Having different accounts on a shared PC lets multiple people use the same device, all while giving everyone their own sign-in info, plus access to their own files, browser favorites, and desktop settings.
You can add aÂ local user accountÂ (an offline account) orÂ Microsoft accountÂ for a user to sign in to the PC with.
Signing in to PCs with a Microsoft account lets you:
- Download apps from the Microsoft Store.
- Get your online content in Microsoft apps automatically.
- Sync settings online to make PCs look and feel the same – like your browser history, account picture, and color.
Signing in with a local account means:
- You have to create a user name and account for each PC you use.
- While not recommended, you can remove the account password if you like.
- You’ll need to sign in to the Microsoft Store with a Microsoft account to download apps from the Microsoft Store.
- Your settings won’t be synced across the PCs that you use.
When you create a new account, it will be aÂ standard userÂ by default. You canÂ change the account typeÂ to be anÂ administratorÂ if wanted.
This tutorial will show you how to add a Microsoft account as a user on the PC in Windows 11.