With user accounts, several people can easily share a single computer. Each person can have a separate user account with unique settings and preferences, such as a desktop background or screen saver. User accounts also control which files and programs users can access and what types of changes users can make to the computer.

1. Open Control Panel by clicking on Start menu > Control Panel.

2. Click on User Accounts icon.

3. Click Manage another account. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, just type password or provide confirmation.

4. Click Create a new account.

5. Type the name you want to give the user account, click an account type, and then click Create Account.

You can choose either Standard Account or Administrator. By default, Windows recommend to use Standard Account.


Because, the standard account can help protect your computer by preventing users from making changes that affect everyone who uses the computer, such as deleting files that are required for the computer to work. We recommend creating a standard account for each user.

When you are logged on to Windows with a standard account, you can do almost anything that you can do with an administrator account, but if you want to do something that affects other users of the computer, such as installing software or changing security settings, Windows might ask you to provide a password for an administrator account.