In This Chapter
Understanding user accounts
Adding, deleting, or changing user accounts
Signing in at the Sign In screen
Switching between users
Windows allows several people to share one computer, laptop, or tablet without letting anybody peek into anybody else’s files.
The secret? Windows grants each person his or her own user account, which neatly isolates that person’s files. When a person types in his user account name and password, the computer looks tailor-made just for him: It displays his personalized desktop background, menu choices, programs, and files — and it forbids him from seeing items belonging to other users.
This chapter explains how to set up a separate user account for everybody in your home, including the computer’s owner, family members, and roommates.
It also explains how to create accounts for children, which allow you to monitor their computer activity and set limits where you feel ...