New_LocalUser not working

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I'm trying to use powershell 7 to create a new local user on my computer and I always get an error message.

PowerShell 7.2.6
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PS C:\Windows\System32> new-localuser -name 'bob'

cmdlet New-LocalUser at command pipeline position 1
Supply values for the following parameters:
New-LocalUser: Could not load type 'Microsoft.PowerShell.Telemetry.Internal.TelemetryAPI' from assembly 'System.Management.Automation, Version=, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=31bf3856ad364e35'.
PS C:\Windows\System32>
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The `New-LocalUser` cmdlet creates a local user account. This cmdlet creates a local user account or a local user account that is connected to a Microsoft account.

> [!NOTE] > The Microsoft.PowerShell.LocalAccounts module is not available in 32-bit PowerShell on a 64-bit > system

Have the same issue, does work in PowerShell v5. It does work after running import-module microsoft.powershell.localaccounts -UseWindowsPowerShell (Effectively running it in PowerShell v5 mode in PowerShell v7)
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Any update? Did this work out for you ?