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2 questions from a new user of XP

Q: 2 questions from a new user of XP

Question #1- I have noticed a significant increase in the number of files located at C:\WINDOWS\SoftwareDistribution\Download. Does Window ever clean out these files? If not, should I do so from time to time?

Question #2- I am the ONLY person who uses my computer. Thus, I am both administrator and user. That being the case, here are 3 of my computer's folders that form the basis for my second question...

C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator
C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator.WILLIAM-E869D16
C:\Documents and Settings\William

I *sorta* understand about the administrator folder (that's me) and the user folder for William (I'm William). But what's the reason for having a SECOND administrator folder (the one for Administrator.WILLIAM-E869D16)?

Thanks for any help you can give me. aloha... bellgamin

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Preferred Solution: 2 questions from a new user of XP

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A: 2 questions from a new user of XP

No idea on your first question.

I don't have the folder corresponding to your Administrator.WILLIAM-E869D16. Did you upgrade from a previous version of Windows, and maybe this is your previous Administrator?

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Hello,

Brand new user.

a. The new PC came with McAfee anti virus.
Should I use it ?

Is it as good as AVG, e.g., which I used on my old W7 PC ? Use them both ?

b. And, how do I turn on the "Defender" anti virus which I understand is part of
the W10 package ?

Would it interfere with McAfee or AVG ? How good is it ?

c. How do I turn on the Firewall; I'm assuming there is one like in W7 ?

Much thanks,
Bob

A:New W10 User Questions (Basic Questions, Please)

McAfee, AVG and Defender are all anti-virus programs and you should only run one. In fact Defender will get turned off when another one is installed.

Right click the Start button and select Control Panel.

Then select Security and Maintenance and under Security it will show your the status of the Firewall, Virus and Spyware and which program is running what.

Control panel also has links to Defender and Firewall.

That McAfee is a trial version and at some point you will have to buy it.

Jim

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I have an Acer touch screen Aspire ZS600, Win 8 installed as original OS.

How do you print an email?
Ordered tickets on line and need to print the bar codes. On XP I right click and select print.
Here?

How do you move between web sites?

How do you save a "favorite" web site and then recall it?

Where is the "Tools" menu to set up the start page in IE?
I want IE to always start on a particular web site.

Answers are appreciated, sarcasm is a waste of your time.

Thanks

A:Win 8 Questions New User

Perhaps you should download the free e-book.

Dell | Windows 8 for Dummies E-book

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Confused, I just posted my questions about 30 minutes ago.   I then went back to make an edit, and now my original post is completely gone ?? Just got P53 and have some questions. (1) is there a link to a user?s manual (preferably a pdf that I can download) ?   So far I can't find it. (2) Do I need to create my own restore image onto a flash drive ? (3) Is it really true that there isn?t a keyboard shortcut to enable / disable the touchpad?  If true, then I agree what a P50 user posted on this forum a couple years ago, which says:  ?It?s  mildly offensive to the intellect?.    The good news is that there is an option to turn off the touchad when a mouse is connected, and that?s really the main thing I?m after. (4) anything you think I should do immediately? 

A:P53 new user questions

I can answer some of your questions.  If you go to the support site you can find drivers and users guides see below.
 
https://download.lenovo.com/pccbbs/mobiles_pdf/p53ug_v2_en.pdf?linkTrack=PSProductInfo:UserGuide
 
https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-p-series-laptops/thinkpad-...
 
If you want to have a back up your drive you will need to create your own recovery.
 
https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-p-series-laptops/thinkpad-...

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Some questions from a new IE9 user:

Is there any way to repeat your search query without constantly having to retype it into the address bar each time? In IE8 the last search query always remained in the separate search box making it easy to repeat the search, even in another tab. Searching from the address bar is driving me crazy, especially since I find myself retyping the same searches over and over again.

Is there any way to put Favorites back in the upper left corner where it belongs? Having it in the upper right corner is incredibly counterintuitive.

Is there an option to display a progress bar so you can see whether a site is loading slowly or not at all?

So far I'm regretting my decision to upgrade from IE8, but hopefully if I can solve the above issues I might start to appreciate it more.

