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Microsoft Windows Vista: Visual QuickStart Guide by Chris Fehily

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Chapter 17. Managing User Accounts

Windows 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, personal folder, Control Panel settings, email account, internet details (favorites, history, feeds, cookies, and cached webpages), program settings, permissions, network connections, and other odds and ends. Your private files, folders, and preferences are stored on the Windows drive in \Users\username, which lets Windows personalize your desktop each time that you log on.

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