Creating user accounts

User accounts allow several people to share a single computer. Each family member can log on to Windows using their own user name and password. Each user can then have personalized settings. When your children use separate user accounts, Norton Family can monitor each child individually.

If your computer has a single user account, it is an Administrator account. You should create a standard user account for each child who uses the computer. This assures they won't run Administrator tasks, like creating new user accounts.

The following figure shows the login screen with several user accounts on Windows 7:

To create a new user account on Windows

  1. Do one of the following:

    • On Windows Vista or Windows 7, on the Start menu, click Control Panel.

    • On Windows 8 or later, go to the Start screen.

  2. Do one of the following:

    • On Windows Vista, in the Windows Control Panel, click User Accounts.

    • On Windows 7, in the Windows Control Panel, click User Accounts and Family Safety, and then click User Accounts.

    • On Windows 8 or later, swipe in from the right end of the screen, click Settings, and then click Change PC settings.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • On Windows Vista, click Add or remove user accounts, and then click Create a new account.

    • On Windows 7, click Manage another account. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

    • On Windows 8 or later, click Users, click Add a user, and then click Sign in without a Microsoft account.

  4. Do one of the following:

    • On Windows Vista, type a name for the account.

    • On Windows 7, click Create a new account.

    • On Windows 8 or later, click Local account, and enter the account name.

  5. Do one of the following:

    • On Windows Vista or Windows 7, select the account type, and click Create Account.

    • On Windows 8 or later, click Finish.

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Last modified: 05/10/2017