A:Some questions from a new IE9 user:

If you don't find the improvements in speed of IE9 over IE8 too big or don't really care about them, I would suggest you revert back to IE8.
About your first question, I'm not completely sure, but it's probably a no; unless you do a search, then open results in new tabs while leaving the search results in the original tab.
As for the Favorites, if you're refering to the actual icon, no. The sidebar can, however, be pinned to the left.
It's also a very probable no for the progress bar; you can, of course, use a Network Meter gadget to check up on the internet speed at any time, assuming you use the gadget platform at all.

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I finally installed XP on my very old laptop, and although it's working well for the most part, I have a couple of questions about some of the features and functions.

1) After installing all the software I use, I was left with only about 200MB of free disk space. This is not a problem in itself, since I shouldn't need that space for anything else, but when I tried to run the Disk Defragmenter, it said it needed at least 15% free space to properly complete. Does this just mean it will take a really long time with less space, or that it really won't work at all? Any way out of this dillema?

2) Some useful icons, such as the Volume Adjust, and the Safely Remove Hardware Icon, have dissappeared from the System Tray. I right clicked on it and went to "Customize Notifications," and clicked on "Always Show" for the ones I wanted, but they're still not showing up. Any suggestions?
 

A:New XP User Questions

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Transitioning from XP to Win 7 Pro and am slowly climbing the learning curve at advanced age. I have found the Tutorial and have fond many answers to my expanding questions. Here are a couple that I need help with:

1. Is there a way to configure 7 Window Explorer to look like XP - i.e., the folder/file tree where one can drag and drop files and folders and,

2. In OS (C I find 3 different Program Folders: Program Files, Program Files (x86) and Program Data. What is the difference - each appears to have programs that are functional?

A:New user questions

Have a look at Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements it may be what you want for Windows Explorer.

As for the Program folders with a 64-bit system you get Program Files (that's where 64-bit programs install to) and you get Program Files (x86) (that is where 32-bit programs install to) and Program Data is where all the program store their data.

Jerry

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Hi, I just got my machine. I have a few questions: 1. About 4.5 cm to the right of the webcam, I see a small hole on the LCD. What is that for? Is it a broken piece of glass from the panel?2. What is the best pen for this laptop?3. During Customize Your Experience, I am asked to select if the laptop is for Personal Use, Home and Office use or Employee use. This is a laptop I bought using my own money. I use it for personal use and also for teaching at school. In this case, which option should I select?4. Is there a list of things that I should check when I open the box the first time?5. For maintaining good battery life, should I keep the laptop charged all the time or charge it only when it is low in battery?6. Is there other charger (be it from lenovo or from 3rd party) that is lighter than the stock AC adapter and perhaps can also charge the device faster?7. When I opened the LCD, I saw a thin black sheet. Kind of like a screen protector likes the white piece of thin paper that came with brand new MBP. Is it advisable to always keep it in between the screen and the keyboard whenever I travel with the laptop? Thanks.

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Hello all.

New Win 7 user, very excited about going home and trying it out, but was wondering if there was a difference in the types of free anti virus/malware or spyware programs I'm limited too.

I'd also like to query the brilliant minds in the forums about a good burning program that's free as well as the best free alt out there.

At work now, will probably have a couple other querys as well.

Thanks a lot

A:A couple questions from a new Win 7 user

Nope! You'll have no problem finding good anti-virus software for Win7. The only thing you might need to know before downloading software is whether you're using the 32 bit or 64 bit version of Windows. Click your Start button, then Right click on My Computer and select Properties - that will tell you what you have.

Imageburn is a good free CD/DVD burning program

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Mod Edit: Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic443184.html/page__st__15 ~ Hamluis.Hello, Pleasingly I have come to this exact same topic -If I may ?- Id like to iron out a difference between the administrators and trusted installer /user account. My last OS crashed because of something to do with this area and I hope to aviod the same with this one WITH your great information! Q. obviously theres a difference in permissions to sort out what files are used by who BUT is there any danger in placing both administrator and user exactly in full control -unified? both? Id like to slightly organise them so Ive chosen to respect all! Is there any real reason why both should BE in full control yet the user account has the imperfection of UAC permission req. on say.. file write. Does this keep a balance or are there cross threading dangers?Thanks for reply ahead- so far this is a great place.

A:User Accounts Questions

Can a user account be given full control alongside administrators? less say 1 read write option to keep a balance.

