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User accounts allow several people to share a single computer. Each family member can log on to Windows using their own user name and password. Each user can then have personalized settings. When your children use separate user accounts, Norton Family can monitor each child individually.

If your computer has a single user account, it is an Administrator account. You should create a standard user account for each child who uses the computer. This assures they won’t run Administrator tasks, like creating new user accounts.

To create a new local account on Windows 10

  1. Click the Start button and then click Settings.
  2. Click Accounts and then click Family and other people/users.
  3. Click Add a family member and then choose Add a child.
  4. Click The person I want to add doesn’t have an email address.
  5. On the create account page, enter a user name, password, and other details, and then click Next.

To create a new local account on Windows 8.1

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, click Settings, and then click Change PC settings.

    If you are using a mouse, go to the lower-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, click Settings, and then click Change PC settings.

  2. Click Accounts and then click Other accounts.
  3. Click Add an account and then click Sign in without a Microsoft account (not recommended).
  4. Click Local account.
  5. Enter a user name for the new account.
  6. Enter and confirm the password, add a password hint, and then click Next.
  7. Click Finish.

To create a new local account on Windows 7

  1. On the Start menu, click Control Panel.
  2. In the Windows Control Panel, click User Accounts and Family Safety, and then click User Accounts.
  3. Click Manage another account. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  4. Click Create a new account.
  5. Select the account type, and click Create Account.

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