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My Windows® 8.1 Computer for Seniors by Michael Miller

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4. Setting Up User Accounts

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In this chapter you discover how to configure your computer for multiple users.

Understanding User Accounts

Setting Up a New Account on Your PC

Switching Users

Chances are you’re not the only person using your computer; it’s likely that you’ll be sharing your PC with your spouse and maybe even your grandkids. Fortunately, you can configure Windows so that different people using your computer sign on with their own custom settings—and access to their own personal files.

Understanding User Accounts

The best way for multiple people to use a single computer is to assign each person his or her own password-protected ...

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