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Hi, I just got my machine. I have a few questions: 1. About 4.5 cm to the right of the webcam, I see a small hole on the LCD. What is that for? Is it a broken piece of glass from the panel?2. What is the best pen for this laptop?3. During Customize Your Experience, I am asked to select if the laptop is for Personal Use, Home and Office use or Employee use. This is a laptop I bought using my own money. I use it for personal use and also for teaching at school. In this case, which option should I select?4. Is there a list of things that I should check when I open the box the first time?5. For maintaining good battery life, should I keep the laptop charged all the time or charge it only when it is low in battery?6. Is there other charger (be it from lenovo or from 3rd party) that is lighter than the stock AC adapter and perhaps can also charge the device faster?7. When I opened the LCD, I saw a thin black sheet. Kind of like a screen protector likes the white piece of thin paper that came with brand new MBP. Is it advisable to always keep it in between the screen and the keyboard whenever I travel with the laptop? Thanks.

A:Some questions about C930 from new user

Hi,
 
Is this a C930 Yoga or Yoga Book? Either way it's in the wrong forum   Let us know which so we can move the thread.
 
Z.

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I have just installed XP pro (with SP2) and I've been using it for several days now. It takes a little adjustment from win98 but I think I'm going to really like it. I have a few questions about XP and hope experienced users can provide some answers.

A. Is there a 'temporary internet file' in XP? If so, where is it? I want to delete cookies & such as I did in win98 but I can't find this folder. If not, how do I delete cookies?

B. Is there a way to place a shortcut for windows explorer onto my desktop? I have tried to do this and XP won't let me. I find this a convienience for installing programs.

I had several other questions but can't remember them. Getting old sucks! Thanks in advance.

A:New XPpro user with some questions...

C:/ documents and settings
does'nt clicking on my computer on the desk top bring up what you want

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Hi, Just got this laptop and finding my way around.Can any one tell me the location of the 'hp support' toolbar or any way to disable it permanently ? I keep turning it off but it comes back on every reboot.Also it has two pre-installed user accounts, can I remove these?Only half the hard drive capacity was showing but a friend sorted that with some software she had on a USB stick and just wondered, if I ever have to use the recovery system will it delete the new partition again?

A:New user, a couple of questions

Hi @fw190,Thanks for becoming a member of the HP Support Forums. I understand you have questions about HP Support Assistant and User Profiles. I will be glad to help you. For the HP Support Assistant, please look at the forum post from DavidPK. to remove a user profile please look at this document from Microsoft.How to Disable and Delete User Profiles Please keep me informed of how things went. If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below!  Thanks. 

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I have 3 user accounts on my computer, 2 of which are admins and the 3rd is my 7 year old daughter. Instead of moving start menu programs around, can I just put it all into the all users folder and somehow check which folders/files in there her account can access?

Also, when running anti-spyware/anti-virus programs from my account, will it catch nasties in the other 2 accounts as well or do I have to run the programs from each user account?

Thx.
 

A:Multiple user questions.

it is best to manage all your accounts from the main administrator account is this windows xp or home ?
 

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hello

i have few questions

1.why i cant make "run as admin " option even if i on admin acccount?
2.how i can stop hard drive flashing w/o stop.
3.why copy/paste take so long?

ty

A:New vista user , few questions

please someone ?

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Heyo - I've just started using Vista Ultimate x64 and I have a few unanswered questions I was hoping y'all could help me out with.

1.) Is there a way to set default folder views? Every new folder I enter, I'm given the "List Details" view, when I'd rather use "Large Icons" by default. How do I go about setting up my system so that "Large Icons" is the default for every folder I enter?

2.) I'm having a lot of trouble keeping my program's icons stable. I'm unsure if it's renaming my shortcuts or moving them that's causing it, but they always end up with the same icon you get for unrecognized files. Sometimes I can bring back the icons via "Properties -> Change Icon," but as with SpywareBlaster, it doesn't always work.

3.) ReadyBoost is great, but can I set it up so that my selected ReadyBoost drive doesn't launch the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in the notification area?

Any info is appreciated

A:New Vista x64 User - Few Unanswered Questions

1.)Organize -> Layout -> Menu Bar...then -> Tools -> Folder Options You should be able to follow from there.

2.)Sorry can't help you.

3.)Keep that icon. You need it!

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I've been putting off asking this. When people refer to going to folders like C:\users\"yourNameHere"\ for profiles etc, I don't have this luxury.

