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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

How to Add a New User Account in Windows XP

Windows XP comes with one user account set up by default. This guide will walk-through how to add a new user account in Windows XP.
  1. Click the Start button in the lower left-hand corner of the screen, then select Control Panel on the right half of the menu.

    Start menu
  2. The Control Panel should open in Category view. If the Control Panel does not, click the Switch to Category View link.

    Category view
  3. Select the User Accounts category.

    User Accounts
  4. Click the Create a new account link below Pick a task.

    Create new account
  5. Enter the name of the account you wish to add and click the Next button.

    Enter name of new account
  6. Select the whether the account will be a Limited or
    Computer administrator account and click the Create Account button.

    Select account type

  7. The account should then appear as a user at the login screen the next time you restart the computer or log off of the current user account.

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