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Windows 7 Step by Step by Joan Lambert and Joyce Cox

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Chapter 2. Manage User Accounts

Chapter at a Glance

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You might be the only person who uses your computer, or you might share it with other people. If more than one person uses the same computer, each person should log on with his or her own user account. By using separate accounts, each person can set up the Windows 7 environment to look and work the way he or she wants it, without interfering with another person's computing experience.

Each user account is associated with a user profile that describes the way the computer environment (the user interface) looks and operates for that particular user. This information includes simple things such as the ...

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