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Create an additional user in Windows 8

Article ID: 2045
Last updated: 18 Mar, 2016

In Windows 8, It appears that you need to enter an email address to create a user account. however this creates a Microsoft Account, which is not always wanted. There is a way to get around this.

This process is useful if a Test account needs to be created for a Postgres install, or if users need to make TaxCalc 2009 and 2010 work.

Within PC Settings, select Users and scroll down to Other Users>Add a user

win 8 sign in options

Ignore the top section about entering an email address, and select the option at the bottom of the page Sign in without a Microsoft account

win 8 add a user

On the next screen, select the option Local account at the bottom of the page

win 8 add a user 2

Enter the details of the user then click on Next and Finish

Article ID: 2045
Last updated: 18 Mar, 2016
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