For Seniors: Switch Windows User Accounts
Windows 7 allows supports multiple user accounts so each person can work with his or her personal Windows environment. After multiple user accounts are created, each user of that computer must select the account he or she wishes to use when logging on. Each user account can be password protected so that each environment and its files can be given an extra level of security if desired.
Click Start and then click the arrow on the side of the Shut Down button.
A list of shut down options appear.
Choose Switch User and then click the user you want to log on as.
When you click Switch User, a list of user icons appear; click the icon for the user you want to log on as. If the user account you selected is password protected, a box appears for you to enter the password.
Type the password and then click the arrow button to log on.
Windows logs you on with the specified user’s settings.
If you forget your password and try to switch user accounts without entering one, Windows shows your password hint, which you can create when you assign a password.