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Sams Teach Yourself Microsoft® Windows® Vista™ All in One by Greg Perry

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Chapter 26. Separating Users Gives Each the Access They Need

In This Chapter:

  • Learn about Administrator and user accounts
  • Assign user account passwords
  • Change user account settings
  • Change your user account’s picture
  • Increase or decrease a user account’s security level
  • Manage multiple users
  • Protect your user account’s files

Microsoft designed Windows Vista to be a multiuser operating system. On one computer, several people can access Vista and manage their own set of files, their own Vista look and behavior, and abide by the security settings given to them by a user on the computer who uses an Administrator user account. When someone first installs Vista on a computer, that user—the first user—has Administrator privileges and can create accounts ...

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