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Windows 7 Standard User Account

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by wannagotohawaii, Apr 21, 2011.

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  1. wannagotohawaii

    wannagotohawaii Thread Starter

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    I am having problems setting up different user accounts. I have been using my administrator account since I have owned my laptop. However, there are other members of my household that have recently been using my laptop to surf the web and do basically whatever they want on my laptop. This is fine and dandy with me, but I have a lot information and work files on my laptop that I do not want to be harmed or deleted by mistake! So, I decided that I would like to set up different user accounts for each user.
    First I went to the control panel and created a new user account as a standard user. Now when I go to start and select switch user the only options I have are my Adminstrator Account and the Guest Account. The new standard user account is not listed in my options to select. I went back to the control panel to ensure that the new standard user account is listed and it is!
    So, how come there is no option to sign into it?
    I am working on a home network/work group. Is there a step I am missing or am I doing something wrong?
    Thank you in advance for your help!!
     
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    I don't know if it is necessary, but I'd try a reboot before doing anything more.
     
  3. DaveA

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    Do NOT use switch user, use Logout and then you should see these other account(s). I do not think tha "Switch User" will work until the full account is made. The folders and system settings are completed on the first login of each account.

    If you do NOT see them then you did some wrong in making the other account(s).

    I normally make one account at a time and then open it up, password protect it and then check it out that the password is correct. Then to another account, but you may need to log out of the standard account to make another account.
     
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