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Guide for OS X

A lot of programs and computer configuration options are tied to a user account.  Switching to a completely new user account will likely result in a lot of wasted time reconfiguring applications and moving data around.  Instead, we recommend that you demote your existing account to a standard user and create a new administrative account to use when needed.  Alternatively - you can create a new standard account to log into instead. The exact steps for this process for OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) are listed below.  The steps should be very similar for other versions of the operating system.