In my User folder, the closest thing to "yourNameHere" (meaning my profile name) is Mcx1-ANT-PC (my computer is called ANT-PC)
I installed like other regular folk, with a windows ID (Microsoft email account) I did nothing special, my aliases and profile name is literally "windows eight", its what I see when I log in.

Back to the first paragraph: As an e.x.
People refer to finding MS Outlook .pst in your profile folder, they direct users to
C:\Users\YourNameHere\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Outlook\ etc, and so on, same for other user specific profile files
If you look at my snippet, I have a few folders in my "User Folder" I am the only person that uses this PC, there is only one user account, mine.

So here are my 2 questions:
1. If my computer is called ANT-PC why is my profile user folder called "Mcx1-ANT-PC"?
2. Why is nothing stored there? Every profile related file or accessory is located in the user\Windows folder. (See snippet)

I assure everyone, I have done nothing out of the ordinary in my installation nor have I made any specific changes to user accounts, in fact I have never so much as been in there.

The only related issue I can mention to my knowledge is that I have cloud disabled.

pointing me to anywhere that may help to explain this would be appreciated.

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Hi all,

After our PC died a horrible death earlier this month, my partner & I got a new PC and we are running Vista premium on it. Having just installed it yesterday, I have a few questions (not sure if I should be posting this all together or seperately):

1) can we both be administrater? We want seperate accounts so we can have our own favorite folders and so that I can keep some work-related private documents secure. Has anyone run into any problems with 2 administrators?

2) my partner installed a new multifunction printer in his administrator account, printed to it and it worked fine. When I was in my account, the printer showed up in the list of printers but nothing happened when I printed to it...

3) We will be getting Office soon....does anyone now if word/excel documents are backwards compatable? I am in the middle of writing my thesis & I don't want to have any problems when I switch between my laptop/home PC/university PCs

4) Having issues installing AVG 8 - keep getting error that email scanner is not fully functional. Have reinstalled a number of times with same results. Could this have something to do with not having Office suite yet (only Microsolf mail)?

Thanks!
 

A:New Vista user....lots of questions!

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The Daughter is 12 years old now and needs to have her own desktop (space) and such so I created another account for her with no password required.

I noticed when I mouse hover on her icons they display empty "Check Boxes". What is this for?

Also, I run two displays.
In my account the start button displays the start menu in the same display (right side) as the button & task bar.
In her account it displays to the left display on it's right edge.

any answers on the above or any other tips would be great.

I looked at the tutorials but no lessons on what an administrator can do in the other accounts. Some newb account creations tips would be nice. Or a link to it .......?

A:Non Admin User Account Questions

Hello theRock,

The check boxes are to make selecting multiple files easier to do. You can turn this off or on if you like though.

Select Files using Check Boxes


It sounds like the menu open appearance setting has been changed. This can show you how to change it back to the default "Left Handed" setting instead.

Menu Open Appearance


If you wanted to restrict what she can do, then you might consider making her account a standard account instead and using Parental Controls on it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi All,

Hope I'm posting in the right forum. I have a fairly new Windows 7 laptop. I have one "standard" user account named Jason. I want to create an additional user account for my wife (Kate). The procedure looks pretty straight forward, but I do have some questions.

1. Are all the programs/applications that I have installed for my standard account available to the new user account (for example Word, Excel, etc)?

2. What about browers? I have downloaded a number of browsers including Firefox, Groogle Chrome. Will she be able to use these are must she download her own "copy" of the browser? Guess my concern for browsers is keeping the settings I use separate from the settings she might want.

Hope this makes sense ...... Thanks much ........ Jason

A:Adding new user account questions

as long as you have installed the programs to use with all users and not a specific one, most programs should work fine like explorers,software etc. i created a user for my sister before travelling and she was able to access all programs normally but without administrator rights(i didnt want it)
1- office would work fine
2- if the browsers are installed she can immediatly use them

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I want to try this out
Do I have an admin account now?
I have no password set, win7 just boots up to the desktop.
Can I turn the current user, lr, into an admin? Does it have to have a password?
If It gets a password, then will it halt at the boot screen demanding a password?
Anyway to create an admin with no password?

How do you change the account that runs a service to an admin account?

