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Single user XP setup

Q: Single user XP setup

I have XP, and am the only user of my computer. When I boot up, I get a prompt with my user name that I must click on before the machine finishes booting. Is there a way to avoid this?

Thanks.

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Can I simplify first time setup as follows: since I am the only user, can I set up a single user account with administrative privileges and no password, given I have no microsoft account just local? If I do not need a password, how do I set it up without one? If I do that, will it complicate being the administrator? Thanks for any help!

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,
Shawn

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Thanks.

A:Cannot Print/ Single User, Single Printer

Is it a network printer or a local printer?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/cannot-print-single-user-single-printer-298214.html
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I have to select a user upon startup of Windows instead of have just being prompted for a password as per usual of having one user. Same deal when locking. Any ideas?

A:Have to select user upon startup, and after locking. Single User

Hello KillerHonky, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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?

....or do you mean that you have to enter both the user name and password at log on instead of just the password?


You could use the tutorial below to set Windows 7 to automatically log on to a user account at startup.

Log On Automatically at Startup

Hope this helps for now,
Shawn

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/194713-have-select-user-upon-startup-after-locking-single-user.html
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Thanks very much.
 

A:Change from multiple to single monitor setup

For XP.
Right click the desktop and click properties.
Click the settings tab.
Right click the monitor with 2 in it and click the attached
listing to uncheck it.
Click apply/OK.
May have to restart.
For vista.
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Click display settings at the bottom of page.
Do the same as above.
 

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A:Solved: Win 7 setup to work with single mouse click?

Yes. Control Panel > Folder options.
 

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A:Win 7 single user, merging users\All Users, Default User, Public, etc?

Just curious, but why does this annoy him so much? Surely it's not that complicated a system and all of his documents etc are stored in the same place, with more or less easy to use shortcuts to these directories placed throughout Windows 7?

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Thanks for the help
 

A:Single user PC

Go to Control ->User Accounts.

Delete the one you don't what any longer
 

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A:Single User SQL on an XP Machine?

How about installing the MDSE version of SQL (aka SQL 2005 Express) and install it on your XP Workstation?

http://msdn.microsoft.com/vstudio/express/sql/download/

Or is your product doesn't support 2005, then try the MSDE 2000 RelA.

http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/sql/aa336301.aspx
 

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With my new build and install of Windows 7, I decided maybe now is the time.

So my questions are:

1) When accessing the NET should I be logging on to my system as a user rather than administrator?
2) Is Windows 7 Firewall adequate or better than someone else?
3) Would it be better to use a sandbox?
4) If I use a sandbox, how can I ensure that the programs or pages I download from the NET are not infected so I can copy them onto my system -- e.g. what program should I run against the download to check it for viruses)?

Thanks
David

A:Single User Security

David
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
Windows 7 firewall is fine. Others are going to post and disagree, since it is a matter of opinion. I trust my system to the built in fire wall.
Sandboxie is very good software. I do not use it but it will give you an extra layer of protection
You can test the safety of any download with virus total
https://www.virustotal.com/
Now here is your bonus answer. I use the free Macrium Reflect. It makes an image of my hard drive (I make an image after any big changes, ie updates. It has saved me from 3 virus. You get a virus, just replace with the image.
Good luck to you

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Many thanks
 

A:Single User SQL on an XP Machine?

I figured somebody would answer this by now.

If I recall, there's a single user SQL from Microsoft that's a "desktop edition"
http://www.microsoft.com/sql/prodinfo/previousversions/msde/prodinfo.mspx

Of course, now that I've read this, it appears that they're canning this for Vista.

In the mean time, you should be able to use the MSDE engine. Not the fastest, but if it's single user it's probably ok.

Having said that, using SQL etc has some caveats.

1] Whatever the XP system has now, it'll probably need more memory to perform satisfactory.
2] You need to protect the system and filesystems/database from being shutdown abnormally. They need to be queiesced. This means the system needs a UPS of some form. Something that will keep it up long enough to shutdown gracefully.
 

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A:Single User Does Not Load

Hello hopefully I can point you in the right direction to fix your problem.Please read this concerning ntuser.dat a corrupted user profile. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows...ed-user-profileHope this helps and please keep us informed as to whether this helped or not.Kind regards.Bruce.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/339284/single-user-does-not-load/
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A:Single User Question

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.

