User Account Settings Closes When Adding an Account or Switching to MS Account

If the User Accounts Settings page closes abruptly when trying to create a new user account or when switching your local user account to Microsoft account, here is a couple of PowerShell commands to fix the problem.

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The above screen may show up for a couple of seconds and close abruptly without showing an error. As a result, you’re unable to create a new user via the user interface.

Reinstall User Accounts Settings Panel

Start PowerShell.exe and run the following command, exactly as given:

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.AccountsControl | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

And then run this command:

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.CloudExperienceHost | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

This reinstalls the package for User Accounts Settings page.

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That should fix the issue.

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