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[SOLVED] Windows XP user account settings problems

Q: [SOLVED] Windows XP user account settings problems

I got a new computer about a week ago, running Windows XP home and student edition, and have been using the admin account since. That is only true because when ever i go to make a new user profile, like one you select when you want to log in, it dosent transfer Word, PowerPoint, Excel, or One point. I have no idea why, but it dosent. Please help

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A: [SOLVED] Windows XP user account settings problems

You will have to reinstall those programs for each user. I believe that there is an option when installing Office to install on all user accounts on the computer, so once you have all user accounts set up, try that.
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I installed Turbo Tax on a standard user account from the disc.
Now when I try to install TT updates, it won't let me because I need to be an administrator.
Can I change the standard to an administrator, and when I'm done, change it back?
I already have a Main Administrator user. The Standard is used for internet facing activities.

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I just have a quick question. I'm using Windows XP Professional SP3 and I have an admin user profile and also a secondary user profile. A friend of mine a told me to just use the secondary profile all the time accept if you need to install something, that way it's more secure. Not sure how secure it is or if I should keep using my computer this way, but I'd kind of like to just simplify things a bit and delete the secondary profile and just only use the admin profile. Is it possible to save any settings I had on that profile and then just delete that user account?

A:Solved: Possible to delete user account and save settings?

It certainly is more secure to run in a standard user account, you can see this page in the Techguy Library of knowledge for an explanation as to why. I am in a standard account as I write this for that very reason.

However you say you don't like the situation. The answer I'd be considering would be to elevate the standard user, turning it into an admin. That will be quick and migrate everything. Admitidly it could be a little weird if say the standard account were named "standard" but that's quite a minor thing. If you then want to remove the old admin account, don't do it until the new one is safely elevated.
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I eventually can get everything back by brute force; usually copying local setting folders into the new folders and annoying things like that. I would love to know:

- Why it happens (and how to prevent it)
- How to easily point the user settings back to the original folder structure.




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A:Solved: User Account pointing to wrong Documents and Settings folder!
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A:Windows XP User account login redirected to empty set of documents and settings folders

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Good morning,

solved it. Disabled the admin account, and removed the pw of my useraccount.
Kind a strange problem indeed, but seems to be solved.

Thanks anyway,
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A:Windows 8 User Account problems

We need some additional information like your system specs including make/model number. It would also serve you well to provide a screenshot of Disk Management. Also, how did you attempt the clean install? Do you have the factory recovery discs for Windows 8?
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A:User account settings

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A:User account notification settings

Hello Patriceltic, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yeah, I have the same issue with APC PowerChute doing this.

You could use the tutorial below to create a elevated task shortcut to run the C:\Program Files (x86)\APC\APC PowerChute Personal Edition\Display.exe file without a UAV prompt.Elevated Program Shortcut without UAC Prompt - Create
Afterwards, you can use this elevated task shortcut with step 15 in the tutorial below to setup a separate task to run at startup?Task - Create to Run a Program at Startup and Log On
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A:Import User account settings

Hi PeteL.

Under Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Files and Settings Transfer Wizard

Nice little tool supplied by XP for such occasion, let us know how you get on.
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A:Restore XP User Account Settings

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People that (supposedly...) know what they're doing getting infected!

Just curious.

See: User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

Later Ted

A:User Account Control Settings

For now, I have it set to this below while I'm still doing experiments and stuff.
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A:User account - Local Settings

Hello Pierre,

Yes, he was correct. The faded shortcut protected OS folders are actually only "junction points" to the actual folder instead, and are not real folders. They are used for backwards compatibility for older XP type applications that still reference them by default instead of the newer default locations in Vista and Windows 7 now. They redirect the older application to the new Vista and Windows 7 locations instead.
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A:User Account control settings

It sounds like you may have a corrupted User Profile. Try making a new User Account with administrative privileges. Log on using the new account and see if this resolves the issues.
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A:Default Settings for a User Account

Hi cryingvalor !

Microsoft support does help sometimes
How to create a custom default user profile
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A:Settings in a Limited User Account

first question is, what os? You will only be able to make those changes from admin. Why don't you want to use the admin as your default account?

