Adding a new Windows Home User

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Posted on October 13, 2020

For some odd reason I have been unable to add new users to Windows 10 home edition. The only way that work included adding the user directly under netplwiz.
  • Click the Window key + r
  • Enter netplwiz
  • Click add to add the new user
If you need to lock the default Administrator user do this from the command line.
  • Search for command , right click it and open as administrator
  • type net user Administrator /active:no
Clear the windows user password using Kali Linux
  • mount the windows partition
  • if you get a mount error due to the drive being stuck in hibernation mode. use this command ntfs-3g -o remove_hiberfile /dev/sdXN /path/to/mount 
  • Then cd to the path /Windows/System32/config
  • run the command chntpw -l SAM
  • Run this command to chntpw -U <user> SAM
  • After which you can clear the password for the user and unlock the user.