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Creating a New User Account Similar to an Existing User Account

Q: Creating a New User Account Similar to an Existing User Account

I have a Dell XPS 9100 with Windows 7 Prof. I am using the user account made during the initial bootup of the new computer, to make the desired settings and adding software installations. However after I finish with the initial tweaking, I will reduce the account privileges from Administrator to Standard user level. However, before I change the account level, I will make another user account with administrator user level.

Is there a way to have the new user account have the same settings as the initial user account when it is Simimade, such as copying, etc? I am not looking forward to manually making all of the sames changes/settings that I have made in the initial bootup user account, to the new user account with administrator privileges.

I would very much appreciate any suggestions regarding the above. Thanks Sam

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A: Creating a New User Account Similar to an Existing User Account

Hello Scams,

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.

It will copy most of your settings, like your Start Menu shortcuts, to the new account, but items stored in the registry, like your desktop background, would have to be reset again.

Hope this helps some,
Shawn

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I am trying to create a non admin user account, which I know how to do the simple way, however I have been using the admin user account for a while now however I want to transfer/copy program setting, etc to this knew user account.

so I want to: create a non admin user account which is duplicate of the current existing admin account but from her on to install software etc I install under admin account.

I am using Vista too

Any help would be greatly appreciated,
David Lambie
 

A:How do I copy existing admin user account to normal user account

I would
> Create the new profile with admin privileges
> Transfer stuff things to the new profile (see here)
> Then remove admin privilege from the new account
 

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Hi guys, just the title of the thread pretty much says it all.
want to create a really limited user account for the kids of the house. I already have a user account, and have tried to set up a limited one through control panel. But that asks me to first create an Administer Account, which i already have. So it would be pointless if i had two Administer Accounts showing up on the welcome screen.
Also i'm kind of a novice at this, but i am keen to learn. so help with privacy and parental control would be appreciated.

Thanks
 

A:Creating a Limited User Account without having the create an Adminster Account first.

log off your user account and login as administrator,to get admin acc. ctrl_alt_del do it twice, if the admin one is not seen then login create the user account and edit the permissions
 

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How do I map existing User Folders to a newly created User Account?

I had existing User Folders on drive D. I added a new drive C and installed the OS on C but changed default location of User Folders to D. Now my existing User Folders are in the Users folder on D but there is no User Account associated with them. If I create a user account with the same name will it map to the existing folder within Users?

I did a test of this. I created a folder called Test within Users then created a User account called Test and logged in. It created another folder within Users called Test.Computername.

A:How do I map existing User Folders to new User Account?

Check this post.

Kari

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Hi guys!

I want to create a second user profile in my Windows XP install, but when I do so and after rebooting the computer my main account no longer exists, and I have to go to System Restore to make it right.

I'm currently using Windows XP SP2 and the account I'm creating has full administrative power.

Can someone give me a hand?
Thanks in advance
 

A:New user account deletes existing one

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I've been given someone else's HP Pavilion Laptop installed with Windows Vista Home Premium. I was unfamiliar with creating new user accounts so I just changed her account name to mine and proceeded to customize things the way I like. However, I notice that her name still appears in the user string which impacts all kinds of things like logging on to play games and having her name still show up. How do I change the user string so that all incidents of the previous user's name cease to exist?
 

A:Changing User Name for Existing Account

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Guys I have done this in the past but cannot recall how and don't want to botch.

I had hoped Windows 10 corrected the "rename user account" function but nope. I renamed a User Account due to conflict on the LAN [same name, same spelling] and sure enough, now I have two names for the account, one a slightly hidden original name, and permissions issues. To rid it, I will create an all new Administrator account, move everything over, and demolish the old.
How to do? the docs/files are easy... the settings for apps etc are not as I recall

thx

A:Move/copy-paste User Account data & docs to New User account same sys

Don't even try would be my recommendation.

Make a new Admin account and copy your documents. Set everything else up from scratch.

Most applications will store their stuff in %localappdata% but unless you have some specific app (Windows Live Mail or Outlook or something) tht you must move it would be much better not to try to move things.

If there is something specifically you want to move then ask about that - I've moved the 2 I mention above, for sure someone else has moved something else.

Generally it will be quicker (and cleaner) to start from scratch than trawl though everything hoping to make sure you moved the lot. You'll only end up missing some odd directory and it will not work.