User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

You might also look into the built-in Adminsitrator account to see if you may be interested in using it for what you want. I would recommend to stick with your current default administrator account though for better security.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Is an admin account necessarily more secure to the outside world? as in protection from hackers, malware, viruses, etc.

A:Single User Security

With a single pc you should create a standard user account and use it for everything. Only use the admin account when necessary.

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A:Installing program on XP for single user

I think the best way is to manually do it as I think there no way in stopping it happing.
Open C:\Documents and Settings you will see a All users folder look in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu
If you copy all there and move to each users C:.......\Start Menu you can delete it from All users start menu folder and start to clean up your own menues
1)summary copy C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu
2)paste to every users C:\Documents and Settings\Everyuser\Start Menu
3)delete whats in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu
4)clean up your start menu

hope this helps
 

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A:Revert XP to single user mode

Delete all but one user and In the User panel, click on "Change the way users log on and off" and put a tick in Use Welcome Screen

wrs
 

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A:Change user from dual to single

Well. you can simply never log off, just shutdown the computer and you'll never see the log on screen again. You can also change the name if you so desire. Or, if I read your post right...simply log on your name and never log off. There is a procedure to delete USERS and you can from the Control Panel. Make sure though that you are logged on as the Administrator.

BTW, I assuming this is XP????
 

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A:Single User 1324 Error

By the way same thing happens for Office suite 2007. It seems to be Office products in general.

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A:XP Pro clean install for single user

Wimpy369,

Welcome to TSG.

You Can go to Control Panel/ User Accounts and remove unwanted accounts.

Then Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Local Security Settings/Minimum Password Length/Reduce it to 0.

Then Control Panel/User Account/Your Account/Remove Password
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/xp-pro-clean-install-for-single-user.245979/
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A:Install software for single user only

as far as im aware this is done on a program by program basis, some give you the option some dont,

i would guess that as alot (all?) programs need to be installed by an administrator windows saves you the hassle of reinstalling with admin credentials on each individual account by just installing them for everyone

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A:XP - Single-user. Remove other logins?

Default User should have the administrative powers. You should be able to remove the other users, and then, if you get a welcome screen and you don't want it, you can change the way you log on under "users" in the Control Panel. Be careful not to delete all users with Admin priveleges!

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A:What folder should a Single User app be installed in?

While none of those really convinces me, I would think the best would be to use either %LOCALAPPDATA% or %APPDATA% environment variables as the base folder, which in particular in Windows 7 maps to c:\users\<username>\appdata\local and c:\users\<username>\appdata\roaming respectively. Creating a folder right there and dumping the program, and afterwards its data, there is not a bad option for a portable program. Alternatively, using %USERPROFILE% (c:\users\<username>) is possible.

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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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Regards, Alex
 

A:Single user security settings

Start, Run and type: control userpasswords2. Uncheck the box for "Users must enter a username and password to use this computer".

It would be wise to password the "Administrator" account and create a separate account for yourself.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/single-user-security-settings.602999/
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I am the only person that uses my pc. If I remove my master password from firefox should there be any worry about someone getting my passwords. Or is a master password only needed when multiple people use the same physical pc?

A:[SOLVED] Do you need a master password for single pc user?

Even if you are the only user on your PC, it might be advised to use the Master Password feature for the best security. You can find info about using Master Password at the Mozilla Help Site

Generally, you want your passwords to be as secure as possible, so it might not be a good idea to store them in Firefox at all, since it may be possible for others hacking into your computer to easily find them. As an alternative, I recommend KeePass, which has much more advanced security for storing your passwords, and is easy to make entries that will auto-enter your login info to sites. Check it out at their site

