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Do a "man mount", look at the "umask" option in the "fat" file system section.
Then if you edit your /etc/fstab and add/change this parameter in the options section to something like "umask=666" or something like that, your windows file system should be wide open to every user. Put a "user" option in there as well if you want everyone to be able to mount and umount the partition.
Changes won' take affect until you reboot. Oh I forgot, this isn't Windows: You can do something like "mount -o remount /mnt/windows" to make the change on-the-fly.
Most ditributions use something like this in /etc/fstab to make Windows partition user mount-able
/dev/sda1 /windows/C vfat noauto,user 0 2
You should change /dev/sda1 to /dev/XXX depending on where your Windows partition is (/dev/hda1 in quite a few cases). This will _not_ mount the Win partition every time you boot. As a regualr user you can just use the mount command to gain r/w access to it. 'mount /windows/C'. Once you've got that working you can also create a link to the device in most Xwindows desktops to mount/unmount with a right-click.