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Hello community.

I have Windows 10 installed with Insider version 14332. I cannot access any account settings or change credentials such as password or enter a PIN code. When I want to login with my PIN-code it says "Object not found".

I would like to have some help with this issue. I have re-installed Windows 10 and with no Insider version installed, everything works perfectly. As soon as I install Insider version, the same issue is back.

Where it says "User Accounts" I cannot click on neither "User Accounts", "Change account type" or "Remove Account" in the old control panel. I just click and nothing happens.

If I click on "Login alternatives" in the new control panel, it keeps loading with those little moving dots and nothing happens... It keeps loading.

Please see attached pictures.

I'm sorry for the Swedish language but I hope you understand since it's the same interface =)

thanks

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I've got a large program that I've installed on my wife's laptop, that I'd like to be available only when I log onto her computer. She currently is the only USER. I installed the program (it takes many discs to install, plus it has been customized post-installation) when logged in as her, and now I'd like to have my own account, and transfer that program to my account. I've yet to find any info online as to whether or not that is possible. If it is, please advise. Thanks!

A:Any way to reassign an existing program to a new user account?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by dave1812


I've got a large program that I've installed on my wife's laptop, that I'd like to be available only when I log onto her computer. She currently is the only USER. I installed the program (it takes many discs to install, plus it has been customized post-installation) when logged in as her, and now I'd like to have my own account, and transfer that program to my account. I've yet to find any info online as to whether or not that is possible. If it is, please advise. Thanks!


Generally speaking, if a program is installed in one account, then in most cases it will be available in all others, including accounts created after the installation.

The one aspect of this is whether or not the installation places shortcuts into the relevant "All Users" location of the start menu. If it does not, you way have to manually create the shortcuts yourself, or copy them from your wife's account.

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Is there a fix for Unlocking AD User Account in Windows7 so I do not I have to use WindowsXP AD to unlock the User Account?  Is there a fix and/or update for fixing this problem?
Your help will ge greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
Fred

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My folders and files in C:/users/myname/ can be viewed and accessed from the Guest user account. How do I stop this?
 

A:Files in my user account can be accessed from guest user account in VISTA

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I have a Vista 32 system that has some corruption. Several things like the NET v2.0 framework do not work correctly and it does not do a Windows update without an error. Basically, I know some corruption must exist in the registry.

I have a new drive that I restored a backup from way back when the system was working OK. Naturally there are programs and files that need to be updated. I will have to reinstall the programs that did not exist on the old backup, but I was hoping I could restore my user account profile "in bulk" without just moving individual files. Is there anything wrong with deleting the whole content of the restored user account profile and replacing it with my present profile?

A:replacing a restored user account from backup with present user account

You could use Windows Easy Transfer, I will be back with more information.

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en

You can also, just back up your files etc and then restore them to the new account.

You have to be careful with anything that you do, to be sure that the corruption is not transferred.

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Hi,
I don't know if I came to the right forum section or not.

I have

I moved all existing user account profile folder from the default location(C:\Users) into (D\:Users) in both the Windows explorer and in the registry. by following the Brink's explanation

As this screen shots below shows:
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By following Brink's explanation, I moved all newly created user account profile folder from the default location(C:\Users) into (D\:Users)

I moved public user account profile folder from the default location(C:\Users) into (D\:Users)

As this screen shot shows:
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I did this six months ago, and everything is working well. The old default location(C:user) which no longer exists, it became unused by installing any programs or using any programs preinstalled with either a user account(existing user account, or public user account or newly user account). (E.e. the installed programs didn't save or look for any information in the old default location). The new default location for the current existing user account 'D:\Users\Mohammad' is only used and visible for all programs. And 'D:\Users\public' for Public user account.

However,
First: when I recently installed ' HP Support Assistant V(7.4.45.4)', I noticed that HP Support Assistant created file called 'RegistrationInfo' under the old default location which is 'C:\Users\.....', although the old default location of course no longer exists. The full path created by installing HP Sup... Read more

A:Old default location 'C:\Users\(existing user account)recreated again

Not all programs can be redirected to install to another drive.

I would not install Programs anywhere except on C since they write keys to registry which integrate them into the OS until uninstalled and thus should remain on C. Likewise their Program data. Also on SSD's you lose the benefit of faster performance if Programs must be read from the slower drive.