WMC Recording Storage Pooler





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Recording using a network drive
In order to work with a network drive (either a network path mapped as a drive, or a UNC path), you will need to change the WMC Recording Storage Pooler service to run under a user account with write permissions to the network share. You will also need to change the user for the WMC Receiver Service to set the proper permissions for WMC to record to the network drive.

Make sure you have an administrator account that exists on both your WMC PC and the network computer with the same user name and password on both computers. For a network with a domain, it will need to be domain account. If this account doesn’t exist, create it.
Change the account that runs the WMC Recording Storage Pooler service (WMCRecordingStoragePooler) to the administrator account.
Change the account that runs the Windows Media Center Receiver Service (ehRecvr) to the administrator account.

A:questions on turning a user into an administrator, and more

Only someone using an admin account can change the status of theirs or any other account. Any other behavior would be an enormous security risk. An admin account does not require a password but for security it should have. But auto starting a computer without login is itself a security risk. To use autostart you must specify the account and password for the account you wish to use. Otherwise the auto login will fail and a user name and passwrd will be required at startup.

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My old desktop with XP died several months ago and I've finally replaced it. I think the reason it took me so long was a fear of Windows 8. I have some exposure to Win7 but am essentially jumping from XP to 8. So far it seem to be a matter of learning what has replaced what.

Without a start menu what good is the desktop? It seems all you can do is launch a program from a desktop shortcut. I?ve also found F1 will start help and Alt-F4 will shut down. I?m thinking you want to customize the start screen with what you use the most and go to all apps for the rest. For me the desktop can go away.

How do you open help from the start or all apps screens? F1 on the desktop is the only way I?ve found.

Is there a more direct way to shutdown other than Charms>Settings>Power>Shutdown. Why doesn?t Alt-F4 work from the start screen?

I keep seeing the word ?Meta? around the forum. What?s that?

Do the pictures on the start screen have a name?
That's all I have time for now.

A:New User - questions, coments, gripes

"Meta"? You have probably seen "Metro" which is the name of the new interface.

You can install one of several Desktop modifications that replace the Orb - Start8 which is 5 bucks, or Classic Shell which is free. Google both. There are more, "Start is Back" is another. There are trials for each of them. Once you install one of these, you will have the Shutdown button back where it used to be.

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Alrite, ive got an emachines notebook running xp home on it. We bought it from best buy, and i guess they registered the computer to a 'valued customer' and its really annoying. Idk how the user name stuff works, but i think a while ago (not 100% positive cuz it was like 2 years ago) when we first got the computer i changed the admin 'valued customer' name to my name. but the 'my documents' folder defaulted to 'c:/documents and settings/valued customer' still. i fixed it by making a folder on c: with my name and made that folder the target location for the My Documents folder. but i was just wondering if there was any way to get rid of that dumb 'c:/documents and settings/valued customer' folder (every time i delete it it comes back) and if there was any way that i could change the computer from being registered to valued customer to me. thanks for the help in advance guys
 

A:Documents and Settings? User names? just a few questions :)

You'd have to make a new account. Then get on the admin account, change the new account to admin, then get on the new admin account and delete the 'valued customer.'
That should work...
Experience: so so, still learning (i like that)
-blitze
 

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I am going to build a website with the single minded purpose of returning data from a database that users can search. I have a programmer (kind of!) who will build the interface and the query structure and I will be working with the database and the data itself.

Users will be required to pay for a subscription to get any data out of the database. I know of another database online that requires a subscription and if I am in that database with a user name and password and someone else (a family member) is on another computer and tries to use the same user name and password the system won't let them in.

My questions are:

1. Obviously it is possible to set it up so that the system either knows that someone is logged in or it knows the IP address of the user (or some other identifying value). How is this accomplished?

2. Can it be set up so that the system knows that different computers have been using the same user account to log in?

Even if I just knew the keywords of these concepts I could do some more research on it on my own. I'm just not sure where to start looking! Web security seems to mostly be talking about hacking not account abuse.

Thanks tons!!

Cheryl
 

A:Solved: Website with user accounts questions

1. Obviously it is possible to set it up so that the system either knows that someone is logged in or it knows the IP address of the user (or some other identifying value). How is this accomplished?

You can use a serverside language that can set a cookie to identify the computer and also with the use of finding the users HOST and IP address. You can use PHP or ASP depending on what your server supports to identify these.

