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Create user accounts on Windows

If you have a single computer shared by multiple users, we recommend creating individual user accounts. Each user can log on to Windows using their user name and password and have personalized settings.

With an individual user account, Norton Family can accurately apply the rules that you configured for your child. It also helps in creating accurate reports for your child's online activities.

If your computer has a single user account, it is most likely to be an Administrator account. Create a standard user account for each child user. With a standard user account, your child cannot run Administrator tasks such as creating user accounts or uninstalling an application.

Create a new local account on Windows 11

  1. Click the Start button and then click Settings.

  2. Click Accounts and then click Family & other users.

  3. Click Add account.

  4. Enter your child's email address and click Next.

  5. Click Finish.

Create a new local account on Windows 10

  1. Click the Start button and then click Settings.

  2. Click Accounts and then click Family and other people/users.

  3. Click Add a family member.

    Sign in with your Microsoft credential.

  4. In Add someone window enter the child's Microsoft account credentials.

    If the child does not have a Microsoft account, click Create one for child and follow the onscreen instructions..

    In Add someone window, enter newly created Microsoft account credentials.

  5. Click Next.

  6. Click Member and then click Invite.

  7. Sign in to the child's Microsoft account to accept the invitation.

Create a new local account on Windows 8.1

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, click Settings, and then click Change PC settings.

    If you are using a mouse, go to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, click Settings, and then click Change PC settings.

  2. Click Accounts and then click Other accounts.

  3. Click Add an account and then click Sign in without a Microsoft account (not recommended).

  4. Click Local account.

  5. Enter a user name for the new account.

  6. Enter and confirm the password, add a password hint, and then click Next.

  7. Click Finish.

Create a new local account on Windows 7

  1. On the Start menu, click Control Panel.

  2. In the Windows Control Panel, click User Accounts and Family Safety, and then click User Accounts.

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

  4. Click Create a new account.

  5. Select the account type, and click Create Account.

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DOCID: v91580726
Operating System: Windows
Last modified: 11/01/2021