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    Creating another User account for me......


    I have an administrator account and would like to create a "user" account as well that also enables me to sign in to my computer (to enter the start screen). I have read that you really shouldn't use your administrator account all the time, just use it to make changes/updates, etc. Will this new account take me to the same place as my administrator account if I use the same info to create the user account as I used for the administrator account. I only ask this because on my HP laptop with the help of my internet provider back in Jan. I am using my Verizon account for e-mails instead of the program that came with the PC and I also created my "favorites" list as well. I enter my Verizon account using the internet icon. So can this be done? I've read several support articles from HP support, but they didn't give any info if I could do this.


    Thank you.

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    Hello Juliet, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you mean for a Microsoft account, then you will not be able to use the same email address to create another Microsoft account on the same computer.

    If you have UAC set to "Always Notify" (top level), then you'll always be prompted to approve doing anything that requires elevation (Run as administrator).
    Personally, as long as you are not using the built-in "elevated" Administrator account for everyday purposes, then you are fine to use your normal administrator account.
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    Nice to meet you Brink and thanks for the info. I knew they was an embedded Administrator Account but I was advised from someone in the HP Support Forum to just leave it alone. I did go into the site you linked in your response for the "elevated" administrator account and after reviewing the steps I've decided not to activate it......it takes me to an area of the PC that I'm not familiar with and don't want to take the chance of screwing up........I'm technology/technically-challenged.

    I have the UAC set to "always notify".

    I was also advised to create another "administrator" account that I could use if anything should happen to the currently used administrator account. So, I can have 2 administrator accounts....correct?

    BTW, your picture is frightening
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    No worries, I'm a friendly alien.

    It doesn't hurt to have a second administrator account as a backup, but you could also always use the built-in Administrator if needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    No worries, I'm a friendly alien.

    It doesn't hurt to have a second administrator account as a backup, but you could also always use the built-in Administrator if needed.
    Boy has it taken me way too long to reply and thank you. I'm not usually that ignorant! Thank you for your help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Juliet68 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    No worries, I'm a friendly alien.

    It doesn't hurt to have a second administrator account as a backup, but you could also always use the built-in Administrator if needed.
    Boy has it taken me way too long to reply and thank you. I'm not usually that ignorant! Thank you for your help.
    And, I still can't figure out how to mark reply as "solution solved" and "kudos"!!!
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    You're most welcome Juliet.

    There would be a green "Mark Solved" button at the top and bottom of a thread you created to do so.
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