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f131/solved-do-you-need-a-master-password-for-single-pc-user-391812.html
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Hi guys Wow a lot has changed since single connection Blocking Internet for user I last logged in anyways I m needing a bit of help today Running Windows Ultimate bit fully licensed Gb DDR RAM AMD Sempron Ghz I have a media center setup in my living room that I use as a Home Theater I also use it from time to time for general Blocking Internet connection for single user PC usage etc I have two user profiles PC - for normal PC stuff and Media Center - which runs WMC for movies music etc What I m wanting to do is stop all network connections on the Media Center user profile but keep access on the PC profile The reason for this is on the Media Center profile I want to be able to run as little as possible eg no Comodo Avira Antivirus etc so that I have as nothing running that i don t need for playing movies if you get me basically cutting out all the c p Just blocking access to programs is not enough as I don t want to not have firewall anti virus running if there s still a chance that someone something can access through the internet connection Unplugging cables is not an option as built into a media cupboard under the stairs Disabling and Enabling LAN connection is a pain and there must be a workaround for what I want I have searched but have been unable to find the answer anywhere so far Any insight is greatly appreciated E-Mu

A:Blocking Internet connection for single user

After a few quick searches, I found a program that sounds like it'll do what you're looking to do:
http://www.devicelock.com/dl/faq.html#9

If I'm reading your post correctly, this sounds like it's exactly what you're looking for.
Source - http://www.pcreview.co.uk/forums/thread-1581821.php

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/365386/blocking-internet-connection-for-single-user/
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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.

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/493920/downup-bandwidth-issues-for-single-user-account/
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Hi all!!!

I had a system with 4 users (2 admins, 2 users) and 2 network adapters (1 wired adapter and 1 wifi adapter).

What I want to do is to disable 1 network adapter for each 2 users.
A better explanation:
- Users 1 and 2 should only have access to the wired adapter (Them are admins)
- Users 3 and 4 should only have access to the wifi adapter (Them are users)

I also want that users of both groups can be logged at the same time without gaining access to the other adapter.

Thanks for the help.

http://www.tenforums.com/network-sharing/45645-how-disable-network-adapter-use-single-user.html
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Have just migrated sic quot down graded ? + PC + user need Users Single Owner why do I Admin quot from XP to Win I am on Win training wheels Single user PC why do I need Admin + Owner + Users ? and I still fall of As a single user PC the new quot Administrator quot quot Owner quot etc is driving me insane In the process Single user PC why do I need Admin + Owner + Users ? of trying to get a grasp on Win and its foibles I am getting more frstrated with Win My four other WinXp PRO machines are just a dream to use Thay are all standalone PCs -- stable and they let me quot in quot My Toshiba laptop came with Win Home preloaded Is there such a thing as a single user install If so would I have to buy a Win Disc I am seriously thinking of buying a full retail version of Win so that when if my XP machines fall over I wont have the agony of Win because hopefully I will be familiar with Win tweaks As a Autocad programmer I mostly work in VBA and scripts I think I am developing a crush on Linux and we haven't even met I would appreciate any informative help

A:Single user PC why do I need Admin + Owner + Users ?

I can appreciate your frustration, Russell. The learning curve from XP to 7 can be kinda steep. One of the issues many people first have is the increased security offered by Windows 7. As you said in your post about your XP machines, "They are all standalone PCs -- stable and they let me "in"." That was one of XP's major problems ... lots of malware was able to get in as well as the authorized user(s).

When a new 7 computer is first set up, the initial account created is an administrator account so you can make required changes to the computer (like choosing language of choice, setting computer time zone, etc.) So there always has to be at least one administrator account on a 7 machine.

But to add to the confusion, this is an "unelevated" administrator account. In other words, there are some tasks (such as running a system file checker scan [sfc /scannow] from a command prompt), that cannot be done without jumping through one more hoop. If you open a command prompt in 7 (either by typing cmd in the start menu search box or using the long way start > all programs > accessories > command prompt) you have to right-click the command prompt icon and select "Run as administrator". It's just another security feature to make it more difficult for malware to get in.

A lot of people who are the only ones using the computer leave things as is ... running with that administrator account. Nothing wrong with that if you're careful and know what sites you're visiting, what email attachments you're opening, etc. But for an extra degree of security many people operate as a standard user just because it does make it more difficult for malware to get in. This tutorial goes into more detail about the various account types.

User Account Type - Change

As far as obtaining a Windows 7 installation disk, you could check out Step 4 in this tutorial (doing a repair install of Windows 7.)

Repair Install

You could download the ISO file for your version of Windows 7, save it to desktop, then burn it to a DVD. If you ever did a repair install or a clean install, just use the Product Key on your Toshiba laptop to re-activate with Microsoft. Hope some of this helps and doesn't make things even more confusing.

