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Log Off dialog takes so long to appear on WinXP

I have WinXP Home SP3 32 bit. It works very well, I don't reach RAM and CPU limits, all programs run smooth, etc. The only problem it has is that when I click "Log Off" button in Start menu, the ...
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Windows XP - shutdown without administrator privileges and without group policies for shutdown.exe

I am facing a problem at my workplace: I have a Windows XP comupter with no administrator rights granted. I would like to be able to shutdown my local machine from the command line. I already tried ...
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240 views

Can I restore administrator privileges to an accidentally downgraded domain account without access to the domain controller?

I have an old XP Pro machine that belonged to a long-dead domain. I had an administrator account on the machine which allowed me to use it effectively, if infrequently, on a roaming profile. I also ...
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deep freeze & norton 360 restrict user with limited access on XP from copy file to another drive

i've install deep freeze on Win XP. inside the XP, there's administrator & user with limited access. the user with limited access is unable to copy file to another drive. example : i logon ...
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191 views

Hide everything on desktop (taskbar, etc.) except certain icons for one Windows XP user account

I'd like to limit what appears on the desktop of a computer running Windows XP Professional for one user account. The account will be used by young children to play simple educational games in a play ...
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Chrome and Outlook can only make secure connections when user account has admin privileges

I have a co-worker who is set up as an admin user under Win XP SP3 and I'm trying to switch her to being a restricted user. The short story is that when I switch her account to restricted, Chrome ...
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3answers
84 views

Is it safe to delete the user account in Documents&Settings if the user has been disabled?

Having disabled User Account Fred with the command lusrmgr.msc, is it now safe to delete the user folder Fred from Documents and Settings? Can Fred be removed from ...
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2answers
351 views

Why does single user Windows XP machine say “Other users are logged in” at shutdown?

My mother runs Windows XP on her computer. Apparently randomly, on shutdown the machine will report that other users are logged on and proceeding may cause them to lose data. As a non-expert, this ...
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33 views

Set up a user with specific properties

I need to set up a User on Windows XP Professional that has: no possibility to power off or reboot (BUT it should be possible for an admin to reboot/log off somehow) no taskbar no access to any hard ...
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2answers
417 views

Can I have two different users in Windows XP to use the same local profile (user alias)

I need to have two different userIds that map to the same local profile. What I really need is to have to users that are the same one. Is this possible? Thanks!
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85 views

How to move a win xp installation from two partitions of same HDD to two separate discs?

I have a question regarding windows setup: I have a win xp installed like this: one disk drive with two partitions C: - system data, etc. D: - all user data (user accounts) now I bought an SSD ...
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Why do I have two different screens for the same action in Windows XP SP3

I'm trying to change the way users log into Windows XP, but when I click on User Accounts in Control Panel, I get different screens on different machines, though they are both Windows XP Professional ...
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1answer
854 views

How to alternate between login screen types in Windows 7?

When already at the default login screen in Windows 7 where you click on an icon to select a user, is there a way to switch to the mode where you enter both a username and a password? In Windows XP, ...
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1answer
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How to prevent guest account from installing software

A "guest" was able to install Google Chrome on the guest account in Windows XP. How can I prohibit installation of any software in Windows XP and Windows 7?
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1answer
1k views

Some Windows XP users can't open any programs

On my Windows XP PC several user accounts have been created (five to be exact), of these one has all the built-in programs disabled. When I click to open any of these programs it searches to find the ...
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How to find out when my windows XP account was reset?

My sister told me that her windows XP account has been reset but she did not reset it personally. By reset, I mean all her documents and settings are gone but the account still exists. She is not sure ...
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184 views

Shortcuts in Windows XP start menu disappeared

I have a Windows XP Professional. I have a problem with default IE6. I upgraded to IE7 but still had the problem. Then, I used revo uninstaller to uninstall IE7 and back to IE6. I did choose revo ...
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Windows XP SP3 keep default Administrator as only Administrator

I would like to have a setup where only the default Administrator account has administrator rights. I already enabled the default Administrator account to show up in the user management and login ...
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2answers
106 views

Copying User Settings

Is there a way to copy every setting of an admin account to another admin account. I am currently using the default administrator account, but since it doesn't show in the welcome screen, I want to ...
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Blocking Programs on Windows XP

I am using Windows XP SP3 and I am having problem controlling .exe on my computer. Is there a way to me to control the programs I would allow my the users of my computer and if the program isn't in ...
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2answers
1k views

Hide users from XP Welcome screen?

How can I hide certain users from the XP Welcome screen? I Would prefer a solution not involving Windows Registry.
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3answers
549 views

how to retrive data from user account having administrator power?

I installed Windows XP on my system and made two user accounts which one has administrator power and the other is just a normal user. After that I didn't use the system for more than month. During ...
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0answers
98 views

Win XP: Disable guest account on certain period of time?

Is it possible to only allow guest account for example between 8AM-5PM only? Beyond that time, guest account should be disabled and not be allowed. Ideally logging-off users and preventing them from ...
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2answers
498 views

User name isn't automatically selected anymore in login screen

On my computer, I am running Windows XP Home Edition SP2 with only one user account. I prefer the newer Windows XP login screen (where you click the user to get in) rather than typing in the user name ...
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Changed user account name, but the old one is still valid

On Windows XP, I changed my user account name but still the old user is working. I even changed the computer name and ID to my name, but everywhere I can see the old user name. When I log in and ...
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3answers
5k views

How to access a shared folder on Windows XP (advanced file share)

Information: Server name: HSERVER (Windows XP SP3 Professional) PC name: UPC (Windows 7 x64 SP1 Professional) I have a folder, shared in Windows XP, with the advanced file sharing. Permissions have ...
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1answer
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run as “NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM” is ideal for scheduled tasks?

