In Windows 7, you can create and customize accounts all from Control Panel.
Adding user accounts in Windows 10 is a relatively straightforward process. You can add and manage accounts from the Accounts screen under Settings. In Windows 7, the process isn’t difficult but it is different. You create and modify accounts from the good, old-fashioned Control Panel. You can add new accounts, change their names, change their passwords, change the account type between a standard user and an administrator, and create a password reset disk for your own account. For those of you still running Windows 7, let’s go through the steps for creating and tweaking user accounts.
Creating multiple user accounts is a convenient option if you’re sharing a single PC among different people. Those of you in the same household or small office can sign in with your individual account and create your own individual desktop, wallpaper, color scheme, and other settings. Windows 7 supports three types of accounts: Administrator, Standard, and Guest. With an administrator account, you can create and modify other accounts and change virtually all system settings in Windows. With a standard account, you can modify your own settings but you can’t create or modify other accounts or change certain Windows system settings. And a guest account is limited in capability and can be used by someone who just needs temporary access to the computer. By default, a guest account is turned off, however, since it can pose a security risk if enabled all the time. If you installed Windows 7 on your shared PC, you should already have your own account as an administrator, which means you can create and modify other accounts.
To make sure you’re set up as an admin, open Control Panel in icon view and click on the icon for User Accounts. You should see your name listed with the role of Administrator. We can now start creating new accounts. At the User accounts window, click on the link to Create a new account. At the Name the account and choose an account type window, type a name for the account and then choose whether it should be an administrative or standard account. Depending on who else will share the PC, you may want to keep yourself as the sole administrator and make all others standard users, or you may want to make at least one another person an administrator to serve as a backup for you. In many cases, though, a standard user will be asked for the administrative password when trying to change a key Windows setting. Therefore, another option is to make everyone an administrator so you’re not constantly being tapped on the shoulder to sign in. When finished, click on the Create Account button.