Adding a new user in the Windows Control Panel is an easy process that can be done quickly using the built-in tools. The following instructions will walk you through the process.
Open the Control Panel
In Windows, click the icon or search for “Control Panel” from the Start menu.
Navigate to User Accounts
On the Control Panel screen, select “User Accounts”.
Create a new account
On the User Accounts screen, click the “Manage another account” link. From the list of accounts, click the “Create a new account” link on the left side of the window.
Name the new account
Type the name you would like to give the new user in the box provided, and select either a Standard or Administrator account type, depending on the privileges you would like this user to have. Click Create Account.
Set a password
On the next page you will be prompted to set a password for the user. Choose a secure password that includes a combination of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and symbols. Don’t forget the password!
Set parental controls (if applicable)
If the new user is a child or minor, you may be given the option to enable parental controls. This will allow you to manage and restrict access to certain websites and content, as well as set time limits for computer usage.
Customize the new user profile
After the new user has been created, you will be taken to the User Profile setup screens. Here you can customize the user’s desktop background, language settings, and other personalization options.
Create additional user accounts
Once you are finished with the first user, you can repeat the process as many times as necessary to create additional users.
Sign out and test the new user
After all the users have been created, sign out of the Control Panel and then sign back in to test out the new users. Each user should have their own individual desktop and settings once they log in.
Congratulations! You have successfully added a new user in the Windows Control Panel.