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User Accounts and Logons

Windows XP gives you a quite a bit of control over the way you log on and what you can do with user accounts. Here’s where you’ll find out how to use your own customized picture for your user account, how to make sure you use a password no one can crack, and other insider secrets.

Using Your Own Picture for Your User Account

One of the best things about Windows XP is the way you can customize it to reflect your personality, not the collective wisdom of a Microsoft marketing committee. And one of the best ways to customize it is to use your own picture on your user account rather than one provided by Microsoft. Rubber duckies, soccer balls, plastic frogs, and Kung Fu masters are all well and good, but you might want something more personal (and attractive) next to your name. After all, you see that picture not only when you log on to your PC, but also every time you bring up the Start menu.


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