I am going to assume that you are running windows xp on your machine, and you are the only user on this machine. That is right, no one else uses your computer except you.
Let me ask you a question:
How many user accounts should you have on
You probably guessing, one user account is
the answer, since you are the only user on your
computer. This is what most people will
answer, one, just like you thought.
Here is the problem, you can run your your machine
with only one user account. But, it is not a good
The best practice is to have two accounts,
even if you are the only user on your computer.
Here is why:
when you install windows xp, a user
account is created for you, called the admin account.
The admin account has the highest privilege on the
That is installing new programs, deleting, adding
user accounts, and all the rest of the administrative
services. In other words, you are the most effective
user on this computer.
In order to prevent unwanted install or uninstall
of programs unintentionally, you must create another
user account beside the admin account. When you create
another user account beside the admin account, so you
prevent unwanted install or uninstall.
This is because the second account created will
not have the authority of the admin on the computer.
In summary, you should have two account users on your
computer, the admin, and another account you create.
You always login and do work using the account created
other than the admin account.
The only time you should login using the admin status,
is when installing a program, or doing other tasks
that can only be done by the admin.
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