Saturday, August 29, 2009

How to create a new user and add user password

In a household there might be only one computer and many users. If this is the case it makes sense to create an account for each user so they can have more flexibility in organizing their folders and customizing the look of their desktop. It would also be best to add a password to these accounts to increase privacy for each user.

The steps to create a new account and add a password is simple. The steps below would work for both XP and Vista computers. There is also a video tutorial to provide you with a visual guide.
  1. Go to start
  2. Go to control panel
  3. Go to user accounts
  4. (depends) go to user accounts again
  5. Select the user you want to add a password
  6. Click create a new password
  7. Type the new password in (twice - once in the first box and once in the second)
  8. (If you want) Add a password hint (DO NOT put the password itself!)
  9. Click create password

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