Managing User Accounts in Windows 10

Windows 10    |    Intermediate
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In many cases, multiple users share the same computer. Discover how to add, configure, and manage user and family accounts; create and manage passwords; and configure Family Safety settings in Windows 10.


  • Creating a user account
    Switching between user accounts
    Editing a user account
    Managing your password or pin
  • Creating a picture password
    Setting up family accounts
    Configuring the family safety settings
    Setting up assigned access


  • 4m 37s
    If you're using Windows 10 on a shared device, you may find it useful to create multiple user accounts. Each user can then organize and manage their own personalized settings and applications and keep their files separate from those of other users. Get started creating a user account, using an existing Microsoft email address or create a new email account directly via Windows 10. Creating a user account in Windows 10 takes just a few minutes. FREE ACCESS
  • 4m 43s
    User accounts allow multiple users to keep separate files, applications, and settings on the same Windows 10 device. Once signed into Windows, you can move from one user session to another without having to sign out beforehand. This means that each user can keep their documents and applications open while someone else uses the device. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Editing a user account in Windows 10
    6m 6s
    Once a user account has been created in WindowsÊ10, it can be modified. For example, you can change user's account type, or adjust your display name, password and image. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Managing your password or pin in Windows 10
    4m 11s
    In Windows 10, you have the choice between two alternative security measures to your standard password that can be put in place in order to access your account: the pin and picture password. While you cannot layer these security options on top of each other, you can enable these and choose between them each time you sign in to your device. No matter which password option you choose, you'll always have the standard password option available when you sign in. In this tutorial, you'll see how to manage your password and pin option in Windows 10. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Creating a picture password in Windows 10
    5m 23s
    A picture password is sometimes easier to remember and is often a safer method of logging in to your account. Choose from a photo of your own. Then draw three gestures containing circles, straight lines, and taps on the screen with your finger or cursor. Together, your selected image and gestures will become your new picture password. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Setting up family accounts in Windows 10
    6m 3s
    It's easy to share your Windows 10 device with family members. Add family members via your device's Window 10 settings so that they'll be able to use the device as well. Then, you can choose the kind of access that each family member will have so that you're always in control. You can add or remove an account at any time. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Configuring the Family Safety settings in Windows 10
    6m 22s
    Once you've created family user accounts you can manage those accounts to help keep your family safer online. Adults can view reports of kids' online activity, set device time limits, and block inappropriate websites, apps, or games. The family settings can be managed online, via your web browser. FREE ACCESS
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    8.  Setting up assigned access in Windows 10
    4m 47s
    While Windows 10 does not offer guest accounts, you can use Assigned Access to limit a user's access to a specific program. This is useful for children or guest users because it ensures that they'll only have access to the program that you assign to them. Set up assigned access by activating the setting, choosing an existing user account to apply the restricted access to, and restarting your device so that the changes will take effect. The result from the perspective of the user is a simple kiosk-style device with a sign in window redirecting them directly to the application that you've made available. FREE ACCESS


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