Chapter 18: Managing User Accounts and Parental Controls
6. Type the name of the local account. This name is displayed on the Welcome
screen and Start menu.
7. Set the type of account as either Standard user or Administrator.
8. Click Create Account.
Windows Vista will create a user profile and personal desktop for this user the first
time she logs on to your computer.
Changing User Account Names for Other People
Your computer tracks account names with SIDs. This allows you to safely change
account names at any time without worrying that this will cause problems with
access permissions or privileges. If you want to change someone else’s account name,
follow these steps:
1. Click Start and then click Control Panel.
2. In the Control Panel, click the User Accounts and Family Safety heading and
then click User Accounts.
3. On the User Accounts page, click “Manage another account.”
4. On the “Choose the account you would like to change” page, you’ll see a list of
existing accounts on the computer. Click the account you want to work with.
5. On the “Make changes to...” page, click “Change the account name.”
6. On the “Type a new account name for...account” page, shown in Figure 18-7,
type the new name for the account and then click Change Name.
Figure 18-6. Creating a new account