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/271549-single-user-pc-why-do-i-need-admin-owner-users.html
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Since it appears this is a precondition for a single-user restriction, I'm stuck for the moment - what are my options?

Thanks -

A:How to restrict drive access to single user?

I have this table for Windows 8.
Group Policy Search

You could search to see if the Vista setting is there.

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/302000-how-restrict-drive-access-single-user.html
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Cheers
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/group-policy-not-updating-on-single-user.928068/
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The Hound said It says right in the properties dialog box to check the boxes to improve performance If you re the only user I wouldn t see a problem You user for Settings Gpedit for Single not Administrator could uncheck the boxes if you wanted Gpedit Settings for Single user not for Administrator to use group policy editor in future If you re at all leery you posted this thread so I Gpedit Settings for Single user not for Administrator d guess that you are you might consider setting a restore point and backing up your data and registry before you do this Click to expand Hello Mr The Hound I have a problem in Windows Xp Pro Sp I want to know about gpedit msc settings If anyone already discussed on this topic then please send me its link please Gpedit Settings for Single user not for Administrator well I am having problem related to the security settings suppose If I am hiding the drives it also hides the drives in Admin account also I only want to hide the drives for the single user I have tried lot to find it but did not get the solution So If you have time then please solve my problem I am also uploading the screen shoot of the gpedit settings Thanks Pal nbsp

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A:want to change back to single user login

Hello ejdpop,

If you mean that you enabled the build-in "Administrator" account, then you could just disable it to not see it anymore.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

http://www.sevenforums.com/general-discussion/373599-want-change-back-single-user-login.html
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Hi, i was wondering if there is a way to have the automatic updates to prompt only one user account for download and install.

I have the updates set for download only, and im looking for a way to make it so only I can install them and avoid all other users including those that have admin right from installing.

Some computers need the employee to be an admin, but i dont want them to see or be able to install updates. I just want my admin account to be able to do so.

I found the non-administrator notification setting and the shutdown notification option in gpedit.misc which will work for those workstations with no other admin. But was hoping i could configure my options a bit more and be selective by user.

Any ideas, thanks for reading
 

A:Automatic updates - configure single user use only?

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/automatic-updates-configure-single-user-use-only.578174/
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A:Limiting user access to a single directory.

The best I could find were commercial programs which are not free.

Couldn't you just hide the mouse & keyboard & let the show run. ?

http://www.eightforums.com/customization/29865-limiting-user-access-single-directory.html
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I have a single domain user that cannot access any Google websites on one computer in Internet Explorer 8. Other users logged into the same computer can access any Google sites but he cannot. But, he can go onto another computer and log in and reach the Google sites. It appears to be a local profile issue on that single computer. Any suggestions on what the cause may be. Thanks!!

A:[SOLVED] Single User Cannot Access Google Sites in IE8

You'd have to create a new user account to create a new IE profile. If you allow other browsers and this person can access Google, would that suffice?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f56/solved-single-user-cannot-access-google-sites-in-ie8-685047.html
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Hi

Is it possible to have a Vista media centre PC with multiple users?

For example is it possible to have the media centre set-up in your front room and have a monitor / keyboard in a separate room and have multiple users e.g. someone watching the media centre in front room while someone working in a study with a remoate monitor / keyboard - all from the same media centre box?

I have looked at some of the linksys / falcon etc... wireless media extenders but they only seem to extend movies / pictures / TV to another room and not the functionality of the PC through use of keyboard / monitor.

Thanks

http://www.vistax64.com/software/195471-multiple-user-access-single-media-centre.html
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Hey all,

I'm in the same boat as CIS was when he posted this thread:

Help with Group Policy?

I've googled and googled and read so much my head is about to explode but still haven't found what I'm looking for.

My end-goal is to change the shell for just a single user account. I poked around the registry for quite a bit after looking at some dated information on how to do it in there but couldn't find an equivilent key in Windows 7 (I believe the information was for XP). Then I discovered it can be done in the Group Policy Editor under User Configuration -> Admin Templates -> Sytem under "Custom User Interface", but this will change it for everyone it appears. My searching eventually led me here, so I decided to stop, and post for help

If anyone could point me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated


Rob

A:Help with Group Policy/shell change for a single user?