The solution to this is not to move the User Profile but only the active User folders as in User Folders - Change Default Location

Is there another reason you wanted your OS profile on a non-OS drive?

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Until recently, my wife and I have been the only users of our laptops, so we've simply used the Administrator account to log in. We now have a 16-year-old granddaughter living with us, who uses my wife's computer (sure ain't using mine). She mostly just does Facebook and YouTube. When I recently returned from a trip, my wife said her computer was "messed up." An understatement indeed. I found ten infected files (mostly PUPs), six miscellaneous new toolbars, five newly installed programs I'd never heard of, and a mess of continuous popup ads. All this despite the fact the computer is (I thought) pretty well protected (Avast, MBAM, SpywareBlaster, Windows firewall) and has never before been infected. After an hour or so, I had everything cleaned up and back to normal.

So, to my problem: The OS is Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I want to creat a user account for the kid that will not allow any program downloads, installations, or system changes whatsoever. She isn't intentially trying to mess things up; she just doesn't understand some of the dangers of the internet. I know how to creat a user account, but not how to configure it for what I want to do, or even see what its default parameters are. Parental controls do not seem to cover this situation. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Creating New User Account

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I have an administrator account and would like to create a "user" account as well that also enables me to sign in to my computer (to enter the start screen). I have read that you really shouldn't use your administrator account all the time, just use it to make changes/updates, etc. Will this new account take me to the same place as my administrator account if I use the same info to create the user account as I used for the administrator account. I only ask this because on my HP laptop with the help of my internet provider back in Jan. I am using my Verizon account for e-mails instead of the program that came with the PC and I also created my "favorites" list as well. I enter my Verizon account using the internet icon. So can this be done? I've read several support articles from HP support, but they didn't give any info if I could do this.
Thank you.

A:Creating another User account for me......

Hello Juliet, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you mean for a Microsoft account, then you will not be able to use the same email address to create another Microsoft account on the same computer.

If you have UAC set to "Always Notify" (top level), then you'll always be prompted to approve doing anything that requires elevation (Run as administrator).
User Account Control (UAC) - Change Settings in Windows 8
Personally, as long as you are not using the built-in "elevated" Administrator account for everyday purposes, then you are fine to use your normal administrator account.

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hi

how can it be?

a standar user turns the pc on, goes to her account and turns the general volume down and then turns the pc off

i go later turn the pc on , go to my account and i have the volume down too

why???????????????????

A:1 user account urns down the volume and my user account gets affected

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.

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Hi,

We are creating a PDF file in login user's local application folder (C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\folder1) through a custom .Net application and displaying the created pdf file in application.

The above functionality is working for users who are part of domain and added to local vista machine as users (both for administrator and standard user accounts).
The same is not working for local users (both administrator and standard user accounts created in vista box).

File is getting created for any user under their local appdata folder and can able to open from that location, but not displaying from app in case of local system users (admin or standard type).

Can anyone help me what security settings differ between domain users vs local users in vista business 32 bit OS?

Thanks
Padmaja

A:domain account user vs local account user in vista

Policy that is actually causing the problem (or lack thereof) is corresponds to Internet Options control panel, Connections tab, Lan Settings button: Use Automatic Configuration settings.
Having this turned on causes IE to load a configuration file prepared by IT department which makes a whole lot of configuration changes to IE, including remapping the security zones. We can test this by unchecking this option (the default state).
Since the machine is in domain and since we are testing with domain users accounts, I have monitored domain controller pushing down a bunch of policy settings which relax the IE security settings, causing the reports to display.
First, domain settings will resync over time and this checkbox will keep getting turned back on automatically. So you can?t really turn this off, it won?t stay off. I would feel better just testing local accounts, but since the computer is also a member of the domain, machine-specific policies are applied by the domain as well.

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I have a user with a machine that was setup with Win 8.1 Home. The machine has been upgraded to 8.1 Pro and joined to a domain (WinSrv 2003). I need to get the conten/configuration from their old local machine user profile to their new domain user profile. I tried to copy the contents of their ../users/<name>/.. folder from the local user profile to the new domain user profile (after they had logged in once, and then logged off). This did not work. When I did the copy, I grabbed all files, including hidden...was that my mistake, or is the issue broader?

In the end....they want their old stuff and configuration under their new credentials/profile.

