How to add a local administrator account in Windows 11

How to add a local administrator account in Windows 11. In addition to a Microsoft account, you may also need to create an offline local administrator account as a backup on your Windows 11 computer.

Add a local administrator account in Windows 11

During setup, Windows 11 Home requires a Microsoft account, while Windows 10 Pro offers the option to set up your computer with a Microsoft and a local account.

In both cases, the first user account created during setup will be the administrator account, which grants permissions to make system-related changes, install applications, and make other changes on the computer.

After setting up the computer, Windows 11 offers the option to create a local account, which by default will be a standard user account with limited privileges.

Therefore, the only way to add an offline local administrator account on a Windows 11 computer is to create a local account and grant administrator rights to this user account.

Add a local administrator account in Windows

In order to create a new account in Windows 11, you need to be logged into your computer with a Microsoft or local account with administrator privileges.

Click on the Windows Start button > Settings icon > select Accounts in the left pane. In the right-pane, scroll down and click on Family & Other Users. On the next screen, click on Add Accounts button, located under the “Other Users” section.

Add a local administrator account in Windows 11

On the next screen, click on I don’t have this person’s sign-in information link. On Create Account screen, click on Add a user without a Microsoft account option.

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On the next screen, enter User Name, Password for your new Local User Account and click on Next to create a New Local Account on your computer.

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On the next screen, click on the New Account that you just created and select the Change Account Type option. On the next screen, click on Account Type Down Arrow > select the Administrator option and click on OK.

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This will grant administrator rights to the new local account, which can be used as an administrator account on your computer.

Note: If you can’t install third-party apps on your computer, you can create a local administrator account in Windows 11 or Turn Off S Mode in Windows 11.

More: How to Fix Start menu is unresponsive in Windows 11.

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