2. Can it be set up so that the system knows that different computers have been using the same user account to log in?

There is no sure fire way to identify if users are using different computers. You can log IP addresses but whos to say its not a person on a laptop with different connections. You can use cookies but whos to say the person didn't delete their temporary files.
 

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Hi everyone,
I'm primarily a mac user now but have used windows as my personal computer in the past. The last Windows version I used predominantly on a home PC is Windows 95, so it's been a while! However, my work environment is mostly Windows XP based, so I'm still somewhat familiar.
I'm in the market for an inexpensive Windows based PC that I can use for some simple tasks, like making powerpoint presentations and accessing VPN. Basically, because I have not used a Windows based computer as a home based computer in quite a while, I'm very unfamiliar with basic security and maintenance tasks. I've read mixed reviews about Windows Defender on its own and some suggest adding Malware Bytes. In the past I've bough Norton, but I hear nowadays people find it to be bloated, a waste of resources, and expensive.
As far as maintenance tasks go I remember using Disc defragmenter and scandisc, but I hear these are obsolete now too? Hopefully someone can share some insight and help me out. If it's too overwhelming I suppose a Chrome book is a possibility, but doubt I'll have as many options.

Thank you.

A:Potential windows user with newbie questions

inexpensive,,, ,whatever one you choose will do all the things you wish to do ,,as for defender and Malwarebytes,it all I use on my
pc's for years now . a chrome book dose not run windows !

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1 winxp pro, 1 winxp tab ed, & 1 2k computerAny answers/thoughts on any of the below questions would be appreciated.My understanding is that when you type in a password during windows installation & setup that is the pw for The Administrator account. Per my reading, that original pw is necessary to use recovery console [I think winxp inside/outside]. So if you change the pw per security recommendations you still need to use the original pw to access recovery console. Q1. Other than access to the recovery console I haven't found anything that the administrator on a local computer [not connected to a domain] can do that any other administrator can't. Has anyone found something else? Q2. My understanding of user accounts, including The Administrator account, is that when you first set up an account it is assigned its security identifier [SID]. If you delete the account you lose access to that account's files, but you can change both the pw and user name [the SID doesn't change]. Is that correct?Q3. Does anyone know if a deleted account's files are still accessible if you have them in Shared Documents or if ntfs permissions or share permissions were set prior to deleting the account? Q4. If you want to delete an account, can you move the files to another user's folder, should you copy so that the new user's folder's permissions are inherited or should an administrator take ownership prior to deleting the files and move the files to another ... Read more

A:Questions About The Administrator Account, User accounts & Encryption

If you change the password on the Admin account the recovery console should use the new password also.1.Certain files are not viewable without the Admin account such as certain instances of temporary internet files other than that not much.2.This is correct with the exception that files linked to the account still can be accessed by taking ownership of the files with another account that has Admin privilges.3. See above.4. If you can access them you can move them or copy them. Your choice. You will not need to take ownership unless access has been denied.5. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/243330 is a list of the well known SID numbers6. Encryption is not really based on the password but a seperate unique ID associated with the account when encryption is initially set up. You can and should back up this key since if you need to restore from a backup you will need it. The reason to have a strong password is to prevent account access because the encryption does squat if they can access your account. Once you set up encryption for a particular account that key never changes. You could set up a specific account to be the recovery agent but why bother the local admin account is a recovery agent by default.

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Hi,
in this video Laura E. Hunter from Microsoft describes behavior analytics: https://youtu.be/hNZdboDvnuU?t=1251
She says that ATA will analyze the behavior in a domain for 21 days and declare this as normal behavior. After the 21 days ATA will report unusual user behavior based on the 21 days analysis.
I have two questions about this:
1. Can we see the progress of the analysis somewhere? I searched through the ATA-center but there is nothing. Is it possible to see it in some kind of logfile or the Mongo-DB?
2. We have started ATA with one DC. What happens if we add our other DCs later? Will the analysis recognize behavior from those, also when the 21 days are already over?
I did not find anything about this 21 days analys period in the documentation. I'm more than happy with a hint if I have overseen something there.
Thanks in advance

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Hello Everyone,I am moving over after 15 years on macbook pro so my experience with windows is limited. Just a couple question on a build for those who have purchased already. I plan to take advantage of the Cyber monday deal today... I am think of building with the 8750 CPU and the 4k display. Should I: 1) Add the 32gb ram stick and 512 ssd OR buy minimum 8gb ram and 256 ssd, THEN add the ram and ssd later?- I have no problem opening the X1 up and installing these but just want to get experiences from others based off of price and quality of parts that come installed.  2) Also, can the batter be upgraded from the 80w to something larger? From what I have read, this is the big weakness of this laptop, besides whining fans.  3) How does the 4k display look compared to Apples Retina and Dells XPS display? Thank you! 

