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How to create a Local Admin Account

What is a local admin account and what is it for ?

A local admin account is a user account that has administrative permissions and data stored on your local computer. Administrators can change security, modify settings, add or remove programs and also make changes to other user accounts. This account will have no association with West Point and will be meant for personal use on your USMA issued laptop after departing from West Point.

1. Type Add, edit or remove other users into the Start Menu.






  2. Click on add someone else to this PC.






3. Click on I don’t have this person’s sign-in information.






  4. Click on Add a user without a Microsoft Account.






5. Create a username and password for your new local account. Create memorable security questions. Click Next.






6. Click on Change account type


7. Click on Administrator and click OK.

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