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Windows User Accounts

User Accounts allow several people to use a single computer, each with their own unique settings and preferences.

User Accounts - Administrator Account, Standard Account, and Guest Account.

There are three types of User Accounts :- Administrator Account, Standard Account, and Guest Account.

Administrator Account:
An Administrator Account allows you full access to the computer including security settings, installation of software and hardware, and accessing all files on the computer. It will also allow you to make changes to other User Accounts. A password should be used to access this account.

Standard Account:
Standard Accounts are used for everyday computing and allow you to use most of the capabilities of the computer. However you can't install or uninstall software and hardware, change system settings, or change any settings that affect other users. A password should be used to access this account.

Guest Account:
A Guest Account is intended for people to have temporary access to the computer. It is used for people who don't have a permanent account on the computer. It allows you to use the computer but you can't install software or hardware, change settings, or create a password.

The computer owner who is responsible for the computer should have an Administrator Account, while other permanent users should have Standard Accounts, and a temporary guest can use a Guest Account.

Why do i need to create User Accounts?
For example, if your computer is used by others, maybe children or grandchildren, then setting up a Standard Account or a Guest Account will allow them to use your computer, but they will not be able to alter any system settings, or mess up your computer in any way.

If someone else uses your computer regularly then you can create a Standard Account for them and they can set up the desktop wallpaper, screen saver etc to their own personal taste without affecting your own settings.

User Accounts.

How to create User Accounts (Administrator or Standard Account)
To create a User Account you will either need to do it from an Administrator Account or have the Administrator password.

If you look in the Control Panel (Start > Control panel) then you will find 'User Accounts'. Click on 'User Accounts' and click 'Manage Another Account', then click 'Create a New Account'. You will then be prompted to enter an Account Name and select either a Standard User Account or an Administrator Account. Then click 'Create an Account' and it will be created for you.

If you click on you new User Account then you will have several options such as changing the account name, creating a password, changing the account picture, setting up parental controls, changing the account type, or deleting the account.

Next time that you boot up the computer or log off then you will be presented with another User Account. Select the User Account that you require and enter the password if it has one and it will take you to the Windows Desktop.

How to create a Guest Account
To create a Guest Account then you need to switch this option on. Firstly you should open 'User Accounts' from the 'Control Panel' as before. Click on 'Manage Another Account' and you should see the Guest Account which will most likely be switched off. Click on the Guest Account and select 'Turn on' and the Guest Account will now be available when you next boot up the computer or log off.

MENU (Windows User Accounts):
1. User Accounts