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Platinum Edition Using® Microsoft® Windows® XP by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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Fast User Switching

We've already discussed the new Welcome screen in the earlier section “The Welcome Screen,” and I told you I've stopped adding my primary workstation to my home domain to take advantage of the new logon interface. Now, I'm the first to admit, I'm a pretty big geek…so this seems strangely superficial, doesn't it? Ah! But wait! There's a bit more I didn't tell you about this configuration: If your workstation is not joined to a domain and you're using local accounts, you get the additional bonus of Fast User Switching.

So how do you use Fast User Switching? Even if you didn't know Fast User Switching existed, but you'd set up local accounts on your system using the Welcome screen, the default screensaver configuration under ...

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