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How to cut off access for one user to one particular partition

How can I cut off access for one particular user to one partition on Windows 8.1? I created a GuestUser account (Prey did it for me), but it is a local user (without administrator permissions), ...
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Can I use Windows 7 and 8 on the same partition to share users' files? [duplicate]

I was wondering if it were at all possible to completely wipe my laptop's hard drive and then create two partitions, one at the beginning (after the system partition) with 200GB, and the rest of the ...
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I recently started working in a new company, and I was not satisfied with the given laptop/OS. So I bought myself a Mac, since I was using them before, during my PhD. As PhD takes 100% of ones time, ...
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Dummy Linux user for installing programs

I have a separate home partition, so I want to install some software from source in a different hierarchy – not in my user account, preferably in /home. To rephrase, let's say I have my home ...
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How can I restrict a user from all but one specific drive partition (yet still use the computer)?

I have a laptop which my brother wants to use sometimes. I have a password on my user account and important school/work documents that I don't want him touching, and I don't want him installing any ...
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Moving users folder on Windows 7 to another partition, bad idea?

I am anxiously getting ready at long last to to carry out a clean install (using custom install option) from Vista to Windows-7 Home Premium 64bit with the free upgrade I received late October. For ...
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WinXP - putting user directories on secondary partition?

I'm refurbishing a computer for my brother and his family. The main drive is split into 4 partitions: WinXP C: drive; Ubuntu system partition; Ubuntu swap partition; NTFS data partition (currently ...
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Moving users folder on Windows Vista to another partition - bad idea?

I am aware of two questions - one here and one on serverfault which ask HOW to do this. I even provided answers myself, having done it a few months back. But now I'm having second thoughts. My plan ...