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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.

Hi

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

Regards
UKMedia

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A:Can't configure my 3 screen working station

As far as I can tell, Nvidia doesn't support Surround (three monitors) via daisy-chaining (the card in the video was AMD Radeon). You might be able to get two monitors to work like that - some sort of DisplayPort MST support was added a while ago because of tiled 4k displays - but to get them all working they need to be plugged to the card directly.

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see if you have one to test vga video connection.



hooked it up to my laptop through a DVI-HDMI cableClick to expand...

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You can try this suggestion




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try my thread here.
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A:How to configure my SSD/HDD

Ok I'm a little bit confused here. What do you aim to achieve with this upgrade? ( I.e. define "more power").

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A:How to configure SSD to work along HDD

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It is never good to mix different type or speed RAM in any Windows computer. All this does is slow down the computers performance. I seriously doubt that it matters what speed module is put in which socket
 

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A:Cisco Firewall configure question

singapork said:





configure the "inside interface" of cisco router with /24 subnet, which is connected to a layer 3 switch which has few network segment using /23 subnet...would it cause routing conflict?

FIREWALL "inside" interface" (192.168.150.0/24) |----->LAYER 3 SWITCH------->internal network, 192.168.10.0/23 192.168.100.0/24Click to expand...

hmm; *IF* there's one connection from the Cisco to the switch which then provides the fan-out into the x.100.0/24, then the rules would be generic filters; high level, non-destination ip specific (no layer 2,3 rules)

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A:Easy cpu question concerning gaming

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A:Graphics card help (easy question)

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A:Configure Speedstream 4200/4100

You can also load Factory Defaults
http://factorydefaults.com/

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WE need to know what kind of computer it is, first off. Giving us no information, unless you want to find out where you live and break into your house, is not going to help us at all. (That WAS a joke, by the way, so don't take it seriously)

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A:Easy as non-fictional cake for most of you but..

Learn: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surround_sound
 

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ok, i might just back up and reinstall then. and another question. Will a microATX motherboard fit into a normal size ATX case? I think it wud, but i still wanna be sure
 

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A:easy case modding

Take a look at this thread HERE. Might give you some wacky ideas lol.

P.s. I edited the thread title

Regards Howard
 

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NO BLOW DRYERS, PLS. Bad things happen with blow dryers and vacuum cleaners. The stock heatsink shouldnt be hard to remove actually.

Most of the good heatsinks are a simple 4 clicks to put them in. I'd go for that zalmans 7700 I think its called. Let me look it up to make sure.
 

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PROCESSOR

MOTHERBOARD

MEMORY

HARD DRIVE

OPERATING SYSTEM

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Hi,

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A:Cannot configure router

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A:how to configure Dlink ADSL router and Netgear Wireless router for internet distrib

Ndhingra said:



Hi all,

I am new to TechSpot. Actually, I need some help setting up my wireless network at home. currently, I am using Dlink 502T DSL router for internet and trying to connect the Dlink router to Netgear wireless router WGR614 for wirelss internet connection to other PC's. Could anybody please tell me how to connect these routers. I am trying to connect Dlink with netgear but i am unable to configure the same. When i use Dlink router directly with the PC, my internet works fine but when i try to use netgear inbetween Dlink router and a PC, my internet stops working. Please suggest. I want to distribute internet to my other computer thru netgear wireless router. please help...

ndhingra
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The easiest way is to run the CD that should have come with the Router, if you havent got it then you will have to configure it manually.

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A:How to configure 2 Linksys routers together?

rede96 said:



Hi,

I wish to configure 2 linksys wrt54g/s routers on one network. I have the first as my gateway to the internet and there are 2 PC's connected to it.

I have linked the second router to the first and connected 3 PC's to it.

I can get the internet on all PC's but I can't network between them. (Only the PC's that are on the same router.) I can't even ping any of them that are on a different router.

Can anyone help please?Click to expand...

Isn't that something to do with turning on the "Bridging" section of the router.

I did find this about creating bridged networks on a wireless system, as you dont say if its wired or wireless it might not apply


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A:Building my first Gaming Rig. Please take it easy on me.

Hi,
Welcome to TechSpot, I am sure you will find this a great place.
I am a member of several other forums similar to TechSpot and I am a "Newbie" here.
You will find that building your own machine will be very rewarding, there is nothing like building your own. It will out perform any store bought system in every way.
(In my personal opinion) your selection of an Asus mobo is a good one. I have been using Asus mobo's for years. I am sure there are other fine mobo's too but for the price for a K8N that is pretty good.
Check out www.newegg.com for some good prices. **They have the K8N for $87.00 !! http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.asp?submit=property&DEPA=1 :hotbounce
The supported CPU for the K8N is : AMD Athlon 64 / Sempron Processor
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduct.asp?submit=property&DEPA=1
I do not know what your budget is so just click on the link, AMD processors "ARE" good, I have used them for years.
Check out the ATI graphic cards... I do not know if you want to go AGP or PCI Express... PCI Express is the newest arrival. *It all depends on what you want to spend.
The "Corsair" RAM is a good choice. The RAM does not need to be specifically "Corsair".
I am running an Intel P4 3.0Ghz. with 2X512 DDR =1024 (Kingston) with "NO" problems at all. Mobo is an Asus P4C800-E Deluxe.
Thermaltake do the trick when heat is a problem or concern. You will not need a Thermaltake... Stock CPU Cooling fan will keep things A.O.K. !!
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Hard Drives: Get a brand name Western Digital, Maxtor, Seagate etc.
7,200 R.P.M. Put it all together and you will have a nice "Smokin'" system :hotouch: Good Luck with your project.
Rick M.
 

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There is nothing much to configure in a serial port at OS level. The driver for the given device has to do the work.

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So you have two SATA controllers onboard. One by Silicone Image & the other on the Intel southbridge. Do both support RAID 0 ?

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That's a good question and I too am interested in the answers.

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make the other accounts admin. or install software for all the users.

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Check this out:

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For gaming, and on my specs below im being told xp is the better bet for gaming than win7 64.

Need some advice / opinions.....

Im running ( i appreciate this is not cutting edge)

AMD athlon dual core 3 ghz ( 2x64)
Asus m2n32 sli deluxe
New 2tb sata hd... Empty at present and in need of an os!
Gpu - Hd 6870 2gb
Psu tagan 520w ( 2 x 22A 12v rails)
6 gb ram

So should i go xp 64 or win7 64? Cant decide and future
Gaming is important!

Cheers
 

A:An easy question: XP x64 vs Win7 x64?

Windows 7 x64. XP x64 was a huge failure, and though the driver support is good now, why buy the old? MS has stopped support for XP anyway. E.g., Halo 4 won't run on XP, x32 or x64. And future games will follow that example.
Windows 7 x64 is better than XP x64 in all terms, performance, stability, compatibility, etc.
So go for Windows 7 x64.
 

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