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Windows® 98 Unleashed by Paul McFedries

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Personalized Windows: Working with User Profiles

Do you share your computer with other people either at work or at home? Then you're no doubt all too aware of one undeniable fact of human psychology: People are individuals with minds of their own! One person prefers Windows in a black-and-purple color scheme; another person just loves that annoying “Pinstripe” wallpaper; yet another person prefers to have a zillion shortcuts on the Windows 98 desktop; and, of course, everybody uses a different mix of applications. How can you possibly satisfy all these diverse tastes and prevent people from coming to blows?

It's a lot easier than you might think. Windows 98 lets you set up a different user profile for each person who uses the computer. Each profile ...

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