For security purposes, you should always create a standard user account to be used as your primary account. This way you are not always logging on with an administrative account. Such accounts should only be used when necessary.

With this in mind, after you install Windows Vista, one of the first things you should do is create a standard user account for yourself. This can be done by following the steps below.

To create a standard user account:

  1. Log on with an administrator account.
  2. Click Start, click Control Panel, and then click Add or remove user accounts under the User Accounts and Family Safety heading.
  3. Click Continue at the User Account Control consent prompt.
  4. From the Manage Accounts, click Create a new account.
  5. From the Create new account, type a name for the primary user account. Verify that Standard user is selected.
  6. From Manage Accounts, click the new user account you just created.
  7. From Change an account, click Create a password.
  8. Type in a strong password.