How to Create Local Admin Account Without Password on Windows 11/10

One giant question that always has been in the mind of some Windows users is that how to actually get rid of all kinds of sign-in options from starting up PC to booting into Windows 11/10. Since the introduction of using Microsoft Account as part of Windows login, a password barrier is the minimum requirement to sign into your Windows PC.

Well, there is actually a way to get rid of all password, Windows Hello PIN, Face or Finger recognition sign in options when you login to Windows 11/10. That is, by creating a local user account without giving it any password, and login using the local account instead of your Microsoft account. This tutorial will show you how to do it.

We will divide the tutorial into two parts:

  • How to create local account with or without password on Windows 11/10,
  • and how to change your local user account to an administrator account on Windows 11/10.

How to create local account on Windows 11/10

To create a local user account with or without password on Windows 11 or Windows 10, follow the steps below.

  1. Go to Start menu. Search and open Settings.
  2. Select Accounts, then select Family & other users from the left sidebar.
  3. In the right pane, under Other users,  click on Add someone else to this PC.
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    Windows 11

    How to Create Local Account on Windows 10

    Windows 10

  4. When it asks for email or phone for the new account, instead or entering anything in the field, click on the “I don’t have this person’s sign-in information” link.How to create local account without email or phone Windows 10
  5. On the next screen, click on “Add a user without a Microsoft account” link.How to add local user account without a Microsoft account
  6. You have two options here:
    • If you don’t want any password for this local user account, enter your desired username and leave the password field empty, then click on Next.How to Create Local Account Without Password Windows 10
    • If you want a password for this local account, complete the form by entering your desired username, password and the three security questions. Click Next when you’re done.How to Create Local User Account Windows 10

That’s it! Your new local account should now be created. To login to your newly created local account, restart your PC (alternatively, press CTRL-ALT-DEL keys then select “sign out“, instead of having to restart).

How to sign out of Windows 10 without restart

On the welcome screen, select your new local user account, then click Sign in.

How to sign in to Windows 10 without password

How to change local account to administrator on Windows 11/10

Optionally, you can change your new local user account to administrator account with admin privileges. Here’s how to do it.

Go to Start > Settings > Accounts > Family & other users. Click on your newly created local account, then click on Change account type.

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Windows 11

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Windows 10

In the “change account type” window, under Account type, click and select Administrator. Then, click OK.

How to change local account to administrator Windows 10

If you only want to remove PIN or other sign-in options of your Microsoft account, read: How to Remove PIN Login From Windows 11/10 Startup.

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