Managing User Accounts in Windows 7


Uploaded by howto4u on 25.05.2011

Transcript:
This video shows you how to manage user accounts in Windows 7.
User accounts enable you to share your computer without allowing others access
to your personal files.
This could work well for families.
For example dad can have an Administrator user account and create
Standard user accounts for the kids.
He could also create Guest user accounts for visiting friends or relatives.
There are three types of user accounts:
Administrator
Standard
and Guest user accounts.
In this scenario dad creates an Administrator user account
which has the highest level of control of the operating system and the ability
to change passwords
change system-wide settings
access all files on the computer
and change privileges in Standard and Guest user accounts.
As an Administrator
dad can create a Standard user account for junior or other kids in the family
with the ability to
only install OR open programs that have been designated by the Administrator.
This way dad can insure the kids can only use programs he approves.
To create a new account log into an Administrator account and follow the
steps to create the account.
Click Start
and then click Control Panel.
Click User Accounts and Family Safety
and then click
Add or Remove User Accounts.
If you are prompted for an Administrator password or confirmation
type the password or provide confirmation.
Click Create New Account.
Types the name for the new account.
Click an account type
and then click Create Account.
The new account has been created.
Now, suppose mom just wants to use the computer occasionally for email or
Internet browsing.
Dad can create a Guest user account for her
with just those programs.
The Guest user account can only install or use programs designated by an
Administrator user.
A Guest account can be used to allow multiple people quick, but limited access to
the same computer through one account.
Use the following steps to enable a Guest account.
From the Manage Accounts screen.
click the Guest Account.
Click
Turn On.
The Guest account is now enabled and appears as a selection from the main
login page.
To change an account password,
perform the following steps.
Press the Control Alt Delete keys at the same time on the keyboard,
and then click
Change Your Password.
Type the current password, the new password and then the new password again.
To confirm, click the right arrow next to Confirm Password.
When you create an account you should also create a password reset disk,
which you can use to recover a forgotten password.
This procedure requires removable storage media.
The types of storage media that can be used are
USB storage devices,
floppy disks and flash memory cards. Writable CDs and DVDs are not
supported.
Note:
You only need to create one password reset disk per account.
No matter how many times you change your password,
this disk will always allow you to create a new one.
First insert the storage media into the PC.
Next,
click Start and then click Control Panel.
Click User Accounts and Family Safety
Click User Accounts
in the left pane.
Click Create a Password Reset Disk. The Forgotten Password Wizard opens.
Click the Next button.
Get into your password and click Next.
A progress bar displays 100% complete.
Note:
If nothing happens when you click Next, try using a different storage device.
Click Next. Click the Finish button.
If you forget your password, and you have created a password reset disk you can
use the information on the disk to reset the password.
Log into the computer.
If you enter the wrong password
you see a message
the username or password is incorrect
Click the OK button below the message. A new login screen appears.
Click Reset Password.
The Welcome to the Password Reset Wizard opens.
Click Next.
An Insert the Password Reset Disk window opens.
In the dropdown box select the drive location for that password key disk.
Click the Next button.
The Reset the User Account window opens.
Type the new password and the confirmation password in the appropriate
boxes.
Type a hint that will help you remember the new password.
Click Next. A Completing a Password Reset Wizard window opens. Click Finish.
The password is reset.
Caution:
If you use that Administrator account to reset an account password you
permanently lose access to any email or encrypted files that are associated
with that account.
Log into an Administrator account.
Click Start
and then click Control Panel.
Click User Accounts and Family Safety.
Click User Accounts.
Then click Manage Accounts.
Click the name of the account you need to change.
Click Change the Password or Remove the Password. Type the new password,
and then type the password again to confirm.
Click Change Password.
Restart the computer.
Remember
to always write down your password and store it in a secure location where it
can be retrieved as needed thank you for viewing this video.
For more help
go to HP.com/Support.