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Down/Up bandwidth issues for single user account

Q: Down/Up bandwidth issues for single user account

Hello New to the forums here Did some searching and couldn't figure out my issue so I figured I'd start a new post I am having an issue where my bandwidth seems very limited on only one user account I normally can get - Mb s down - Mb s up which is what issues user account bandwidth Down/Up for single I am paying for Recently I have been getting lt Mb s down - Mb s up I Down/Up bandwidth issues for single user account am running a wireless network all other devices run at good speeds Things that I've done to trouble shoot -Reset wireless router -Comcast refresh signal -Ran Microsoft Security Essentials full scan found a problem with Java fixed it I think Re-ran scan after cleaned comes up normal -Created Test user with Admin privileges when testing via speedtest net I get normal performance with new user Mb s down -CC cleaner -Turned off Windows firewall no change -Boot into safemode brings back good performance to main user account -Very few Processes running in task manager all seem to check out as normal -Drivers are all updated Any thoughts Occasionally it will jump up to normal for a short time but will return to slow speeds eventually If it helps this is what I am using Windows i EVGA ti Boost GB Ram TP-Link PCI wireless card Thanks for any help

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A: Down/Up bandwidth issues for single user account

How far are you from the access point when you're using that account? Also have you checked UAC settings? That might have something to do with it.
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Devices and Printers
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A:Print only in single user account.

Did you shut down and boot up again when you gave your kids account permission?
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EDIT: I will be using Windows 8, Home edition

A:Setup-single user account with no password?

Hello JoGirl, and welcome to Eight Forums.

Yes. You would just need to set it up using a "Local" account instead of a "Microsoft" account. Only with a local account can you leave the password fields blank to not have one.

The only issue with it being an administrator account without a password protection would be a security issue of everyone being able to use the account since there is no password they must type before being allowed to.

Hope this helps,
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As far as the Metro Apps go, I'd try uninstalling them and then reinstalling them.
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A:User Account Issues

Hello Comrade,

Double check in netplwiz to see what account it may have selected to automatically log on to at startup. You may need to change this to the account she wants instead.

Log On Automatically at Startup

Hope this helps for now,
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A:user account issues

Hello Chuck, and welcome to Vista Forums.

I would recommend to reinstall Vista to start fresh again. There's just no telling what else may be installed on the computer.

What is the brand and model # of the computer? I'll be happy to see if I can find instructions on how you can do a factory restore on it.
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A:User Account Issues

This may help.

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A:Issues with certain user account

If you don't use roaming profiles, try rename the user's local profile and then have her log in again to create a new local profile. Might be something in the local profile has become corrupt.

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A:Help with User account issues!!

Go into safe mode by tapping F8 key as soon as you have turned on your PC. Select Administrator account which is bulit in the Safe mode and from the Control Panel select User Accounts. Delete and remake every one of them, and that should work.
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A:New User Account Login Issues

Hello cimage.

You have more than 1 account named administrator? I wouldn't even use it for one account, causes too many conflicts.

Have a look at the tutorial at the link below; it was written for Vista but the topic is relevant for Windows 7 also.

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A:User Account Control Issues

I seen several statements to the fact that there is no way to white-list a program for UAC:The reason UAC doesn't allow "blessing" of an executable is becuase it would allow lower-privileged applications to start blessed higher-privileged applications and abuse them. Imagine the (likely) common case of a user blessing a command prompt to always run as administrator. A lower-privileged application could thus start the always-trusted command prompt and use it to elevate its privilege level and abuse the system.There should be some way to modify certain paths or actions to not need admin privileges but I do not know how.
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Did you only move the Users folder?
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A:User Account Control (UAC) issues

Hello Ymi7, and welcome to Vista Forums.

With those issues, you might consider doing a System Restore using a restore point dated before these problems or a repair install.

The built-in administrator account is the only one with true full power, but UAC is not active in this account. A standard administrator account has the same power, but you just have to approve an administrator action with UAC first before it is allowed.

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A:User Account Sharing Issues

If you're using the 32-bit version, Windows Update provides a fix for the permissions problem.

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A:User Account/Data issues and FF Bookmarks

The default account has basic settings that get loaded/copied over when a new account logs on for the first time. So for example if you want a new user to have specific shortcuts in their start menu or desktop whenever they get their new account, you can put that in the default profile.
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A:Limited User Account Issues On Startup

Perhaps you are refering to the user account Control. To disable it: Turn User Account Control on or off.

After that, there will be no more prompts for your password for anything, however, limited account will still have lower permissions than an administrator and therefore not be able to access everything, as you already know.

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A:Solved: User Account issues after cloning

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A:limited user account file access issues

Welcome to TSG!

I suspect you need to take ownership of the files from the limited account.
First, change the limited account to a Computer Administrator account
Follow the steps in this article to take ownership of the files:
How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP

Then, change the account back to a Limited Account.


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Is it a network printer or a local printer?
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Are you using one of the drivers certified for use under Windows 7? Some of the older drivers needed to be able to write to places in the registry they will not be able to under Windows 7 (old WinXP assumption, I presume):
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A:Move/copy-paste User Account data & docs to New User account same sys

Don't even try would be my recommendation.

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A:replacing a restored user account from backup with present user account

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Hello Scams,

About as close as you can get to this would be to create a new administrator account with the name you like, then copy all of the contents of the old user account's C:\Users\(user-name) folders (including hidden AppData folder) into the corresponding new account's C:\Users\(user-name) folder. After everything checks out ok, you can delete the old user account while logged in the new user account.

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Policy that is actually causing the problem (or lack thereof) is corresponds to Internet Options control panel, Connections tab, Lan Settings button: Use Automatic Configuration settings.
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If you have to select a user's icon at the log on screen, then what other user's icon is displayed to select from if you only have a single user account on the computer?

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Hi and welcome to TSF

Really best bet is to call in your IT people in since this a military computer.

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Sorry but we will not work on such a system. You will need to address the problem with the military IT department.

Closing thread.
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Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread when you have a new issue. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread.

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Occasionally, Windows might not read your user profile correctly, such as if your antivirus software is scanning your computer while you try to log on.
Please try restarting your computer and logging on with your user account again.

If the issue still persists, please restart in safe mode to log on with the built-in administrator account:
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2. Highlight and hit enter on Safe Mode with Command Prompt. Try logging in there.
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6. You will be able to login as Administrator with the password you set in Step 3.

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Method 1: Fix these user account profile on these computer

Method 2: Log on to Windows and copy your data to a new account
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Hi and welcome to the Forum
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Originally Posted by saeen

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solved it. Disabled the admin account, and removed the pw of my useraccount.
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Very astute questions.
It is suggested that you do not log on as administrator. If you are infected by malware the damage done will be limited
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Hello Jerry, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I think you may have misunderstood what UAC is. Read the links in the green information box in the tutorial below for a more detailed explanation of what UAC is and what is does if you like. The tutorial below will also show you how to turn UAC off.

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