Using a Standard User Account makes it more difficult for the computer to be infected. You should use a Standard User Account for every day activities even if you are the sole user of the computer.\n\nCreating a Standard User Account (Limited User in Windows XP) must be done from the Administrator account. After the account is created, log off the Administrator account and log on to the Standard User Account. \n \nWindows 8\n\nWindows 8 has two options for user accounts, a local account or a Microsoft Account. \n\nWith a mouse, the easiest way is to go to the Windows 8 Start Screen and type Add User. From the search results, click Settings. (With a touch screen, swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings.) \nTap or click Change PC Settings. \nTap or click Users. \nTap or click Add a user. \nTo create a Local Account:\n\nTap or click Sign in without a Microsoft account. \nEnter a user name for the new account.To include a password, enter and verify the password, add a password hint. \nTo create a Microsoft Account:\nEnter the Microsoft account (email) address. \n If a Microsoft account does not exist, to create a new one, enter the e-mail address to be associated with the account, generally the address used most frequently. \nTap or click Next. \nTap or click Finish. \n\n \nWindows 7 and Windows Vista\n\n\n Click the Start button \n Click Control Panel \nUnder User Accounts and Family Safety, click Add or remove user accounts \n Click Create a new account \n Create a name for the new account \n Select Standard user \n Click Create Account button \n\n\nWindows XP\n\n\n Click Start > Control Panel > User Accounts \n Click Create a new account \n Create a name for the new account \n Under "Pick an account type", select Limited \n Click Create Account \n\n\n\nChanging to the Administrator Account\n\nWhen you need to install Microsoft Security Updates, a new software program, or perform administrative functions such as creating a new account, you will need to be using the Administrator Account.\n\nTo switch to the Administrator account, do the following:\n\nWindows 8:\n\nUsing the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keyboard combination and then clicking on Switch User is the fastest method.\n\n\nWindows and Windows Vista:\n\nTo use Fast User Switching (FUS), click the Start button, point to the arrow next to the Shut down button, and then click Switch user.\n\n\n\n(Note: Fast User Switching is not available on Windows 7 Starter.)\n\n\nWindows XP:\n\nClick on the Start Button to open the Start Menu. Click the Log Off button and then click on the Switch User button.