Having multiple user accounts logged in on your Windows 10 computer can make swapping between them faster, but it can also waste system resources as your computer is forced to maintain two separate environments in memory. If you want the chance to weigh the benefits of this action against the costs, the Task Manager can help. Check out the Users tab to view which user accounts are logged in and see how much of your resources are being used to maintain them. You can also use this tool to close the apps opened by another user or even log them out. Let’s see how it works.
User Accounts and Family Safety
Microsoft has introduced a new way of signing into your Microsoft account that doesn’t involve typing your password. All you have to do is approve the sign in on your smartphone, after entering your email address. This feature works when using the Microsoft Authenticator app for Android and iOS. Here’s how to stop using passwords for your Microsoft account and rely on your smartphone instead:
Security is essential in any digital environment, so to make it easier for users to manage permissions and other user accounts, Windows offers a useful feature called user groups. Although it may seem a bit intimidating at first, this feature is not that hard to understand and use, and it might just save you a lot of time and energy when managing multiple accounts. Let's get into some more detail and see what user groups are and how you can use them to your advantage, on any computer with Windows:
Just as with any other operating system, to use a Windows computer or device, you need a user account. This is one of those concepts that a lot of us take for granted and we believe we know what it is and what it does. But do you know everything there is to know? This guide will share the detailed definition of the user account, the username, and their attributes. You will also learn how to list all the user accounts that exist on any system with Windows and how to see which users are signed in at the same time.
Since Windows 10 is now one of the most used operating systems in the world, we thought it would be useful and informative to take a closer look at how it uses Microsoft accounts. As we all know, when you add a user account to Windows 10, you get to choose between using a local offline account or a Microsoft online account. The idea behind this setup is that if you want to take advantage of all the new Windows 10 features and modern apps, you are required to use a Microsoft online account. This creates a rift between the two types of user experiences and it’s frustrating for the people who like and want to use local offline accounts and don’t want to be beholden to an online account. It seems however that Microsoft is not that deaf to users’ needs and expectations. Hence the latest versions of Windows 10, including Creators Update, come with a more relaxed policy on user accounts. Let's try to understand what the differences are between these two types of accounts in Windows.
When you install Windows 10 or set it up for the first time, the operating system invites you to configure and use a Microsoft account. However, during the setup process, you only get to configure one Microsoft account. What if you need to use more than one Microsoft account on your Windows 10 PC? What if you want to create a new user account on your PC, using a Microsoft account? If you want to add a Microsoft account to your Windows 10 computer or device, here’s how it is done:
If you want to enable two-step verification for your Microsoft account, Microsoft pushes you to install and use their own Microsoft Authenticator app. It is available for Android, iOS and Windows 10 Mobile. If you have a smartphone with this app installed and configured, you get the benefit of signing in faster, without having to type the security code that is required for two-step verification. You get a notification on your smartphone with two options: Approve or Deny. Tap one of them and you are done. Here’s how to set up the Microsoft Authenticator app on your Android smartphone, so that you can quickly approve or deny sign in requests to your Microsoft account:
Microsoft offers two-step verification for your Microsoft account. However, when you try to enable it, the company tries to force you into using the Microsoft Authenticator app. While using this app has some benefits, some users will prefer using another two-step verification app, like Google Authenticator. Here’s how to enable two-step verification for your Microsoft account and use any third-party authenticator app you prefer and how to turn it off, when you no longer want to use two-step verification:
Do you need to remove a user account on your Windows computer or device? Do you need to know how to keep that user’s personal files? Then you are in the right place, as this guide shows two ways to remove user accounts in Windows. Let’s get started:
Do you want to create a user in Windows 10 that does not use an e-mail address? Do you want to use Windows 10 without a Microsoft account? If you do, then you are in the right place, as this guide will show you how to create a local user account that doesn’t use a Microsoft e-mail address. Here’s how it is done, in just four steps: