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How to Add Advanced User Accounts to Control Panel in Windows 7, 8, and 10

Advanced User Accounts (“netplwiz” or “control userpasswords2”) allows you to manage user accounts on the computer. You can perform the following actions from Advanced User Accounts:

Turn on or off automatically sign in to selected account at Windows 10 startup.

  • Add user accounts.
  • Remove user accounts.
  • Change name of user accounts.
  • Change group membership of user accounts.
  • Reset password of local user accounts.
  • Open Credential Manager to manage passwords.
  • Open Local Users and Groups for advanced user management.
  • Turn on or off Ctrl + Alt + Delete secure sign-in.

Advanced User Accounts is not in the Control Panel by default, but you can add it.

This tutorial will show you how to add Advanced User Accounts (“netplwiz” or “control userpasswords2”) to the Control Panel for all users to open it from in Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10.

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