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What are the default user accounts created and their rights and privileges?

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What are the default user accounts created and their rights and privileges?

Windows XP creates two default user accounts during the installation.
1. Administrator
2. Guest

The following table indicates the privileges of each account.
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Administrator Limited
Installing applications and adding hardware OK -
Modifying the configuration of the entire system OK -
Displaying and reading shared files OK -
Creating and deleting user accounts OK -
Modifying the settings of other user accounts OK -
Modifying the name and type of own user account OK -
Modifying the image of own user account OK OK
Creating, modifying and deleting own password OK OK
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