1 May 2022



 A User account features in window allow you to determine what can be done on your computer and by who. even if you own  the computer but you didn't create an administrative account for yourself on  your computer. There are numerous things you will not be able to do, Until you make an administrative account.


Window allow you to set up 3 different types of user accounts, which are:

i. Administrator

An administrator is someone who can make changes on a computer that will affect other users of the computer. Administrators can change security settings, install software and hardware, access all files on the computer, and make changes to other user accounts.

ii. Standard

Standard: Standard accounts are the basic accounts you use for normal, everyday tasks. As a Standard user, you can do just about anything you would need to do, such as running software or personalizing your desktop. 

iii. Guest.

The guest account is very useful when you want to temporarily lend your system to others. Due to the restrictions placed on this account, the user won’t be able to install/uninstall any applications or be able to make significant changes to the system.

The need for knowing how to setup different user account.

i do advise that you need to set up separate user account for anyone that will be having access to your computer due to the following reasons.


Your laptop may contain sensitive and critical data, which you don't want everyone using your computer to have access to. Therefore you must set up a separate user account  for your own work office which will be  different from others.


Having a separate user account will aid work efficiency.

let me put it this way, assuming you've had a set up on your computer which you are using for your work, but your wife got their and scatter all your settings, you will discover that when next you want to work,  you would have to start afresh. but when everyone have his/her user account such thing will not happen which will result to high productivity.


Separate user account helps in organizing your machine. The organization of files and folder on your machine can easily affected by different users.


Most times you have to monitor the activities of everyone that have access to your machine in other to know what they are doing with it. If you discover something fitchy, you can easily change it or remove it from your computer.So having and administrative account give the priviledge to oversea every other accounts or activities going on, on your computer.

Now let see how to set up each of these  user accounts  in window 7

How to create Administrative account

Windows® 7

  1. Open Control Panel from the Start menu.
  2. Click on User Accounts.
  3. Select User Accounts and Family Safety.
    Note: If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  4. Click Add.
  5. Type the name and domain you want to give the user account and click Next.
  6. Select Administrator and click Finish.
How to Enable the Guest Account in Windows 7
  1. Go to Start Menu > Control Panel.
  2. Select User Accounts and Family Safety. ...
  3. Select User Accounts.
  4. Select Manage another account. ...
  5. Select Guest from the list of accounts. ...
  6. Select Turn On to enable the Guest account in Windows 7.



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