Anyways today I was writing a message to a friend in msn messenger when all of a sudden I pressed the wrong keys on my pc keyboard and my desktop quickly disappeared showing just my walllpaper, than it went to the windows xp login screen where you have to use a password to log onto windows. I of course am the administrator of this pc and have no other users assigned to this pc. So during the login screen you can only choose one specific user that has my name [that's me!]. Although I must state that when I start the pc in safe boot mode [which is totally unrelated to what I'm talking about], I see two user accounts:
1. Administrator [<<<<---- Spelled just like that]
2. & than the one with my name
I than googled shortcut keys that may trigger you to go into log off mode. & it turns out the "windows button + L" on your pc keyboard make you go to the windows login screen which is essentially lock mode.
Anyways I'd like to know if I'm right when I state that logging off of windows xp can make my pc slow down, lose ram speed, instability, etc. If not than I will do that when I'm not around from now on. Because I sometimes leave my pc on all night and who knows when someone will try to sneak up and do stuff on it.
Anymore info on logging off of windows xp would be great! Or what exactly happens when you do so... By the way what's the difference between pressing the shortcut keys and doing it from the start menu? Does the start menu do something else?