A new tutorial titled How to create a new user account in Windows 8
was added by Lawrence Abrams
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A brief excerpt of the tutorial can be found here:
Windows 8 allows multiple users to share the same computer using different accounts. This allows each user to have their own location where they can store personal information such as documents, pictures, videos, saved games, and other files so that they are not mixed in with the files of other users on the same computer. Having multiple accounts also plays a strong role in Windows Security. It is advised that each account on the computer be setup as a Standard User, which has limited permissions, so that it is harder for malware to infect the computer. You should then create a separate account that will be for the Administrator of the computer. This account, though, would only be used to administer the computer as necessary and would not be used as a day-to-day account. Using this security plan significantly reduces the chance of your computer becoming infected.
We hope you find this tutorial helpful.
The Bleeping Computer Staff