# Windows – Problem creating a new user in Windows 7

user-accountswindows 7

I try to add a new user from User Accounts in the control panel.

I click the Add button, and in the wizard that pops up I write a username, and let the domain name stand blank since this should be a local user. Then I click next.

I choose standard user on this page (note that the problem occurs regardless of my choice on this page) and click Finish.

Then I get the error message:

The user MACHINENAME\USERNAME could not be granted Standard user access because MACHINENAME\USERNAME does not exist.

So I'm basically unable to create any local users on my machine.

Any ideas?