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Getting StartED with Windows 7 by Kevin Otnes, Joseph Moran

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Chapter 2. Managing User Accounts

User accounts in Windows 7 serve two main purposes. The first is to allow different people to customize the operating system to their own personal preferences, and the second is to make sure that people can't gain access to each other's files.

For example, imagine if you sat down at the computer and found that characteristics such as the background wallpaper, colors, and menu options were different from the last time you were there because someone else had come along and changed all the settings. Similarly, you probably wouldn't want other members of your household to be able to read, change, move, or delete your important personal files.

User accounts can make sure this kind of thing doesn't happen. Through user ...

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