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The name you provide when you create a new account with Windows is used for both the user name and the full name . The user name is the primary name used internally by Windows . You use it when you log on without the benefit of the Welcome screen (such as in certain networking situations) and when you specify the account name in various commands and dialog boxes for setting permissions. The full name is the name that appears on the Welcome screen, at the top of the Start menu, and in User Accounts. You can change either name at any time after the account is created .

Figure 16-2 Manage Accounts shows all local user accounts that are a member of the Administrators, Users, or Guests groups.

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Name the account and choose an account type

This name will appear on the Welcome screen and on the Start menu. |New account name

(0) Standard user

Standard account users can use most software and change system settings that do not affect other users or the security of the computer.

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Administrators have complete access to the computer and can make any desired changes. Based on notification settings, administrators may be asked to provide their password or confirmation before making changes that affect other users.

We recommend that you protect every account with a strong password. Why is a standard account recommended?

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Figure 16-3 Creating an account couldn't be much easier; just specify a name and account type .

If you want to specify any other information about the account—including setting a password—you must make changes after you create the account, as described in the following section . Alternatively, you can use the Local Users And Groups snap-in or the Net User /Add command, both of which allow you to create an account and make several other settings simultaneously. For more information, see "Using Other Account Management Tools" on page 562.

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