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A:User account permission settings


The problem is more with your Internet Security software than with Vista. If you make the files for the Internet Security software inaccessible to a limited user - that software might not work properly for that user. Most Internet Security software (i.e. Norton, McAfee) allows you to install parental controls and give you the ability to control WHAT Windows users can or cannot do (including the manipulation of the software's settings).

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Let me know and I can probably offer more assistance.

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A:Change user account control settings

I think Further explanation is needed

Have you followed this - User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

Also what "Link" are clicking on?

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A:User Account Settings administrator problm

For anyone else having this problem, I'm not 100% sure what it was or where but I found something that needed updating. After that the computer restarted and everything was fine.
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Power Settings > Left side bar "Require a password on wakeup", then "Change settings that are currently unavailable", and now "Don't require a password"
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A:Can't Access User Account Control Settings

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see if you can set it up with this
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A:Problems Changing Administrator Account To Normal User Account?

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A:User Account settings screen, in endless loop

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Hello Nick, and welcome to Seven Forums.

See if you may be able to use either option in the tutorial below to change your UAC settings. You'll need to be logged in as an administrator to be able to do though.

User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

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Lee, welcome to Sevenforums!

Try this: SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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I believe this is what you are looking to do:

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Run eventvwr.msc and look at both the System and Application logs for repeating errors.

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Originally Posted by 123456789

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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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Method 2: Log on to Windows and copy your data to a new account
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For the detailed information, please refer to this article: Hu
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However, when my son runs the game within his Account, he can't create a player profile...(it says 'cannot create a player profile with the name ####')

Its possible he cannot create a player account as he is a limited user.


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No one come across a similar problem then?
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I might also mention I have Norton Internet security running which seems to at the root of several other problems I have been havingClick to expand...

You have identified the problem . . . NIS will prevent some system changes . . I uninstall it whenever I encounter it
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Hey buddy,
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I do not understand the correlation between deleting a Guest Account and your other problems
You may be able to perform all the functions that you desire with the real adminstrator
Administrator Account
If you can, set up the System the way you want and then create a new adminstrator account and you should have all your functions restored.

You may, also, be able to set up a normal Adminstrator account, first, in the regular manner, and all functions should be restored for that account. You may want to try this solution before using the hidden administrator.

With Gateway, it is also possible to restore to factory defauts with the restoration partition
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Any help would be greatly appreciated

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Why did you turn off UAC ? It has nothing to do with creating accounts.

Both limited accounts and admin accounts should be able to download programs. Do you have a third party firewall ?
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fried okra,

This is normal, the "unknown" account is a user account that was on your machine at one time that was deleted (from user profiles in the control panel). You can simply delete the "unknown" account from My computer/system properties/advanced and regain the space it is taking up on your HD.
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Hello Real Bullet,

This not the first time that you have requested assistance with passwords here at TSF.

This Thread refers.

Please read the TSF Rules regarding password assistance.

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This Thread is now CLOSED!
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Try using msconfig to disable UAC:

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A:User account problems, possibly in registry.

Ok, can you open up command prompt:

1. Open the start menu
2. Type cmd
3. Click on command prompt

And then can you type:

net user Asus

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I will move to networking forum

most company machines have a number of policies on the PC and its difficult for us to know that information and make any changes , so we may not be able to fully help here - but lets have a look and see what we can do in a limited way
The company firewall may be the issue - what firewall do you have ?
Would you post back the following
{ipconfig /all}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results here
-> Start
-> (XP - enter the following in the RUN box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all
-> (Vista or Windows 7 - enter the following in the Search box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all

A black box will appear on the screen -
rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy

then reply here and
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{Ping Tests}
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Start> Run {search bar in Vista}> CMD to open a DOS window and type:

Type the following command
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rightclick in the box
select all
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control key + V to paste

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rightclick in the box
select all
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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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i go later turn the pc on , go to my account and i have the volume down too


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That is how Windows seems to work. I have three users on my system, and if I adjust the volume with one, the other two are affected. I did find this: How do I keep individual user volume settings on my computer?

Maybe it will help you. I will also ask others to take a look.