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Microsoft® Windows 7 Your Way: Speed Up and Customize Windows by Michael Miller

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10. Managing User Accounts

Now that we’ve got the fun media stuff out of the way, it’s time to turn to more mundane—but equally important—user and network configuration items. We start in this chapter by examining user accounts—Windows’ way of letting different people use the same PC. By creating different accounts, each user gets to use the PC in his or her own way, with his own desktop theme, folders and libraries, and the like.

Adding New Users to Your PC

Unless you’re a hermit or dedicated bachelor, chances are you live in a house full of other people. In fact, you probably have more people than you have PCs—kids, a spouse, roommates, you name it. Fortunately, you can configure Windows so that different people using your computer sign on ...

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