Couldn’t create a User account due to some error

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I have a laptop with Windows 7 starter. I have 2 user accounts, including the administrator protected with a password. A free user account, I've put some limitations for the maximum use of the computer is using Windows 7 'Parental Control' feature.

Yesterday I created another account for my younger brother, who could also be protected with a password. I wanted to have your own account for your important files. So what I did is go to the user account, click on 'add a new user'. Click the Add button, and in the wizard that appears, enter a user name and your password, choose the standard user on this page and then click Finish.

Then the error message appears: MACHINENAMEUSERNAME could not be granted standard user access because there is no MACHINENAMEUSERNAME. So I am basically unable to create users on my machine.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #108154

Couldn’t create a User account due to some error

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Hi there, I'm Mark.

The error you have there usually happens when the user name you are trying to use for the new account is the same as the name of your Computer or another existing user and is a member of a workgroup. To fix this problem there are two things you can do:

Change the name of your Computer. To do this:

  1. Go to Computer and right-click on it.
  2. Choose Properties and look for the link Change setting beside the Computer name and click it. This will open the System Properties window.
  3. In the System Properties window, under the Computer Name tab find the Change button beside the To rename this computer, click Change sentence.
  4. Change the value under Computer name: and click OK.
  5. Restart your computer and try again creating your account.


Another option is to change the name you are using to something else while creating the new user account you want. The user name you are using may be conflicting with another existing user account without you knowing.

Answered By 0 points N/A #108156

Couldn’t create a User account due to some error

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Hi I'm Maryamsab!

Please try to do this:

Run the following command/code in command prompt: net username/add that should then create a username. You can edit this user through control panel.

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