How do I set up a local account in Windows 10?

Setting up a local account in Windows 10 is a simple and straight-forward process. A local account allows users to sign in to their computer without the need of an online or Microsoft account.

1. Open the Start menu and select “Settings”, then click on “Accounts”.

2. Navigate to the “Family & Other People” section and click on “Add someone else to this PC”.

3. Select “I don’t have this person’s sign-in information”.

4. Click “Add a user without a Microsoft account”.

5. Enter the name of the new account, along with the desired password, followed by a password hint.

6. Select whether you would like the account user to have access to the Windows Store.

7. Hit “Next”.

8. Select “Finish”.

Depending on the version of Windows 10 you are using, you may be required to set a PIN for the account.

9. From the Start menu, go to “Settings” and click on “Accounts”.

10. Select “Sign-in options”.

11. Choose “Add” under the “PIN” section, followed by entering a 4 digit PIN.

Once the process is completed, the local account will be able to sign in to the computer. It is important to remember that the username and password should not be forgotten, as it is necessary for signing in to the computer. If a password is forgotten, the local account must be reset.