Create New User Account in Windows 7

Create a New User Account in Windows 7

In this article, I will let you know the steps to create a new user account in Windows 7. You have the option to create an Administrator, Standard or Guest user account.

Windows 7 is the most used operating system until Windows 10 was launched by Microsoft. If you are still using a Windows 7 and you are the only user of this computer then, it’s fine.

But in case you want to share your PC with someone else (in such cases with your friends or family members). I am sure you might hesitate to share your system.

Once another user has access to your user account, they might see information that you do not want to share with anyone. In this case, creating a new user account is the best option.

Please follow the steps given below to create a new user account in Windows 7:

Step 1. Click Windows 7 Start Menu and select Control Panel to open. Navigate to 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 a new user name, as you require. i.e., Test in the image below and then select the account type (Standard or Administrator).

Now click the Create account button to finalize the new account creation. The new user account is now created and ready for use.Step 5. Finally, to check this newly created user, go to the Start Menu and click on Switch Users or you may restart your computer. It will take you to the logon screen and you can see new “Test” account is created and ready to use.

[Read: Enable or Disable Administrator Accounts in Windows 7]

Difference Between Windows Account Types

Majorly, there are two different types of Windows user accounts: administrators and non-administrators also called standard user accounts.

Administrator Account: Administrator user account has complete access to install & remove software and can make any changes to system settings. Sometimes, it may prompt you to provide a password just for confirmation before being allowed to open, as per your given command.

The Administrator account is also authorized to make changes that affect the system and 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, if a standard account user wants to make such changes, which may affect other user accounts, UAC (user account control) prompt to users screen and will ask to enter the Administrator password to get the given command done.

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