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Hi Guys,

I have been a on a Windows hiatus and using Mac for some time now, but now I am switching back. I am little confused about the backup restore feature in Windows 7 Ultimate even after doing a search of this forum and Microsoft?s website. From my understanding a System Image pretty much clones your dive including all files and pictures in my document.
1. If this is so why does the Backup/Restore utility also ask if I want to back up other files in my C Drive like My Documents extra? To be honest I find backup my documents, photos, and music the most important.
2. By including the la carte backups am I just double backing up since it?s included in the system image?
3. Can I extract single files from system image? One thing I really like about OS 10.6 and 10.7 was that Time Machine would back up the entire drive to a network every house of so to a Time Capsule and I could enter the backup to recover emails and documents many versions back. (Please don?t flame me for complimenting Apple, I must like Windows more if I am switching back)
4. Finally has anyone restored their entire drive using System Restore Image? [Does it work?] The reason I ask was because I had a Windows Vista Ultimate that included backup and restore, but why my computer crashed because it ran out of power during a Service Pack Update (my fault), I was able to restore the drive, the computer wouldn?t boot as it startup halfway then restart. (Switched to Mac after that)
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A:Backup/Restore Questions (Apple user switching back to Windows)

Hi triplecore and welcome to Seven Forums. I will attempt to answer your questions.

1. Good question. Most of us recommend just using the create an image link on the restore dialogue. You can remove the image from the scheduled restore and include what folders you want.
2. If you leave things as default then yes.
3. You can. See this tutorial. System Image - Extract Files Using Disk Management
4. I have done so several times without problems.

To go a bit further many on the forum recommend third party tools such as Macrium Reflect Free for imaging. The link is in my signature. The reason for this is that it is more flexible that Windows backup. There is a tutorial on using Macrium here.Imaging with free Macrium

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Question 1:
We've just purchased a new monitor for out PC with a better resolution than our previous one. Basically, my dad wants to have his user account set at 1280x768, whereas I want to use the best resolution of the monitor which is 1440x900.

On the previous monitor, I seemed to be able to make it so that different user accounts could have their own resolutions. However, when I've tried changing the resolution in my dad's account, when I go back to my account, it is set as my dad's resolution. If I change it back to mine, then my dad's account changes to mine too.

Is there a way I can make it so that each account can have their own resolution set?
Question 2:

My brother has installed a file manager for his mobile phone and it's put a folder on the desktop which I cannot seem to remove. I right click it but there is no delete option for it. Even when I open it, I can't find any options to remove it either. Does any one have any idea as to how I might be able to remove this folder from my desktop? It's appeared on all user accounts. If I can just remove it from everyone's apart from my brother's then I'll be happy.

Thanks for all the help in advance, everyone.
 

A:Solved: 2 Questions: Changing Resolution for user accounts... and removing desktop files...

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I run windows 7 premium 64 and all of the sudden I stated to get this popup after windows loads that says
"C:\User\Lori-Bee\AppData\Local\Temp\032150Log.iniis lost"
How can I fix this?...I tried check disk running CCleaner ....No difference

A:C:\User\User -User\AppData\Local\Temp\032150Log.iniis lost

Hi there ... Read the Link below and follow the Instructions ..
ASUSTeK Computer Inc.-Forum- Error 182418Log.iniis lost

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After adding a User as a Family Member(child), when the family member logs in with his user he gets this message: The User profile service failed. The sign in user Profile cannot be loaded.