Thanks!

-Nick

A:Merge Domain User Account with Local User Account

There are 4 conventional ways of accomplishing this task.

Option 1: Simply copy My Documents, Favorites, Desktop items from one to the other. You will have to setup program options again, may or may not be a big deal

Option 2: Use the Windows Easy Transfer option. Explained here. Vista & Win7 local to domain profile migration

Option 3: Use the Copy To Feature in User Profiles, explained here: Copy a user profile. The steps are outlined for different versions of Windows, but they work the same in Windows 8.

Option 4: Use the User State Migration Tool. User State Migration Tool 4.0 User's Guide. Here is a link to a video on using the USMT. User State Migration Tool in Windows 7 - Install | TechNet

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My mother downloaded a virus to her computer. I want to prevent this from happening again so I want to create a user account that does not allow downloading of anything.

From what I read, a Standard account will not allow any type of downloading or installation.

However I was able to download and install Windows Essentials while logged into her account. Why is this?

Someone suggested the following. Would this work?






To disable UAC prompt and deny admin rights all together, set "Local Policies \ Security Options \ User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for standard users" to "Automatically deny elevation requests" in security policy.



Where do I access Security Policy?

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Until recently, my wife and I have been the only users of our laptops, so we've simply used the Administrator account to log in. We now have a 16-year-old granddaughter living with us, who uses my wife's computer (sure ain't using mine). She mostly just does Facebook and YouTube. When I recently returned from a trip, my wife said her computer was "messed up." An understatement indeed. I found ten infected files (mostly PUPs), six miscellaneous new toolbars, five newly installed programs I'd never heard of, and a mess of continuous popup ads. All this despite the fact the computer is (I thought) pretty well protected (Avast, MBAM, SpywareBlaster, Windows firewall) and has never before been infected. After an hour or so, I had everything cleaned up and back to normal.

So, to my problem: The OS is Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit. I want to creat a user account for the kid that will not allow any program downloads, installations, or system changes whatsoever. She isn't intentially trying to mess things up; she just doesn't understand some of the dangers of the internet. I know how to creat a user account, and know about the guest account, but not how to configure either for what I want to do, or even see what the default parameters are. Parental controls do not seem to cover this situation. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.

A:Creating and Configuring New User Account

Hi there, please have a look at this tutorial.
Parental Controls - Setup and Use

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My mother downloaded a virus to her computer. I want to prevent this from happening again so I want to create a user account that does not allow downloading of anything.

From what I read, a Standard account will not allow any type of downloading or installation.

However I was able to download and install Windows Essentials while logged into her account. Why is this?

Someone suggested the following. Would this work?






To disable UAC prompt and deny admin rights all together, set "Local Policies \ Security Options \ User Account Control: Behavior of the elevation prompt for standard users" to "Automatically deny elevation requests" in security policy.



Where do I access Security Policy?

A:Creating a user account that does not allow downloads

A Standard account doesn't block internet access. You could create a Child account and see if the restrictions are adequate for your needs. See Child Account - Add or Remove from Your Family in Windows 10 and https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...t-child-limits

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Hello-
I work in a library, and I use Windows XP Pro.
We would like to create a new account, or alter a older one to have limited
internet access, pretty much the databases we subscribe too, and anything
we can link off the website, without letting them go anywhere else.
Can anyone make a suggestion?

A:Creating a Network User account

There is more to limiting user internet access then just creating an account

Since most library's have multiple public internet stations this is best handled thru the internet router.

Alternately you can install internet monitoring software and configure it to restrict the user account.

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I have a laptop which uses Windows XP professional service pack 3. I am trying to stop my children having full access to download whatever they want which causes the computer to slow down. I wanted to create a limited user account for them and this worked a dream on my desktop which has Windows XP home edition. However when I try and do it on my laptop I am faced with problems! The user account showing is 'Administrator' and I cannot change the name for this. When I try to create a new user account it says that at least one person must be the administrator and will not allow me to make the new account limited. If I do designate the new account as a 'administrator' then I lose the original administrator account including all the files. I managed to get these back by doing a system restore.
What I do not understand is why when I try and set up a new account it doesn't recognise the Administarors account as the computer administator and allow me to create a new limited account.
Thanks for any help you can provide.

A:Problem creating new user account

Try booting into safe mode, login to Administrator account and try out again.

