Setting Up and Transferring User Accounts

  • Kevin Otnes


The first time you started Windows 7, you created your first user account. Hopefully, you also created a password (and, more importantly, memorized it). Every person who will be regularly using your computer should be assigned their own account. User accounts serve several purposes.
  • Personalization: Everybody can set their own desktop colors, background pictures, taskbar arrangement, and music, picture, and video collections.

  • Privacy: Everybody can keep e-mail and social network accounts; web favorites; and work, personal, and school documents separate. Privacy doesn’t mean that somebody has something to hide; on a very practical level, it allows each user to organize their documents and files and to protect them from accidental deletion or changes.

  • Parental Control: User accounts allow you to monitor and control computer usage. You can control the time of day and length of time that they can use the computer. You can also control game and web access.

  • User Access Control: You can control what each user can change on the computer, such as whether they can install programs or make significant changes to Windows settings, or just provide simpler web access. You can choose from Administrator, Standard User, or Guest.


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