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#1 newchap


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Posted 03 January 2007 - 09:47 PM

Does having different user accounts affect system speed?I'm assuming all other accounts be logged off while using your account.Is this correct.My son has 3 accounts on his computer this is why I'm asking. :thumbsup:

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 12:25 AM

The only way that 3 user accounts would affect speed is if there varying programs to load with each or large amounts of desktop changes or whatever,

That is the only way it should affect the speed of it, I *think* that's my personal take on it,

if you have 3 accounts that all use the default windows wallpaper, with the same desktop addons and startup programs then there wouldnt' be much difference aside from the files that you have in hte my documents folder

Im not 100% sure about what I just said, But to me it makes sense enough to be right

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 10:37 AM

I suspect that there's no appreciable change in speed due to user accounts. This discounts the minimal increase in loading of the registry (we're probably only talking about 1 or 2 milliseconds). In other words, a registry with 3 accounts is larger than a registry with only one account.

For all practical purposes tho' - once the account has been loaded there's no difference since the other accounts aren't loaded into the system.
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Posted 04 January 2007 - 06:12 PM

I'm assuming all other accounts be logged off while using your account.Is this correct.

Not neccessarily. It is possible to simply switch users without logging off, meaning there would then be two user accounts running at once - making the computer run slower. It is possible to even have three or more accounts running at once.

See for yourself. Go to:
Start > Log Off > Switch User to simply switch users.

But go to:
Start > Log Off > Log Off to actually log out of one account before opening up another.

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 12:52 PM

It is certainly better to just have one account on a computer. The more accounts with more variety will take up more room in your registry. Computers will work better with a smaller registry.

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