90. Create New User Profile
If you are the sole user of your computer you may
not find it necessary to create another user
profile. However, one good reason to create another
user profile when you are the only user is to
safeguard your administrator account. By adapting a
new standard user account profile you can go about
your work in the knowledge that no one can tamper
with your machine without the administrator user
name user name and password and, fortunately, only
you know that.
Should you not be the only user of your computer
it is wise to give other users' be they family or
friends their own user account. This allows them to
customise their own work space without upsetting
To create a new user profile proceed as follows:
1/ Click the Start button.
2/ From the Start menu, Click
the Control Panel option.
3/ In the Control panel window,
Click the User Account icon.
4/ The User Account window will
5/ In the Make changes to your account
list of options, Click Manage another
6/ User Account Control will now
kick in and will ask permission for
you to continue. If you are the
Administrator then simply Click the
Continue button. If you are not the
Administrator then you will need to obtain,
from the administrator, the user name
and password before you can
7/ The Choose the Account you would like
to change window will now open.
8/ Click the Create New Account
9/ The Name the account and choose an
account type window now opens.
10/ Type the name of the
new account in the name dialogue box.
11/ Now select the Type of account
you want. You have two choices, Standard
- Standard - Standard
accounts enable the user to use most software
installed on your computer and also to change
system settings that are not linked to other
users or are security settings.
- Administrator - The
Administrator has complete control over the
computer and can make any changes they wish.
12/ Once you have chosen the type of account you
want to create, Click the Create Account
13/ Your new account will now be created.