Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7 all have very similar functions that enable you to create new user accounts on your computer.
Let’s look at how to add a new user in Windows 7…
First, we need to get to the screen that allows us to add a new user.
There are two ways to get to the same place User Accounts menu in Windows 7. The quickest is to use the Start Button, then Control Panel, and select User Accounts.
At first glance, it would appear that the quickest way to add a new user account is to click on the link "Add or remove user account" which is below the User Accounts heading (which is also a link).
Actually, that selection simply takes you to the same place that as clicking on the header "User Accounts" would take you. You are taken to the screen where you select which account you want to change, or click on a link to create a user account.
Now, we’re on the page where we can choose to change the settings on an existing account. It’s also the same place where we can click on the link to "Create a new account".
Click on the link "Create a new account".
Now, you need to fill in the userID that you’ve chosen for the new user. I decided to use "terry" for that user.
Your other step at this point is to decide if the new user is to be a Standard User or to be an Administrator on the computer system. A Standard User is more restricted in what they can do within Windows.
An Administrator may have to input his password at certain points to confirm that they want to do a specific function, or Windows 7 may simply require that the click on a button to confirm the intent to do that Administrator action.
After you click the Create Account button, you wil see that the new user account has been created.
In order to set a password for the new account or change the picture tied to this account, select the account from the screen. Then, click on the corresponding link.