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👤 How to add users using a Microsoft Account in Windows 11

The fastest way to add someone to your PC on a Windows-11 computer is to create a new Microsoft Account. You can create a Microsoft Account thanks to this tip.

Microsoft accounts are not local accounts but accounts integrated into Microsoft's eco-system. The big advantage of these accounts is that some settings and preferences move with the account on the computers you work on.

Under Settings, open Accounts in Windows 11

Go to the start bar, press Settings and from the next menu choose: Accounts.

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Under Accounts choose other users

In Windows 11, choose Settings -> Accounts.

Then press Other Users.

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For other users, there are 2 options

For other users, there are 2 options.

  • Either add your colleagues to your computers (as administrator) via Work or School account.
  • Either add a Microsoft Account you previously created through this step.
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If you choose to add a Microsoft Account to your Windows 11 computer it is necessary that you will log in with this specific account.

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I am adding a test Microsoft account.

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Log out to use your new Microsoft Account in Windows 11

First, you must log out to use your new Microsoft Account in Windows 11.

When starting your computer press: Other Users - Down Left or wait 1 minute for all accounts to sync.

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After 1 minute, the added account automatically appears.

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Login for the first time and enter the code from the Authenticator app or press approve.

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Create a PIN on your Microsoft Account in Windows 11

Create a PIN on your Microsoft Account in Windows 11. When you log in for the first time, you will be given the option to create a PIN. Enter it twice to get through the wizard.

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After logging in, you will enter Windows 11

After logging in, you will enter Windows 11.

Have fun adding yet other accounts of family members or users

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