Windows – Problem creating a new user in Windows 7

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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?

Best Answer

Try running the following command in cmd: net user username /add That should then create a user. You can then edit this user though the control panel.