New ou... put that computer account in that ou and create a new GPO for that OU. done.

http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/70246-help-group-policy-shell-change-single-user.html
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A:Single user can't connect to internet on IE8 on multiple machines.

Hello and Welcome to TSF!

See if resetting the Hosts File helps.

Also, please verify if you have any Proxy settings, if you do then remove it by following this guide.

An update will be appreciated.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f56/single-user-cant-connect-to-internet-on-ie8-on-multiple-machines-485203.html
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Hi,
We have installed a SmartMusic program for my son's Trumpet practice.

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I do not want to grant him admin rights to the laptop, but cannot find any way to grant just that particular program to run as admin on his login...

Can someone help? Its a Vista Home version of Windows...

A:Admin rights for a single program to standard user

Welcome
You can give this a try and hope. The run as adminstrtor feature was put there by the software and not Vista.
You can turn off the UAC
User Account Control (UAC)

Then right click on the software, probably properties, then advanced (or compatibility tab). In Compatibility or advanced tab. check run as administrator
Let me know how that works.

When you right click on the software, type in the software name in the search function by stat button, and then right click when it pops up. Do not click on any shortucuts.

For smart music rather than advanced, it might be under compatiblity tab.

If you do disable UAC, all Administrator users must exercise caution. The UAC is a warning that changes will be made to the system and not just to user account

http://www.vistax64.com/general-discussion/287111-admin-rights-single-program-standard-user.html
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I had to reinstall W7 Pro X64 on my home PC to cure problems with sleep/hibernation.

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All my previous software (now stored in Windows.Old) referred to user name "Brian". So I changed the name of the DELL account to "Brian". But I then found that although the user folders are sometimes shown as "Brian", at others they are shown as "DELL".

How do I make the change of account name effective for all the relevant user folders? There is no facility to rename C:\Users\DELL; is there some other way?

A:After reinstalling Windows 7, problem with changing (single) user name

  
Quote: Originally Posted by hershmab


I had to reinstall W7 Pro X64 on my home PC to cure problems with sleep/hibernation.

After reinstalling, I found a single user account had been created named "DELL".

All my previous software (now stored in Windows.Old) referred to user name "Brian". So I changed the name of the DELL account to "Brian". But I then found that although the user folders are sometimes shown as "Brian", at others they are shown as "DELL".

How do I make the change of account name effective for all the relevant user folders? There is no facility to rename C:\Users\DELL; is there some other way?


Welcome Hershmab to the windows 7 forums.

The best advice I can give you is to create a userid for Brian making sure that it has the same security level as you used to have. Then log off dell and log on to brian and copy all the files to your new userid and then you can remove the Dell userid after your satisfied that everything is there.

Rich

http://www.sevenforums.com/installation-setup/188460-after-reinstalling-windows-7-problem-changing-single-user-name.html
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A:Can I grant shared permissions to a single user from a different comp

Hello DGEccles,
Welcome to SevenForums. What you are trying to do is possible. What you have to do is pick a folder (or directory) that you want to share. In your case, this would be the C:\ drive. However, sharing your C:\ drive across the network, is very risky for many reasons. So I would not recommend this. So, lets get started. First, on your laptop, what you need to do is pick a folder you want to share. This can be your documents folder, another folder, or the C:\ drive. Next, right click the folder you want to share and click PROPERTIES. Next, navigate to the sharing tab and click on advanced sharing. Check the box that says "Share this folder". Next, click on permissions and MAKE SURE THAT YOUR ACCOUNT ON THE LAPTOP HAS FULL PERMISSION. After this, you want to click Apply and close out of all dialog boxes. Now, we move to your desktop. On your desktop, open up Windows Explorer. Navigate to Network on the left-hand side. After that click on your laptop's icon. After that a window will open asking you for credentials. INPUT THE CREDENTIALS THAT YOU SET TO HAVE FULL PERMISSION ON THE LAPTOP. After that you should see all the shared folders on the laptop including the one that you set up.

I hope this helps. (Sorry if this isn't clear I typed this fast so if you need me to re-explain it I will)

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/235249-can-i-grant-shared-permissions-single-user-different-comp.html
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ok, heres the setup:
Windows 7 64 bit ultimate.
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Hi All,

I hope I could find some assistance here.
We are running an exchange 2003 server, with windows 7 machines (not ideal I know).

