Chapter 17. Sharing Your PC

Even with today’s good pricing, computers aren’t exactly cheap. Whether you’re at home or at the office, it’s very common to have to share a PC with others.

But sharing a PC—just like sharing a desk or a kitchen or a bedroom—can bring about special challenges. After all, everybody has his or her own way of doing things and his or her own preferences for how the desktop looks or what programs are needed. The result, as you can imagine, can be a lot of frustration.

Understanding this reality, Microsoft has included some help built right in to Windows XP that can allow different people to run the PC the way they like it. This way, a change made by one person won’t necessarily affect how everyone else works with it.

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