Why use a Windows 7 standard user rather than administrator
It is always highly recommended that when using Windows 7 you setup your primary account as a standard account. This is because by using a standard account you limit what can be accidentally changed in the system. An administrator account gives you full control over the computer which means if you change a setting or file accidentally you can corrupt your operating system and cause it to not work correctly.
The standard account also limits what can be run on the computer and installed meaning there is less chance of someone installing something a malicious accidentally on the computer like malware or a program running in the background without your knowledge.
How to set up a standard user account
1. Press the start/windows button in the bottom left corner and select control panel
2. Go to User accounts and family safety and press add or remove user accounts
3. Press Create a new account
4. Give the new account a name and ensure standard user is selected then press the create account button
5. You will be taken back to the first screen where your new account should be
6. If your administrator account does not have a password you should set one, select the administrator account (probably you name)
7. The next screen will bring you a number of options you want to select the second option “create a password”
8. On the next screen you need to enter a password and then repeat it. You can also leave a hint if you want but do not make it too easy such as your dog`s name as this is easy to guess by your child!. Click create password and you are then done. Make sure you can remember the password!!
That is how you create a windows 7 standard user account and password protect the administrator account to stop unauthorised access to your computer and programs.