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Windows 8.1: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

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Editing an Account

Although the process of creating a new account is swift and simple, it doesn’t offer you much in the way of flexibility. You don’t even have a chance to specify the new person’s account picture (rubber ducky, flower, or whatever).

That’s why the next step in creating an account is usually editing the one you just set up. As it turns out, the options are scattered across three different places.

Changing the Account Type

If you’re logged in with an Administrator account, you have the power to change other people’s account types (your choices: Administrator, Standard, Child). To do that, open PC Settings. Select Accounts→“Other accounts.” Select the account name, hit Edit, and use the pop-up menu to change the account type. Hit OK.

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