Why should you have multiple accounts in Windows XP?
Windows XP will provide some security control — access control — that gives each user their own My Documents, My Music, etc. folders. This means that separate passwords will keep the children out of the parents’ files and folders (as long as they’re stored in the My Documents folder and the children don’t have have Administrator accounts).
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 XP…
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 XP. 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 "Create a new account" which is below the Pick a task… heading.
Actually, that selection simply takes you to the same place that as clicking on the "User Accounts" link below "or pick a Control Panel icon" would take you. You are taken to the screen where you click on a link to create a user account or select which account you want to change.