I have a backup / autoupdate process for my software, and usually I create a new user for running it in task scheduler (most users don't have a password, and task scheduler needs it, don't know why). ...
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283 views

about managing my network passwords on XP computer

I have a question about stored user name and password on XP pro computer. if you go to control panel - user accounts -pick the account name and there is an option to click manage my network ...
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2answers
687 views

Local XP account randomly locks

So there's a computer on my network at work that has a local account on it. This computer is on the network but not on the domain. The account is used to create gift cards. At least once a week ...
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How to limit the normal users from accessing registry, group policy etc?

I own the admin account of my PC running, Windows XP Pro edition. There is another Non-admin account in this system. I want to limit the administrative capabilities of this account. That is, to ...
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Disable Access to Drives for Limited Users in Windows

How can I restrict users from accessing certain drives or partitions for Limited User Account in Windows XP/Vista/7. Kinldy guide me, there was something about Group User policy but guide me in steps ...
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1answer
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Is Remote\username same as ComputerName\username or username in windows 7/xp?

Is there any difference if I log in as: username computername\username remote\username domainname\username something\username I want my computer to behave differently depending how I log in. Is ...
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2answers
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How to disable USB mass storage for normal user accounts?

How do I disable the USB mass storage only on a user account? It should be enabled on an Administrator's account. I am using Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2.
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662 views

Should I be concerned with deleting a user account

Somehow a user account got corrupted so following advice, I created a new user account. I now want to delete the old user account but I am a little nervous. A few main points: Both the new and old ...
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1answer
763 views

How to restrict access to certain folders or partititions for user accts on WinXP?

I want to pass down my older computer to my little brother but keep part of the hard drive as one of my places to save backups. I have the HDD partitioned into 3 partitions, and all my stuff is on ...
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1answer
70 views

Win XP Pro administrator can see Capture NX2 upgrade, user can't

Capture NX2 software v2.3 (Nikon) was installed on Win XP pro. Nikon released an update (2.6) which was installed via the admin account. However, the upgrade is not visible to the user account. Full ...
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1answer
620 views

Desktop Background Group Policy - Windows XP, SBS 2008

I'm applying a desktop background via a group policy on user's PC's. It works fine on most, except for two PC's on which the desktop background is only applied to 1/5th of the background. The rest of ...
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Windows user account has disappeared from Welcome screen

My switch user account has disappeared. If I go to User Accounts in the Control Panel, trying to restore it says my Welcome and Switch user has been disabled. How can I fix this? I don't want other ...
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1answer
238 views

How can I reset Windows Admin password? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Windows: How to reset the administrator password? I am a student at NIIT. Someone (Student) has changed the Admin password of a computer. the PC have only 1 OS ...
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Login failed after installing IE8 on Windows XP

I can't login to Windows XP after installing Internet Explorer 8. I installed the software from Microsoft under it prompted me to reboot. After the reboot I'm asked for the user password but the PC ...
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1answer
782 views

How do I configure folder access rights?

I have to install a Windows XP Professional system on an old computer. The computer is not a member of a doamain. I have added users to a group and want a folder (tree) to be accessible only for ...
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1answer
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XP User account cannot write to USB

Is there a local security policy setting or somesuch to allow limited user accounts to modify the contents of USB drives? Currently I get an "Access denied" error, further saying "Make sure the disk ...
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280 views

free Windows XP app to enforce user time restrictions

Does anyone know of any free Windows XP apps that will automatically log a user off if a set amount of logged in time is up? Screen savers don't work if the user is still actively using the account, ...
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493 views

XP - user deleted. Now can't access data related to that user.

I had a user in Windows XP. I have deleted that user through My Computer\Manage\Local Computer. Now when I log in through Administrator I can't access to data related to that deleted user. When I ...
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Not showing all options in gpedit.msc

in my system, my current login is as an administrator but even though its not allowing me to open registory editor (regedit). and to make it enabled i got help from this page: ...
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1answer
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Find all permissions associated with a local group

I'm migrating a Windows machine to some new hardware. I have the new machine built and everything installed, but there's one thing that's not working. I've narrowed it down to a local security group ...
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Using a custom keyboard layout without being administrator in Windows

I am used to typing in the "Programmer Dvorak" keyboard layout. To be able to install it, you need administrative rights, making it impossible for me to use it at school. My school runs an ...
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Unlocking a PC inside a network environment

Sometimes I run against the problem that someone has locked its PC but I need to look and see if I can reboot that PC. Is there a remote way to unlock the PC without logging out the user that is ...
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Odd naming of user folders on one Windows XP computer

I've got two machines with XP SP3 (fully up to date). Each machine is part of the same workgroup and the user accounts are identical (same name and password) across both. On COMPUTER1 the user ...
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Create hidden user account in Windows and should not show document folder in My Computer

How can I create a hidden user account with administrator rights in Windows XP ? It should not show in user list at log-on screen. Document folder should not show in My Computer. User should not ...