How to change the default user on startup in Windows 10

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When using Windows 10, the user account managed by the PC is set as the default user. This is activated automatically when you start your Windows 10 PC. While this is normal, many times you can set up a separate user profile and for some reason your PC will now automatically start with this new profile.

This can be annoying since you didn't want it to be the default user account in the first place. And now you want to change the default user on startup on your Windows 10 PC to the original one. Alternatively, you may also want to change your system to boot with your local account instead of the administrator account.



The good thing is that it can be done quite easily. Let's see how to change the default user on startup in Windows 10.

Solution: via control panel

Step 1: Navigate to Home on the desktop and in the search box, type Control Panel.

Step 2: Now, left click on the result to open the file Control Panel.

Step 3: A Control Panel window, go to See band at the top right and set it to Big icons (select from the drop-down menu).

Now scroll down and find User Accounts. Click to open.

4 phase: A User Accounts window, go to Manage another account right option and left click to open it.



Step 5: Now in Administration account select the window Account locale you want to be the default user when Windows starts.

That's all. You have successfully changed the default user account on startup on your Windows 10 PC to the local account. Likewise, you can change it back to the manager account when you deem it necessary.

However, you need to remember that when you sign in with a local account, you won't see the custom settings you had in your Microsoft account.

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