Administrator account is the most powerful account that basically can do anything on the computer. Windows 10 has a built-in administrator account but it’s not good if it is the only account with administrator privilege in the computer. If we lose access to this account, then we won’t be able to fully manage the computer settings anymore. As a precaution, you can create another local account and grant it with administrator privilege. In the next section of this article, we’ll explain the steps to create local Administrator Account in Windows 10.
Create Local Administrator Account in Windows 10
You can use built-in administrator account or local/Microsoft account to perform these steps, as long as it has the admin privilege. The steps below assuming you’re already using an administrator account, and in the end we’ll have another account with administrator privilege.
Start by pressing Windows + R key to open the Run prompt. Type netplwiz and hit enter.
Youâ€™ll see User Accounts window. Click the Add button as shown in below picture. Note that if you donâ€™t tick the box for “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer” option, the Add button will be greyed out. This basically suggests that such powerful account as administrator account should at least use a password.
Back to the steps, after clicking the Add button, you should see the pop-up window as below. As we intend to create local account and not going to use a Microsoft acccount, click on the “Sign in without a Microsoft account” option.
In the next section, you will need to confirm your choice. Do that by clicking the Local account button.
Now enter the user name, password, and the hint as you like. In this example the username is mustbegeek. Click Next to continue the setting.
Click on Finish to confirm the account creation.
We’re almost done. Once you click the Finish button above, youâ€™ll see the User Accounts window again. There you can find the account name that you just created. Highlight that account and then click on Properties button.
Finally, on the Group Membership tab, select the radio button for Administrator. Hit OK to confirm.
With this you have finished all the steps of creating local administrator account in Windows 10. Now you can use the new local account to login and it will have the same privilege as the built-in administrator account.