Managing User Accounts

Better understand how to manage Windows XP user accounts in this free lesson.

Creating a new account

You can create new user accounts as needed, giving others access to your computer (without sharing your password).

To create a new account:

  1. Click Create a New Account in the User Accounts window.
  2. A User Accounts window appears. Enter the name of the new account, then click Next.
  3. The next window asks you to pick an account type. Choose Computer Administrator or Limited by clicking the appropriate radio button.
  4. If you're not sure, click each one and read the list of actions that can be performed by the account type.
  5. When finished, click the Create Account button.
  6. The new account now appears in the User Account window.
User Accounts name window