Creating new user accounts and passwords is a basic network administration task for a Windows 7 home network. With multiple user accounts, several people can use the same computer without affecting each other’s personal settings or files. There are two types of user accounts in Windows 7 — Administrator and Standard User. To see whether an account is an Administrator or Standard User account, you can go to Manage Accounts in the Control Panel.

The Guest account is a built-in Standard User account that does not require a password and provides only limited access to your network resources.


Open the Windows Control Panel, and then click User Accounts and Family Safety.

The User Accounts and Family Safety window appears.


Under User Accounts, click Add or Remove User Accounts.

The Manage Accounts window appears.


Below the list of user accounts, click Create a New Account.

The Create New Account window appears.


Enter a name for the new user account and choose an account type. Click Create Account.

The new account is created and added to the list of user accounts.


Click the user account that you just created.

The Change an Account window appears.


Click Create a Password.

The Create Password window appears.


Enter a new password for the user account and confirm the new password; then click Create Password.

You should also create a password hint to help you remember the password in case you forget it.

The password hint will be visible to everyone. Although the hint should be helpful in remembering the password, it should not be a dead giveaway (for example, Mom’s maiden name or Make and model of my car). Try something more subtle.