Multiple User acounts... - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Software > Microsoft Windows and Software
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 08-29-2007, 11:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
Content Team
 
revenge2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: earth
Posts: 360
Exclamation Multiple User acounts...

Does having multiple user accounts slow your computer?
__________________

revenge2 is offline  
Old 08-29-2007, 11:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
Junior Techie
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 69
Default Re: Multiple User acounts...

it will only slow down your computer if you have Fast User Switching enabled and you only switch users which your previous user account will stay logged in and you can log into a different account thus having the previous and current account using up the same amount of resources TWICE.

You can either disable Fast User Switching or when you want to get off your account just make sure you log off and not sign off
__________________

__________________
A+ and MCDST Certified
Reformatting is the n00b answer to BSOD
Record of Viruses found on a customers PC: 76211 :D
DaMadScientist is offline  
Old 08-30-2007, 07:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
Content Team
 
revenge2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: earth
Posts: 360
Default Re: Multiple User acounts...

ahk, but im saying like in general. Just having multiple accounts.
revenge2 is offline  
Old 08-30-2007, 08:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
Repeat Offender
 
superdave1984's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: South Fulton, TN
Posts: 1,980
Default Re: Multiple User acounts...

No. But it will take up space on your hard drive which can slow down searching and stuff. Depends on how many you have on there and how much they save. My home computer has 4 accounts, but some computers at work have 30 or more. And yes filling the drive slows it down somewhat.
__________________
Change the world. Of one person. Today.

If your equation requires either a complex combination of variables to get the desired result OR you can't seem to get the result regardless of the variables....it ain't your variables, it's your constant.
superdave1984 is offline  
Old 08-31-2007, 02:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: A system that rotates chaotically while simulations indicate irregular and unconventional behaviour.
Posts: 477
Default Re: Multiple User acounts...

Quote:
Originally Posted by superdave1984 View Post
My home computer has 4 accounts, but some computers at work have 30 or more. And yes filling the drive slows it down somewhat.
If profiles are set as mandatory, like usually in (bigger) network systems, then the profile data is located in the server(s). Also I'd say that a few local accounts/profiles won't fill up the drive significantly.
LoTeX is offline  
Old 08-31-2007, 05:20 AM   #6 (permalink)
Graphic Designer
 
mssssee2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Thessaloniki, Greece
Posts: 506
Send a message via MSN to mssssee2 Send a message via Yahoo to mssssee2
Default Re: Multiple User acounts...

No it won't affect your system at all, except if you do not log off before loging in an another account. I actually have 1 account for me!
__________________

__________________
Mike from Greece, 16

mssssee2 is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FPS Being cut in half, 50% cpu usage w/ no programs foskey Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 3 08-24-2007 02:49 AM
HAVOC's User Bar Designs HAVOC Off Topic Discussion 47 08-13-2007 11:00 PM
Very strange problem, restarts on Administrator user but not others. Spidervlad Microsoft Windows and Software 3 08-07-2007 11:24 AM
XP Screen Resoloution w/ 2 User Accounts Dingadilly Microsoft Windows and Software 2 06-05-2007 03:43 PM
User Data Stolen from The Pirate Bay Osiris Off Topic Discussion 1 05-11-2007 10:51 AM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.