has Windows 10 Home.  Because of that I can;t use the snap-in, but Control Panel only points to doing it in Settings, which open the snap-in.

So how does one actually add users in 10 Home?

Thanks

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Not sure I understand the difficulties you are running into. Setting, you can ...
Much depends on the initial user in a way, the login in use is a..

Try this, open cmd.exe using the option to run as admin
Within run
Net user [the username you want instead of thus block] * /add

You will be promoted for the password


See if that works.
Last time I tried it in Win 10 Home, it was the same as in Pro.  Settings, Accounts, Email & accounts, Add an account gets you started.
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arnold:

I gave i ta try and it worked!  I'll definitely add this to my array of tools.3

Thanks very much and I'll assign points as soon as I've posted this.

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Well, I said I'd assign points but it's not really clear h ow to do this.

I'll send the info to a moderator and get some help.

tdg
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arnold

It turns out, the points got assigned when I accepted your solution.

Please confirm that you got your points?

Thanks

And thanks again for the solution!

thedslguy
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I did.
Note the created user will be standard, limited rights.

If you need to make the created or existing user a member of the administrators group, run in a cmd.exe started with run as administrator
net localgroup administrators [username] /add

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