If you are the sole owner of your computer then managing it is a cakewalk. You have a single user account, admin account and you organize things as you please. But, if you share it with your family members, then it can be a little pesky to control the things.
At some point in time, you might need to create another admin account for other users on your computer. Well, having a secondary admin account is not bad even if you are the only user of the system. It can act as your backup account in case you forget your system password.
Note: You can make a secondary account using a Microsoft login to make it easier to reset your password.
In this article, we will discuss, how to create a backup administrator account in Windows 10.
Follow these steps:
- Make sure you login with your administrator account.
Note: You can’t create an admin account while logged in with the Standard account.
- Go to Start Menu, select Settings.
- The settings page will open. Navigate to Accounts.
- Under Accounts, browse to Family and other users.
- Click on Add Someone else to this PC. A window will open.
- For creating a local admin account, Click I don’t have this person’s sign-in information at the bottom of the window.
- Then, choose Add a user without a Microsoft account at the bottom of the next page.
- Now, enter the name and password for the secondary account and it is added.
- The account created is a standard account. To make it an administrator account, head back to Family and other user page.
- Click on the name of your new account and click Change Account type button to change it to an administrator account.
Note: If you want to make a backup admin account with your Microsoft account, enter the e-mail address of your Microsoft account on the first window once you click Add someone else and follow the on-screen instructions. You need to change the account type of this account as well as the account created would be a standard account. Follow step no 9 and 10 to do so.
To sign with Microsoft account on your computer, you will need the password associated with that Microsoft account.
Having a backup account has its benefits but most of all, it saves you from the infuriating process of resetting a password.
What do you think? Do you have a backup account? Let us know in the comment section below.