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So to clarify, this issue only pops up on one users computer, and only occurs when opening an email (even in preview) from another single user.

I have so far:
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- Removed email signature from the senders computer, in case of problematic fonts (Even though to other users on the domain, this error does not occur when opening emails from this same sender.)

Any help would be greatly appreciated, and would be more than happy to provide more details as needed.

Thanks in advance all!!
Chris

A:W7-Outlook 2010 - Scripting Error when opening emails from single user

Anyone?

http://www.sevenforums.com/microsoft-office/191082-w7-outlook-2010-scripting-error-when-opening-emails-single-user.html
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MAB

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A:.exe files, Shortcuts and start menu programs not found in under single user

Possibly damaged profile? That would be my first guess.

How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=811151

Louis

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/397727/exe-files-shortcuts-and-start-menu-programs-not-found-in-under-single-user/
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http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/227355-color-anomoly-single-monitor-triple-monitor-setup.html
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A:User Profile Setup

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A:User profile setup

larryboyce
Welcome to TSG!
Have a similiar problem using WinME with User Desktops. What I do is create a shortcut on my Wifes desktop to the program residing in my program folder and it works just fine for Her.

Dave
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/user-profile-setup.89869/
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A:Setup new User account on XP

From Windows Help:

To add a new user to the computer
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The steps to perform this task differ depending on whether your computer is a member of a network domain or is part of a workgroup (or is a stand-alone computer).

My computer is on a domain

You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings may also prevent you from completing this procedure.

Open User Accounts in Control Panel.
On the Users tab, click Add.
Follow the instructions on the screen to add a new user.
Notes

Add New User gives an existing domain user permission to use the computer.
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Notes

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A:Limited user account setup

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Hello Leslie, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The programs installed on the PC will not be removed if you delete the user account. You may need to create new shortcuts from the .exe file of the program in a new account though.

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A:Windows 7 User Setup Question

  
Quote: Originally Posted by cover


Is there a way with Win7Pro to either copy your profile over to a 'power user' status OR disable the need for a password after the machine has not been used? Generally after a length of time where a screen saver might kick in, I'm required to re-enter the password which is kind of annoying since nobody else uses the machine. So again, I guess I'd like to either copy my admin profile (desktop) over to another user OR disable the admin password where I'm not prompted for a password if the machine sets idle for 20 minutes. Thanks


I'm guessing its this you're talking about. If so, just select the Yes to a No.
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A:Setup Outlook automatically for a Domain User

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A:On Domain want to setup local user account?

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/on-domain-want-to-setup-local-user-account.664372/
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A:Solved: User Profile Setup Not Working

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-user-profile-setup-not-working.790307/
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A:Security setup that requires no user interaction?

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I have a single excel sheel with one single column containing words with some special characters. I want to search for multiple words from that single column.

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A bit of clarification:Does each cell contain multiple words or just one word?After you find your target word/s what do you want done with them?And, in the future, Excel questions are best asked in the Office Software forum.MIKEhttp://www.skeptic.com/

http://www.computing.net/answers/office/search-multiple-words-in-a-single-column-in-a-single-excel-s/20478.html
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I believe the title provides enough info, but I am wondering as an example in Windows 8.1 if you can create a stand user account called "user1" that can access only MS Office Word, and "user2" that can only access MS Office Excel. Is this type of control possible ?

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Hello ciscokids1, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you like, you could use Assigned Access for this for the modern app versions of those programs from the Store.

Assigned Access - Setup for Account in Windows 8.1

http://www.eightforums.com/user-accounts-family-safety/63013-can-you-setup-std-user-account-access-specific-apps.html
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I am looking for ideas on the best server, OS, hardware and software configuration for a multi-user (5-8 computers/terminals) to share a broadband link, files, backup system, and printers. The software being run would be AutoCAD in addition to MS Office and accounting software.

The existing hardware are several desktop and notebook systems running Windows XP.

I don't know anything about server technology and don't want to become an expert. My preference would be to get something configured that someone else (a third party service company) could monitor and maintain. I just want to run the software quickly and efficiently without worrying about security, etc.

Any and all ideas and websites or companies to check out would be appreciated. Thank you.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/best-setup-for-multi-user-system-running-autocad.809435/