How to Create a Second User Account in Windows 7

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In Brief...

Creating a separate user account for each employee in Windows 7 lets each person adjust his or her individual profile settings. To create a new user account in Windows 7, follow these eight steps.

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  1. Select the Windows Start menu button. Start Menu Button

  2. Select Control Panel.
    Control Panel

  3. Select User Accounts.
    User Accounts

  4. Select Manage another account.
    Manage Another Account

  5. Select Create a new account.
    Create a New Account

  6. In the New Account Name text box, type a name for the new account.
    New Account Name Text Box

  7. Click Create Account.
    Create Account

  8. The new user now appears in the Choose the account you would like to change box.
    User Name Shown in Account Box

Author: Margaux Judge

Margaux Judge has worked as an e-learning editor and instructional designer for over ten years, writing and editing a wide variety of courses, from technical topics to soft skills. She has a Bachelor's degree in English and Textual Studies from Syracuse University and a Master's degree in Television Writing from Boston University.