How to Create a New User Account in Windows 7

Introduction 

 
This article explains how to create a new user account in Windows 7. Windows 7 provides us, multiple users, sharing the same computer under their own individual accounts. We can store all types of data (like pictures, videos, games, and other personal data, and so on) for each individual user. It also allows the owner of the computer to assign certain accounts the ability to perform administrative tasks, like installing software, while limiting other user's abilities.
 
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Click on the Control Panel menu option.
 
When the Control Panel opens you will see a screen as in the following.
 
Click on the "Add or remove user accounts" Control Panel link as shown by the red arrow.
 
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You will now be in the Manage Accounts Control Panel as shown below.
 
This screen shows all the current accounts on your computer. We can now create a new account, click on the "Create a new account" link as shown below.
 
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Click on the "Create account" button as shown below.
 
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In the New account, the name field enters the name of the new account to create. This could be a person's first name, full name, or whatever another name you would like to use.
 
We can create either of the two types of accounts. An Administrator account has full access to the computer and can make all changes, install software, and create and delete accounts. The other type of account is Standard User and has limited rights as to what settings and changes it can make to the computer. It is suggested that for all users, you set them as a Standard User account and have one Administrator account that you can logon to as needed. This will protect your computer from malware and other harmful activities.
 
When you have finished selecting a name and the type of account you wish to set up, you should click on the Create Account button.
 
Your new account will have been created and you will see it listed in the Manage Accounts screen.
 
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As you can see, our new user named Agarwal has been created.
 
Now when you start Windows 7 you will see the additional account listed in the login screen. That user can then select their login name and login to their profile so they can access their private data.
 

Summary

 
In this article, we learned about How to Create a New User Account in Windows 7.