Create New User Account
Windows 7 is the most used operating system until Windows 10 was launched by Microsoft. If you are using a Windows 7 PC and you the only user of this computer. But in case if you want to share this pc with someone else (in such cases with your friends or family members) that make feel awkward. Because, if they access your user account, they might see your information on your PC that you do not want to share with anyone. In this case creating a new user account is the best option. In this article, will let you know the steps in order to create new user account (Administrator or Standard) in Windows.
Please follow the steps given below to create user account in Windows 7:
Step 1. Click Windows 7 Start Menu and select Control Panel to open. Navigate and click on User Accounts and Family Safety.
Step 2. Now click on User Accounts. Then, click on Manage another account.
Step 3. Click on “create a new user account“.
Step 4. Type user name, as you required. i.e “Test” in below image and then Choose account type (Standard or Administrator).
Difference Between Windows Account Type
There are two different types of Windows user accounts: administrators and non-administrators also called standard accounts.
- Administrator Account: Administrator user account has a complete access to install & remove software and can make any changes to system settings. Sometimes, it may prompts to provide its password just for confirmation before being allowed to open, as per your given command. Administrator is also authorize to make changes that affect the system or other users too.
- Standard User Account: A standard user account can use most of the installed software and change system settings that do not affect other user accounts. Therefore, a standard account user wants to make such kind of changes, which may affect other user account. UAC (user account control) prompted to your screen and will ask to enter Administrator password to get the given command done.
Now click the “Create account” button to finalize account creation. The new user account is now created and ready for use.
Step 7. Now to check this user, go to Start Menu and click on switch users or you may restart your computer. It will take you to the logon screen and you can use new “Test” account is created and ready to use.
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