Adding an extra user profile in Windows XP is a good idea in homes where multiple people use the same computer. It helps you keep your files separate from those that belong to your family or roommates, preventing confusion and accidental deletion of important documents. Luckily, creating a new account couldn’t be simpler.
You will need to be logged into a profile that has administrative access on the computer.
Simply open the “Start” menu and select “Control Panel.” Now double click the “User Accounts” icon, followed by “Create a New Account.”
Enter the name of your new account in the textbox on the next screen and hit “Next.” You will be asked if you want this person to have administrative or limited settings. If you want the user to have full power to install programs, create new accounts, etc., select administrative access. If you want them to have less control, select limited access. Make your selection and click “Create Account” to finish.
You can also set a password for this person by going to the “User Accounts” screen, clicking on the profile and selecting “Create a Password.” Setting up passwords will ensure that the computer’s users don’t have access to each others accounts