In this article I will tell you how to manage all the user accounts on Vista OS. You will know how to change login password, your account picture(avatar), your account name and account type. You will know how to remove login password and how to create and manage other user accounts.
Before you begin, you should keep in mind that the most important changes can take place with an administrator account. If your account is a standard user can not change you can change the password and the image of your account.
Everything is done from the User Accounts control panel so first we will show you where to find it.
Find the User Accounts Control Panel
Start the control panel, type user accounts in the upper right search box and then click on the first search result (user accounts), as shown in the screenshot below.
In the User Accounts control panel you can customize different aspects about your user and, if you have administrative rights, you can manage other user accounts as well.
Change your password
In the User Accounts control panel, click on the Change password link.
In the first box type your current password, in the next two boxes type the new password and then click the Change password button.
For security reasons it is better not to use simple passwords like "123" or "password" as they can be easily guessed by other people and can compromise the security of your system. Try to create more "complicated" passwords which have more than 3-4 characters and include numbers or alpha cases such as "#", "@" or "&".
If you would like to know more about how to create "safe" passwords, you should read this article regarding the strength of your passwords.
Remove your password
If you want to remove your current password, go to the User Accounts control panel and click on the Remove password link.
To remove your current password you have to type it and then press the Remove Password button.
Please note that it does not remove Advisa your password. If you find that someone can access your PC to have free and all your data.
Change your picture
In case you want to change the picture (avatar) associated with your user , just click on the Change your picture link.
Windows Vista loads a list of standard images, you can use. If you’re like one of them, click it and press the Change button image. Otherwise, you can click Browse for more photos and select a different image from your computer.
Change your account name
To change the account name, go to the User Accounts control panel and click on the Change your name link.
Now type the new account name and press the Change Name button.
Change you account type
To change your user type, click on the Change your account type link and then choose the preferred type of user: standard user or administrator.
When you are done, press the Change Account Type button.
Create a new User Account
If you need to create a new user account on your Windows Vista PC, first go to the User Accounts control panel and then click on the Manage another account link.
You see a list of all existing users. Below this list there is a link to create a new account. Click it and you can name the new user account and select its type.
Now click on the Create Account button and the new user account is created.
Change another User Account
Go to the User Accounts control panel and then click on the Manage another account link. You will see a list with all the existing users. Double click on the user you want to change and the following window will open:
Here you can make the same changes as for your own user account.