Add/Remove Local Account in Windows 11 Even Locked Out of PC

How to add or remove local account in Windows 11? If you use the same PC for personal projects and work or school, you may want to add different accounts to your PC or remove a useless local user account from the PC. In fact, many people know how to add a Microsoft account to their PC, but don’t know how to create a new local user account.

There are several ways to accomplish this task. In this article, I will show you how to add or remove a Windows 11 local user account easily even you get locked out of your PC. So, this article also can help you to unlock your computer when you forget password to your local admin account.

To add a new local user account to Windows 11 PC:

Tip 1: Add New Local Account to Windows 11 in Settings.

Tip 2: Create a New Local Account for Windows 11 by Using “lusrmgr.msc”.

Tip 3: Add New Local User Account to Windows 11 with Command Prompt.

Tip 4: Create a New Local Admin Account for Windows 11 without Logging in. (This is useful when you are locked out of your computer.)

To remove a local user account from Windows 11 PC:

Tip 5: Remove a Local Account from Windows 11 by Using “lusrmgr.msc”.

Tip 6: Remove a Local Account from Windows 11 in Settings.

Note: If an account is either the only account on the PC or the primary account on the PC, it can't be removed. If you are locked out of your Windows 11 computer, please use Tip 4 to first add a new local admin account to your Windows 11. Then you are able to log into Windows 11 and remove any other local account just in settings.

Tip 1: Add New Local Account to Windows 11 in Settings.

This tip is available for people who use Windows 11 Pro and higher versions. It is easy to add a new local user account to Windows 11 from Windows settings.

Step 1: Open Windows menu and then select “Settings” from list.

Step 2: Select “Accounts” then “Other users”.

Step 3: All local and Microsoft user accounts are list. Click “Add account”.

Step 4: “Local Users and Groups (Local)\Users” Window is open. Right-click on the blank and then select “New User”. When new user dialog appears, enter a new user name and passwordand then click “Create” button. Now the new local user account is available in your Windows 11.

 

Tip 2: Create a New Local Account for Windows 11 by Using “lusrmgr.msc”.

Besides using settings, you can directly open the “Local Users and Groups (Local)\Users” window by running lusrmgr command and then create new local account easily for Windows 11. Note that this tip also only work for Windows 11 Pro and the higher versions. Here is how:

Step 1: Press Win + R keys at the same time to open Run box. Type “lusrmgr,msc” in the bar and then click “OK”.

Step 2: “Local Users and Groups (Local)\Users” window appears, right-click the blank and choose “New User”.

Step 3: Type a new user name you’d like. Type a password and then confirm it. Click “Create”.

Step 4: Now you can see the new local user account displayed in user list.

 

Tip 3: Add New Local User Account to Windows 11 with Command Prompt.

If you are using Windows 11 Home version or you cannot open “Local Users and Groups (Local)\Users”. You can use Command Prompt to create new local user account for Windows 11. This is the same as that in Windows 10 and very easy as well.

Step 1: Open windows menu and the type “Command Prompt” in the search bar. Right click “Command Prompt” in the search results and then choose “Run as administrator”.

Step 2: When Windows asks you if allow this app to make changes to your device, select “Yes”.

Step 3: Command window is open. Type “net user” and then press Enter key. All local user accounts of Windows 11 will be displayed.

Step 4: To add a new local account to your Windows 11, type “net user /add Jack key=123456” and then press Enter key. Note: Jack is your new user name and 123456 is the login password.

Step 5: Log out the current user account and you will see the new local account in the sign-in screen.

 

Tip 4: Create a New Local Admin Account for Windows 11 without Logging in. (This is useful when you are locked out of your computer.)

If you have forgotten password to your administrator account and lost access to your Windows 11, this tip can help you a lot. This guide will show you how to use a professional Windows password recovery tool, Windows Password Rescuer, to easily create a local admin account for Windows 11 without logging in. So you can get back into your Windows 11 with the new user account.

In additional, Windows Password Rescuer also can be used reset any forgotten Windows user account password with CD, DVD, or USB. It is now working perfectly for Windows 11, 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, Windows server 2019, 2016, 2012/R2, 2008/R2, 2003/R2, etc. Let’s see how to use Windows Password Rescuer Personal edition to easily add a new local admin account to Windows 11 via USB flash drive.

Step 1: Use Windows Password Rescuer to create a bootable USB on an accessible computer.

1. Firstly, you need to purchase Windows Password Rescuer Personal full version here. Seconds latter, you will receive a full download link from the email you provided. (Free trial version can be downloaded here.)

2. Now download Windows Password Rescuer from your received link and then install it on an accessible computer. Once installation completes, plug a blank USB flash drive into the current computer and launch the software. There are two options for you to create a bootable disk. Just select “USB Device”.

3. Next, drop down the drive list and select the USB flash drive you plugged in. Then click “Begin Burning” button and confirm it.

4. Wait for the software to create a bootable USB automatically. Once it completes, unplug the USB flash drive.

Step 2: Use the bootable USB to create new admin account on your Windows 11 computer.

1. Plug the bootable USB flash drive into your Windows 11 computer.

2. Turn on the computer and then set it to boot from USB. (Details about this step.)

3. Once the computer successfully boots from USB, you will see a friendly interface of Windows Password Rescuer displayed on the screen. Now select your Windows 11 system.

4. Click “Add User” button and then type in a new user account and set a password. Click “OK”.

5. The new local admin account and password will be shown in list.

6. Now click “Reboot”. When a confirm message appears, unplug the USB flash drive and then select “Yes”.

7. PC reboots and loads Windows 11 normally. Now you can select the new local admin account and then sign in with its password.

 

Tip 5: Remove a Local Account from Windows 11 by Using “lusrmgr.msc”.

If you need to remove a local user account from Windows 11, using Lusrmgr tool is the easiest method. Note: This only works on Windows 11 Pro and the higher versions.

Step 1: Press Win+R keys to open Run box. Enter “lusrmgr.msc” and then click “OK”.

Step 2: “Local Users and Groups (Local)\Users” pops up. Right-click your target user account and then select “Delete”.

Step 3: Windows will prompts you that the operation cannot be restored. If you are sure you want to delete the user account and its identifier, select “Yes” to confirm. That’s all.

 

Tip 6: Remove a Local Account from Windows 11 in Settings.

You also can delete a local user account in Windows 11 Settings. Note: Deleting a local user account will remove all their data from your computer, including items on their desktop, downloads, photos, music, and other files. So all data of this account will be lost.

Step 1: Open Windows menu – Settings – Accounts. Then select “Other users”. All local user accounts will be displayed in list.

Step 2: After your target user account, click the small arrow icon to see the options. Then select “Remove”.

Step 3: When it asks you to confirm this, click “Delete account and data” button. The user account and its data is now deleted.

If you are locked out of your Windows 11 or you don’t have admin rights, you can follow Tip 4 to create a new local admin account for Windows 11 so you can log into your Windows 11 as administrator and perform user account removing.

 

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