How to use your computer on daily basis with user accounts:

There are two user account types in windows xp. Computer Administrator and limited. Administrator account allows the user to change all computer settings.

Computer administrator:

  • Install programs and hardware
  • Make system wide changes
  • Access and read all non-private files
  • Create and delete user accounts
  • Change other peoples accounts
  • Change your own account type and name
  • Change your own picture
  • Create, change or remove your own password

Limited account:

  • Change your own picture
  • Create, change or remove your own password

If you log in as a computer administrator, not only you but your installed programs are allowed to change computer settings.