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How To Create A New User Account in Microsoft Windows XP

Windows XP User Account Creation Tutorial


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This tutorial will show you the procedure for adding a new user account to Microsoft Windows Xp. You have the option of creating accounts with limited access to administrative functions. And also the the option of creating accounts that have full administrative rights within the operating system. A supplemental video tutorial is also included at the bottom of this page.


To create a new user account in Windows XP, begin by:

  1. Clicking on the “Start Button” in the lower left corner of your screen.




















  1. Next click on the “Control Panel” shortcut in the Start Menu.





















  1. Next click on “User Accounts”.  As a side note, your view should be set to “Classic View” in the upper left.
























  1. Next, click on “Create A New Account”.
























  1. Next, enter your chosen name for the new account.























  1. Afterwards, click on “Next”.























  1. Next, select the level of access that you want to grant the new user. A limited account will have access to most applications, but won’t have access to the higher administrative functions such as installing applications and new hardware. An account granted “Computer Administrator” rights will have complete access to the system, including application installation access and also the ability to install and update hardware.























  1. Next, click on “Create Account”.
























  1. Afterwards,  your new account should now be listed in the user accounts area.

















































The information in this article is provided "as is". It should be used for educational purposes only. Smith Technical Resources makes no guarantees or claims that the information contained in this article will help you completely remove the above listed malicious program(s) from your computer.

If you feel uncomfortable performing any of the procedures that we've listed on this page, please contact a professional computer repair company in your area and have them complete the needed repairs on your computer. Smith Technical Resources takes no responsibility for any possible damage that could result from your use of the above instructions.

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