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I have passwod protected my PC so my kids only get on it when I want them to, or so I thought!!

My son, and credit to him, just made is own account with admin rights and logged into it instead of mine, until I noticed on bootup one day and then deleted it.

Is there a way of making it impossible for him to do this?
 

A:Block someone creating user account in XP?

Had he been using your account (which was the administrative account) to logon? If so, he can create an account whenever he wants. Not sure with XP Home, but XP Pro provides alot more security with user accounts. Your best bet is to create a limited user account for him and don't let him use your account. Change the password on your account also. Although, I'm not sure how good he is with the computer--there are programs out there that let you bypass the admin's password (let's hope he doesn't know about it).
 

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Hi all,
I am creating an image for my new model PC and looking to modify the default settings pulled once a new domain user logs onto the machine for the first time. I don't want to have the default profile on the network, but have it on the local machine. I have seen articles about modifying an exisiting profile on the PC (ei. Administrator) and then copying it to the "All users" profile, but haven't been able to get that to work.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks,
Al

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hi guys i have a question about creating a new user

i created a new user account on my sony VAIO notebook "windows 7" for friends or family who wants to use my laptop. i opened up the "my computer" and i see the files that i have on my own account.. i was wondering if there was a way to create a new user account and not have my files in the account... is this possible ?? i dont want to create a guest account as it cant use some programs that are installed..

if its not possible to have a second new C drive with none of my files.. i guess my last option is to open up a guest account

thank you guys for your time !!
have a wonderful holiday and a new year !!

A:question about creating a new user account

If you created a normal user account and not an administrative user account, you should be able to log into that new account and not have access to those files.

If you are seeing something you do not want, maybe you could restrict access to certain folders so other normal users could not see that folder.

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Hi all,

I have a standard administrator account in my name in C:\user and a guest account and both accounts are working fine.Now when i try to create a new local account say "test",i cant log in to that account and gives me error "User Profile Service failed the sign in.User profile cant be loaded"

I get the same error if i create built in administrator account using "net user administrator /active:yes" and then try logging into the administrator account.

I tried to follow Brink's tutorial about fixing corrupted user profiles but in regedit i cant find the SID with .bak extension and such.

I have no clue what to do next.

TIA

A:Creating new user account error

Hello dreamer,

Unfortunately, a user's profile is not created until the first time you are able to successfully sign in to the account.

You might see if doing a system restore using a restore point dated before you started getting this user profile error to see if it may help.

If not, then you may need to refresh Windows to fix it.

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Hi there, i have a problem with my computer. Everything on my administrator account (user) has been deleted, i dnt know how, it just says 'The User Profile Service service Failed The Logon. User Profile Cannot be Loaded' so i need to know how to create a new one. Luckily i have another account (user) which is my wifes but is not an administrator account (user) so im unable to access alot of things. Ive tryed accesing it through my wifes account but when i type the administrator password it does nothing to allow me access although it accepts the password but doesn't react. Ive tryed everything on her account in order to make a new administrator account but no luck as it does nothing. Ive also tryed in safe mode, now it lets my administrator account logon in safe mode and when i go to my downloads, documents e.t.c. the folders are empty which they shoudn't be because i had things stored there, they've been deleted and probably a whole lot more things aswell which is obvious otherwise it wouldn't say 'The User Profile Service service Failed The Logon. User Profile Cannot be Loaded' when i try to logon normally. SO CAN SOMEONE HELP PLEASE its been like this for 3 weeks now and im very restricted with what i can do on my laptop. Im not bothered about my downloads or anything saved, they can go im not bothered because ive lost nothing important anyway. I just want a new administrator account. I know i might have to wipe everything off the computer which doesn't bother me but i don... Read more

A:Need Help Creating Administator Account (user)

Hi -

Please see --> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/13...ot-loaded.html

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I am trying to create a User Account on my new notebook running Windows 7 Home Premium. After I type in the name, Share, the User Account Control Panel comes up with message that "The specified account name is not valid because account names cannot contain the following characters" and then gives a list of special characters, none of which are in the account name.

