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Chapter 16. Managing User Accounts

16. Managing User Accounts

Windows XP is a true multiple-user OS that lets several people use one PC without intruding on—or even viewing—one another’s files, settings, and tastes. To start a Windows session, you log on to your user account, which gives you personalized access to the system. You, like each user, have your own desktop, Start menu, My Documents folder, Control Panel settings, email account, internet details (Favorites, History, cookies, and cached web pages), program settings, permissions, network connections, and other odds and ends. Your private files, folders, and preferences are stored in C:\Documents and Settings\<your user name>, which lets Windows personalize your desktop each time that you log on.

In this chapter, you’ll learn to create, edit, and delete user accounts as an administrator. If you’re an ordinary user who’s not called on to administer, you still need to know (and will learn) how to maintain your own account.


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