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Easy Way to configure a new account.

Q: Easy Way to configure a new account.

I can't find the simple way to do the following:
Setup a standard account then easily
1) Allow access to the internet only when an Admin password is entered.
2) Access to any level command prompt only when an Admin password is entered.
3) Allow access to specific programs only, without jumping through hoops.
eg. Office suite, Foxit,..

Parental guidance settings don't seem to do this easily.

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A: Easy Way to configure a new account.


This isn't something that I have a large amount of knowledge about but I think the only option is configuring UAC - see this link to Technet

User Account Control Technical Reference

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Since this is a "Work email address" I would contact your work IT support for the required settings.
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msn no longer supports outlook unless you have a premium account.
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A:Office 2013 - Outlook cannot configure account

Maybe some "stability updates" will be released. Always the same problems with new software...

Good thing I couldn't upgrade (no free offer or reductions).
The Office 2010 runs super fast on my laptop and (for me) there's no need for another version for the moment.

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Easy Transfer.
Hope that helpsWilliam Tan
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A:How to undo Easy Transfer Mods, System restore? Delete user account?

Most tech enthusiasts would never run the corrupt, bloated factory preinstall but instead Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 to get best performance.

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Hi First-DT. . .

Welcome to the Tech Support Forum - Vista Support.

I myself have never used the Easy Transfer to actually transfer files as I keep most files on external drives. From what I read in Microsoft kb928634, an active network connection between the two systems is 1 or 4 methods that can be used. To assure file integrity and security (meaning having a back-up), I would suggest that you utilize one of the other methods mentioned in the kb to get your Vista system up and running. Once you are satisfied with the file migration to Vista, you can always come back and re-open the issue with your other system.

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You may have to "Import" the wab file.
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A:easy transfer isn't easy

You haven't given us much information to go on.

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A:Can an Easy Transfer archive be used/read without using Easy Transfer?

Quote: Originally Posted by 450125

This sounds like a dumb question, but here's the background.

My daughter's XP laptop crashed (trashed hard disk that I doubt we can rescue much data from) and so we got her a Windows 7 computer. Unless we can rescue much of the old data from crashed XP, she's pretty much starting off empty.

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Easy transfer sometimes is neither easy nor a true transfer. It is basically to transfer files (data) and settings (configurations). It can however leave you in an in-between state with some of each and neither of both.

It may be easier if everything works according to plan, but can be much more difficult if it does not.

The clean (non easy) re-install is always better despite being a pain.

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A:Auto login, one account, no password: avoid to click account icon?

Hello Lorcar, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Go ahead and create a password for your user account, then do the tutorial below again to enter the new password and set your user account to be logged into automatically at startup.

Log On Automatically at Startup

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Hello tytlyf, and welcome to Seven Forums.

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A:The User Profile (Administrator Account) Service failed to logon and then left with only Guest Account in Windows 7


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:
1. Restart your computer and hit F8 multiples times until you see a menu-like screen, if you see the Windows splash screen then repeat this step
2. Highlight and hit enter on Safe Mode with Command Prompt. Try logging in there.
3. If you are able to login, once a command prompt pops up, type: net user administrator password /active:yes (you can specify whatever password you want for the administrator
4. If you get a message saying "The command completed successfully", then restart your computer by typing: shutdown -r
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6. You will be able to login as Administrator with the password you set in Step 3.

Then try the following methods:
Method 1: Fix these user account profile on these computer

Method 2: Log on to Windows and copy your data to a new account
Method 3: Delete the error SID and create a new profile
For the detailed information, please refer to this article: Hu
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A:Accidentaly changed admin account to standard user account

From desktop, hold CTRL+ALT then press DEL keyClick on Switch UserType: Administrator and enter the passwordOnce you are in, Win+X->Command Prompt(Admin)Type: net localgroup administrators username /add <======== replace username with your namesign out and sign back in with your name.

NOTE: In step 3, I Assume that you have the built in Admin turned on and you said you have the password.
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Is there anything I can do, besides removing the account? Thanks!

A:Administrator account unable to access limited account's desktop?

You can try taking ownership if you're really an administrator.
I don't know what effect that will have when Natalie and Dave try to log in though (if they'll have permission to access their own Desktop that is).
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Hello and welcome Chas mate I would find the culprit and recover the password for that account from whoever it is and change the admin back to what it was previously.

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If you havent changed the permissions there are only three types of accounts. Admin, Regular user, and guest.

What does your user say under your name in user CP?
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A:User account changed into a guest account, how can I change it back

Hi and welcome to the Forum
When you refer to the generic Administrator Account do you mean the Account that is hidden in Windows 7? If so did you activate it using this:
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable If you did the above then this is strange as forgetting the "Hidden admin account you must have at least one ordinary Admin account in Windows 7. You can't operate the system without one!!
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A:Creating a Limited User Account without having the create an Adminster Account first.

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A:xp shows only limited account name in user account control panel

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What exact steps did you take when creating the live account?

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I could not tell you what happened.

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A:guest account - normal account access in xp professional

Not sure I understand your question or problem. Maybe this info will help.

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A:Microsoft Account vs Local Account & Desktop vs Laptop

Originally Posted by jbfoster

If you use a Microsoft Account on your desktop, do you use the same Microsoft Account on your laptop?


yes it will sync few thing. NO problem if you have 2, 3, 10 PCs log with the same account at the same time
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Originally Posted by PuG

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