Any suggestions?
Thanks

A:[SOLVED] Creating a user account

See if any of these suggestions help: the specific account is not valid because account names cannot contain - Microsoft Answers

Also here: Network Message = "The specified account name is not valid - Microsoft Answers

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Hi

I created a new windows user account. After logging into this account, I noticed that the display of the fonts where changed. I mean the icons text, the text that appears on the Internet explorer Address, the text on the blue windows header and general text etc...
It is turned to be blurred ot out of focus.
Now, also when I logged back to the previous user account, the problem occurs also here and I can't get rid of it.
I tried changing the screen resolution but I can't change it to 1024X1280 so I use 1024X768. I don't remember what I used before. when I change it to 1280X800 - that is the closest that I get to what I had before but not enough.
also on the right click on the Desktop -> properties ("Display properties") -> settings, I see 2 Dsiplays:
1. Plug and play Monitor on Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family
2. (Default Monitor) on Mobile Intel(R) 915GM/GMS,910GML Express Chipset Family

I can't cause the 2nd display to work. When I choose it, press OK and enter back to this screen I see that the 1st Display is selected.

On the "Device Manager" -> Monitors , I see 3 "Plug and play monitor" devices. All are working properly.

I'll be happy if you could help me.

Thanks
Asi
 

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Ok so my mom wants a user account. So i go to create one. (I'm a computer admin and the only account on the computer) When i created it i noticed that it wouldnt let me make her account limited. (the bullet for the limited account was faded or un-clickable) so i could only make her an admin account. I made her account, loged off and when i looked at the screen it only showed her newly created account but not mine. What should i do? I went on her account and did system restore and i got my account back but hers was gone.

A:[SOLVED] Creating a user account problem

hi TheMasta,

the only thing i can think of trying is goto safe mode and from the administrator try set an account from their.

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Hi everyone,
 
I'm currently using windows 7 home premium.
I'm looking to create another account on my computer for a person whom has basically never used a computer in his life. I want it to just have the bare minimum of functionality: basic programs like wordpad/paint/etc., internet browsing (Firefox), and access to programs I've whitelisted.
A Guest account would be an ideal choice right? However, I've had experience in the past where even a standard user account can install software as long as it does not fiddle with the registry or something (Chrome being an example) bypassing UAC completely. In short, I'm afraid that this user can accidentally get malware/spyware from browsing the web (or install malicious software) and it might go on to infect/hijack the entire computer.
Is there any way to create a secure account that will prompt/prevent anything from installing? 
 
Thanks in advance.

A:Creating user account without the ability to install anything?

Yes and No. Things to read;
 
1. http://www.pcguru.plus.com/windows7/users_perm.html .
2. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/set-parental-controls#1TC=windows-7 .
3. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-security/disable-users-from-downloading-and-installing/b2ea75d7-9f82-4e40-8a05-21bcd2451a1e .
4. http://superuser.com/questions/197662/how-to-prevent-an-account-from-downloading-in-windows-7 .
 
Just a bit of light reading, you see. Welcome to the world of Permissions, Group Policy (only on Domains), Local Policy, and Parental Controls.
 
The simplest would be #4, but that would also lock you out also unless you changed it back. If the person in question is truly as PC challenged as you suggest, then they probably won't figure this out, especially if you make a habit of hiding the Menu bar in the browser. Play around with Parental Controls though, that may have something you can use.
 
What ever you decide, when setting it up remember to;
A. Put a password on your account so the other can't use it.
B. Set up an account for the other person,,, password protect that if you wish.
Good Luck.

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On my laptop I created a new user account called "Colin". When I looked (in Windows Explorer) under "users" there were two new accounts listed, one called "Colin" and one called "Colin.laptop". Of these, only "Colin" appears at Login or if accounts are viewed under "User Accounts" in Control Panel. Yet the "Colin.laptop" account is the one where newly created files etc are being stored when logged in as "Colin".
I'd appreciate help in understanding this and do I need to take any action?

Thanks
Paul

A:Creating new user account adds TWO accounts

Was this created during install or added to other User Account(s) afterwards? What about the other User Accounts now? If you had a Colin account established at install then it will hang around in some places even after deleting until a reinstall.

Did you establish Colin as an Admin account? If so is the other Colin also an Admin account when you look in User Accounts>Manage another Account? Can you delete it if it shows up there as a Duplicate? If so put its files on desktop until you're sure.

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Been trying to create an additional user account. When I attempt to log into this account a screen appears that says something like "Initializing setting for Internet explorer". The screen just hangs up for hours on end (all night long infact). I am forced to manually shut the computer down and the new account does not work.

