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Create a New User Profile in Windows XP Home Edition


Log on as the Administrator or as a user with administrator credentials.


Click Start, and then click Control Panel.


Click User Accounts.


Under Pick a task, click Create a new account.


Type a name for the user information, and then click Next.


Click an account type, and then click Create Account.

To Make Changes to an Account


Click Change an account in the Pick a task list box.


Click the account that you want to change.


Select the item that you would like to change:

Click Change the name to change the name that appears on the Welcome screen for the account.

Click Change the picture to change the picture that is used to represent the user account. You can use any image file on the computer for the user's picture.

Click Change the account type to change the account type to increase or decrease the user's rights on the computer.

Click Create/change the password to create or change the password for the user and create or change the password hint.

Click Delete the account to delete the user account from the computer. When you delete the account, you are given the option to save the user's files on the computer.

Note: You can not delete the account for a user that is currently logged on to the computer


  1. From the Start menu, select Settings, then Control Panel. Double-click System.
  2. Click the Advanced tab, and then, under "UserProfile", click Settings.
  3. Click the profile you want to copy and then click Copy to.
  4. In the Copy To dialog box, click Browse to select the directory to which you want to copy the profile. This will usually be C:\winnt\profiles\username or C:\Documents and Settings\username, where username is the username of the profile to which you are copying. When you've selected the directory, click OK.
  5. Under "Permitted to Use", click Change.
  6. In the field labeled "Enter the object name to select:", enter the username of the user who needs to have rights to view this profile. Click Check Names to make sure that the user is found. If the user is not found, you may need to click Locations... to select the correct domain (or, if it is a local account, to select the computer name), and then click OK.
  7. Click OK twice.
  8. If you are prompted to continue, click Yes. Allow a minute for the system to copy the profile.
  9. In the User Profiles window, click OK, and then click OK again in the System Properties window.




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Just like Windows 2000, Windows XP still fails to set the DMA mode correctly for the IDE device designated as the slaves on the primary IDE and secondary IDE channels. Most CD-ROMS are capable of supporting DMA mode, but the default in XP is still PIO. Setting it to DMA won't make your CD-ROM faster, but it will consume less CPU cycles. Here's how:

1. Open the Device Manager. One way to do that is to right click on "My Computer", select the Hardware tab, and Select Device Manager.
2. Expand "IDE ATA/ATAPI Controllers" and double-click on "Primary IDE Channel"
3. Under the "Advanced Settings" tab, check the "Device 1" setting. More than likely, your current transfer mode is set to PIO.
4. Set it to "DMA if available".

Repeat the step for the "Secondary IDE Channel" if you have devices attached to it. Reboot.

For a Microsoft article on setting the DMA mode Click Here.

(Note: You will not see the Advanced Settings section if your hardware does not support it)


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1 When booting your computer, press F8 to bring up a boot menu
2 Select Safe Mode with Command Prompt
3 Select the operating system to start (if you have multiple operating systems installed)
4 Log on with an account that is a member of the administrators group
5 At the command prompt, type %systemroot%\system32\restore\rstrui.exe
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