To add a new user to the computer

You must have a computer administrator account to add a new user to the computer.


Open User Accounts in Control Panel.


Under Pick a task, click Create a new account.


Type a name for the new user account, and click Next.


Click either Computer administrator or Limited, depending on the type of account you want to assign to the new user, and then click Create Account.

If you see an account named Owner, rename that account with a user's name. The Owner account, with computer administrator privileges, is created during installation if no user accounts are set up at that time.


To open User Accounts, click Start, click Control Panel, and then click User Accounts

The name you assign to the new account is the name that will appear on the Welcome screen and the Start menu.

The first user you add to the computer must be assigned the computer administrator account.

For more information about user accounts, click Related Topics.

Related Topics

Change a user's account type

Types of user accounts

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