A:Creating Additional User Account *FAILURE*

Run the System File Checker, you may have some pooched files

Go to the Run box on the Start Menu and type in:

sfc /scannow ( sfc if not reconized) (Note that there is a space between sfc and /scannow)

This command will immediately initiate the Windows File Protection service to scan all protected files and verify their integrity, replacing any files with which it finds a problem.


In all likelihood you will be prompted to insert the Windows XP CD.

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Hi All,

Whenever I go into a computer lab or an internet cafe, most computers have accounts that are super limited (e.g. can only use IE and maybe office), and often erase all new settings/passwords, etc. upon logout.

Do you guys know how to do this in vista? e.g. create an account so that users can't possibly mess around with settings or leave any lasting damage? OS is home 32bit.

Thanks a bunch!

A:Creating a super restricted user account

I would simply opt to not let them anywhere near my PC....

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I just reformatted my pc and reinstalled a new OS. Anyways in my old OS I had somehow managed to active admin account/rights. I remember doing this because I was installing a theme and had to mess around with .dll files in windows folders.

Anyways the reason I want to get the admin account back is to do the same thing and also I dislike having to click on show processors from all users in task manager..

My question is how to active the admin account which lets me do all of this.. And then get rid of the default user account so I don't need have to select between admin and user when I turn on my computer all the time..

Hope my question was clear.

A:Creating a Admin account and getting my default user.

Hello Ringo,

If you like, the tutorial below will help show you how to enable the built-in elevated "Administrator" account that you can use when you need full rights and access to the PC.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

The tutorial below is for an elevated Task Manager shortcut that'll open Task Manager with "Show processes from all users" already clicked on.

Task Manager - Create Elevated Shortcut

Next, you can use the tutorial below to set Windows to automatically log on to a user account of your choice at startup.

Log On Automatically at Startup

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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i put a pen drive n got this virus..it disabled regedit,task manager and folder options..moreover it created a duplicate user account called administrator.xxxx where the xxx refers to my name..before the virus i used to use administrator profile...but now it doesnt show the opriginal administrator profile in the start-up...it takes me directly into the duplicate account.please help.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 4:39:00 PM, on 9/23/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16473)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\csrss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\eScan\TRAYSSER.EXE
C:\PROGRA~1\eScan\avpm.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\MicroWorld\Agent\MWASER.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\MicroWorld\Agent\MWAgent.exe
C:\Program Files\Spyware Doctor\sdhelp.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Canon\CAL\CALMAIN.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\alg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\SSVICHOSST.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\eScan\MAI... Read more

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the title says it all .
I've encountered this problem lately last month .
Is it possible to fix .
Or is it Microsoft's Problem .. ?
need your help
Franz .

A:Creating a new user account results to black screen

Hello Franz,

You might consider refreshing Windows 8 to see if that may help.

Refresh Windows 8

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I was having a lot of trouble creating a local user account with a powershell script.
Basically, the script would throw no errors, but the account would not be shown in "Control Panel\User Accounts\Manage another user account"

It would seem that the user.create functionality of ADSI doesn't work the same way in win 8 as it did in win 7.
I finally figured out that the accounts had been created, but they weren't a member of "Users" by default, and when they weren't a member of users, they didn't show up in the control panel.

Script Local User Management Module

Run the script above, and then run the following two commands:
New-localuser -username "newuser" -password "123456" -description "created by powershell"
Set-Localgroup -username "newuser" -groupname "Users" -add

That should create the new user account, and add it to the Users group, so it is visible and can be used.

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Hey forum,

I never thought about it until recently when a friend mentioned it. He said even though I am the only one that uses my computer, that I should still create a standard user account and use that to greatly increase the security of my system. This seems to be sound logic and I have heard it somewhere else before, but I figure I would ask for the opinion of someone much more knowledgeable than myself.

Is it recommended to operate under a standard user account login even if you the sole user to the computer?

A:Creating a standard user account for security purposes?

There are different views on this so I'll give you mine as an Installation guy who tries to set up perfect installs as compiled in Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

When WIn7 is installed it issues an Admin account to the user assuming he is the owner.

