In many cases we are not the only users of our devices. Whether you have a little brother or a little sister, or one of your grandparents wants to experience the new world of technology, because they are not familiar with these devices, they could cause a real damage in your operating system. For this situation and for many other circumstances Windows 10 allows you to create one user account for each user. In this article we'll show you how to switch between multiple user accounts in this operating system.
User Accounts and Family Safety
How To Manage User Accounts and Family Safety Settings in Windows
After we showed you how to link a Skype ID with a Microsoft account in a previous article, it only seems fair to also explain to you how to unlink them at some point. The need to do this might be related to your desire to link the Skype ID to a different Microsoft account or simply because you want to stop logging into Skype with your Microsoft account. Regardless of the reason for your decision, you have to be careful when unlinking accounts because you will only be able to do this for a limited number of times. So, let's see how to remove the link between your Skype ID and your Microsoft account in just a few easy steps.
Since the launch of Windows 10 is just around the corner, we have decided to take a closer look at this operating system's usage of Microsoft accounts. As we all know, starting with Windows 8, users had to choose, when logging into the operating system, between using a local account or a Microsoft account. The idea behind this situation was that if one wanted to take advantage of new Windows features and modern apps you were required to use a Microsoft account. This created a huge rift between the two types of user experiences and an ever more growing frustration on the part of people who liked using local accounts and didn't want to be beholden to an online account. It seems that Microsoft is not at all that deaf to user needs and expectations, hence Windows 10 comes with a more relaxed policy on user accounts. Let's try to understand what the differences are between these two type of accounts in Windows 10 and what has changed from Windows 8.1.
One of the most important features of an operating system is the security, so when you create an user account it asks you to choose a strong password in order to avoid the possible security breaches. But, typing the same passcode, of at least 8 characters, each time you login, may be a little annoying. Windows 10 provides an alternative to traditional password authentication. You can choose to replace it with either a PIN code or Picture Password. In this article we'll show you how to configure each of these two options and we'll also show you how to use them in order to login into your Windows 10 device.
If your computer is used by more than one person, you might want to limit the amount of storage space every user has the right to use. This would ensure that the storage space on a certain drive or partition is never filled up by only one user account. Let's see how quota limits are set in Windows 7 and Windows 8.1.
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.
Most Windows 8.1 users are using a Microsoft account to access the operating system, but there are some users who use a local account, available only on their computer or device. If the password for your local user account has been compromised, you can easily change it and, in this tutorial, we will share how it's done:
Changing the password you use on your Microsoft account from time to time is a good way of keeping it safe. You may want to change it if your account has been compromised or simply because you have used the same password for way too long. In this tutorial we will share two methods that you can use to change the password for your Microsoft account: directly from your Windows 8.1 computer or device or from a web browser. Here's how it is done:
Some of our readers have asked us how Windows 8.1 deals with trusted devices and how they can set their devices as trusted. Things have changed in this regard since Windows 8 was launched and that's why we have decided to give you a hand. In this article you will learn how to mark your Windows 8.1 devices as trusted, how to set your devices as untrusted and what happens when you do that. Also, you will learn what to do in case one of your Windows 8.1 devices gets lost or stolen so that others don't have an easy time accessing that device.
Since Windows 8 and Windows Phone were released, having a Microsoft account has become essential to a complete computing experience. We have already discussed this concept and the pros and cons of using a Microsoft account, so we won't do that again. However, some readers asked us to share what they can do when they forget their Microsoft account password. How can they get back into Windows and log into their devices? Luckily, Microsoft has made things simple by providing an online password reset tool. Here's how to use it:
If you created a password reset disk in Windows as soon as you set up your computer or device, can be a lifesaver if you actually manage to forget your password later on. As you will see from this guide, using the Password Reset Wizard is very easy and anyone can reset the Windows password in a matter of seconds. Here's how it works:
The human memory is fantastic. You can encode, store and retrieve information when needed very quickly but, unlike your computer's memory, it is not perfect. It lacks a basic feature: it doesn't have permanent storage. Unfortunately, passwords make no exceptions and you might be in a situation when you don't remember your Windows password. Don't worry, Windows comes to your rescue. If you forget your Windows password, you can use a password reset disk to create a new one, so you don't lose access to your apps and files. Obviously, the password reset disk must be created before you forget the password, otherwise the tool is useless.