As long as User Account Controls are kept at default then the only protection that an Admin Account lacks is that it will not be prompted to okay any changes with a password. It will still dim the desktop and flash the warning that changes are being made. So ask yourself how much more important it is to you to have to insert your password for every change made which triggers UAC. For most it is too annoying a redundancy to bother with.

If others are using your PC it is always a good idea to create for them a Standard Account and then password yours, or use the built-in Guest account.

Others may have a different view which is equally as compelling.

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in windows 7 how do i disable creating a new user account and password
what should i stop/remove/disable...services or what???
give me an instructions pls

the reason im doing this cause my little bro keep creating an account, then my windows settings are screwed up and files are moved

A:how do i disable creating a new user account & password (answer pls)

open registry (regedit)
follow the following tree
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
in the right of the window you will find EnableLUA. Open it and change its value to 0.

that's all.

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In windows 7 how do i disable creating a new user account and password
what should i stop/remove/disable...services or what???
give me an instructions pls

the reason im doing this cause my little bro keep creating an account, then my windows settings are screwed up and files are moved

A:how do i disable creating a new user account & password in windows 7 (answer pls)

Create a password for your account and lock the desktop when you're not using it. If he doesn't have access to Windows he can't change anything.

If he needs access to the system, create a limited account for him. This type of account won't be able to create new accounts.

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When I try to log onto my user account I click on it and the computer shuts down, no error message. I can log into the administrator account, it's protected by a password. I have nortons and malwarebytes and have run them both with no malware detected. I also tried system restore but all of my restore points are gone. So, what next? Thanks

A:I click on user account and it (user account) shuts down

Have you tried creating a new user account?

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Hello All,
I'm delighted to have found you and after a long day of trying to help myself i am now requiring your much appreciated assistance please! I'm not a techy person at all and am hoping someone can help
Last week my husband purchased a new hp laptop which came with Windows 10
On setup i used my microsoft account to login with a pin, the account was setup as administrator (thinking i could change things later)
About 2 days later i added a standard user account for my husband with a microsoft account login with pin.
I wanted to make his the administrator account but thought i had better change mine to a standard account first! My mistake!!
Now i cannot change anything! i have tried to use the cmd prompt to run as administrator - it asks for administrator permission and does not allow me to enter a password or yes!
I have tried all suggestions to enable the hidden windows 10 account but all ask for the same permission.
I have tried to go to setup, recovery, troubleshoot, advanced option, system restore - it requests an administrator password and when i entered what i thought is mine it does not work! Feeling a little
Does anybody know anyway i can go back in time to start again or how do i access administrator rights as i really need to add programs etc
Thank you for any help given

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Hey, I'm using Windows 7 Home Premium on my HP Pavilion Slimline Desktop and I need help getting my Standard user account back to Administrator. I can't run certain programs and I also can't install and uninstall anything. I don't have the Windows 7 Installation Disk to do restore. I have already tried Safe Mode and I can't enable and built in admin either. Please help me! Thank you!

A:How can I put my Standard user account back to Administrator when the ASP.NET Machine account is admin?

How are you trying to change the type of account?I don't have the Windows 7 Installation Disk to do restoreDo you mean System Restore? If you are, you don't need the installation disk to do this.To use System Restore click on the start orb. In the search box type in System Restore. In the list of results click on System Restore, if you are prompted for an administrator password type it in.Follow the prompts to choose a restore point and restore your computer.

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I'm the only user on this laptop and my admin account was called "HybridPC" and I disabled the windows login screen. (Turn computer on and goes right to desktop). One day the welcome screen popped up out of nowhere and I had to login. I tried disabling the login screen to where it was before and now I've screwed things up royally. I cannot login to my original admin account or find it. All the files are still there on my C:\Users\HybridPC folder, but I've lost the profile and user.
I think I messed things up further by trying to create/delete other new user accounts. I've attached 3 screenshots showing my C:users folder, User account screen and the netplwiz.exe profiles.

I've been adding/deleting and can't get back to square one. I don't see my user at all on the welcome screen.
Thanks for your help!

Top User Folder is new today and odd looking as I was attempting to fix on my own.

A:User Profile/Account problem (can't login to original admin account)

Hello tytlyf, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Let's start to see if you disabled or deleted your "HybridPC" by using the tutorial below to get details about all accounts on your computer while you are logged in to your "Admin" account, then post back with them. Afterwards, we can go from there.

User Accounts - View Detailed Information About in Windows

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