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1. Ran out of this space in my Q:Lenvovo - backup assigned partition.  14GB.  (My C: drive has 80GB free!) How can I fix this?  Is there a way to expand the partition without deleting it first?  Does Lenvovo or Microsoft or SSD manufacturer have a tool to do this where you just enter the amount you want to expand a partition to and it will adjust the other partition accordingly?  If not; I cannot delete the Q:Lenovo drive using file explorer or disk cleanup utility.  How do I remove at the original backup?  When I go to disk cleanup it shows blank the files; so it is a hidden file or subdirectory.  I even try signing on as System Administratin but forgot the password I created, it been so long ago and never use it.  LOL!   If I cannot do any of this:  There is an option to do a Windows 10 refresh but can you redirect it to a new SSD from the existing SSD? 2. Looking to get a new SSD but in NVMe configuration. a. Does my L450 support NVMe boot up? What type of NVMe does my Thinkpad support?  I thinking of getting the Samsung 860 Evo.b. Is connecting the new NVMe and running transfer SSD software the Windows 10 will recognize the drives and do the transfer?    Serial NumberF0ATPKGPart Number: 20D5503800 Thanks for any help you can give in this matter!

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I have a
HP Pavilion dv7t-1000 CTO Entertainment Notebook PC
64bit with Windows Vista Home premium
Recently I had a friend take it and wipe it to start fresh.
when I got it back it is still pointing to a bizarre path..?? (which is one of the reasons I wanted to start fresh. It points to:

PATH
%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem;C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\Power2Go;%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\

PATHEXT
.COM;.EXE;.BAT;.CMD;.VBS;.VBE;.JS;.JSE;.WSF;.WSH;.MSC

why would this be the case? When I got it back I see that some things like my extra monitor was already installed.. (Before I even hooked it up??) and some folders I had renamed example folder.OLD was still here. (and many other things that lead me to believe it did not get formatted correctly. (and could still have virus?)
He used my factory disks. (which I do have)
can anyone advise me on what is going on?
thanks so much!!

A:Environment Variables questions and format questions

I've had a bunch of HP machines. But I never used the restore. I'm not sure if it formats or just installs over what's there. It may leave files and folders that are in subfolders of programs that come bundled with the machine assuming it's data or something. The path looks fine to me. That %SystemRoot% stuff is just a way to use environment variables in case the system is not installed on C:\Windows.

If you really just want the OS and not the bundled software see the threads about ISO download for Vista. You can evaluate for 90 days perfectly legally. There are also tutorials how to extend the evaluation by 30 days.

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Hi,

I'm thinking about building my own PC, but I don't quite understand what anti-static precautions should be taken. Obviously, nothing will be plugged in, but is there anything I'm missing or not understanding?
Also, are anti-static wrist bands essential? Also, would carpet work as a good working area?

Thanks
 

A:Questions About Precautions to Building a PC (Easy Questions)

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As of today, in our domain environment consisting of Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 Enterprise machines, we are experiencing the "User Profile service failed the sign-in - User profile cannot be loaded" error message whenever a user tries to login.
This only affects users new to the particular machine. If they have signed on before and already have a cached account the computer logs them in with no issue. This is occurring on both Win8.1 and Win7 machines. We are an academic institution so this is becoming
a huge problem in our labs. Students generally use different computers so this is popping up very frequently. I have a solution for the issue. It appears that on the non-working machines that the "Default" user profile is corrupt. I have discovered
that if I find a machine, Win8.1 or Win7, doesn't matter, that is allowing first time users to logon I can copy the "Default" user profile and replace the corrupt one. I must first permanently delete the corrupt profile before copying over the new
one. I am doing this over the network by navigating the C:\users\ folder. Even this way is becoming cumbersome though as we have over 1000 computer in labs. I have googled and googled and I keep seeing the same answers offering various solutions, none which
are any more practical than my method. I cannot find information on a cause or a reason of why this would just crop up out of nowhere. I suspect maybe a Windows update but I cannot verify that yet. ... Read more

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Hey guys, you might of seen a post or two about me not able to get our domain to use GPO's, but its all fixed now. YAY !
(It was the DNS, incase anyone was interested)

but now i got a few questions, i'll start with:

1. Is there anyway to configure a client by just having them log onto the domain? e.g. Disable Security Center, Windows Messanger, Add a Registry hack. etc.

2. Is there anyway to view a list of all websites visited on the network with information, eg. Who was looking at it(which user), at what time. etc

3. Is there a way to record a list of all objects printed from our print server with information? e.g. User that printed it, time it was printed, how many pages, how many copys. etc.

4. Is there a way to delete start menu files/folders with a logon script?

5. I'm going to put "Deep Freeze" on the computers that are accessed and used by the public, but i've never used it, nor have any experience with it.
Does it cause any problems with normal operation of the computer? if anyone could give me some feedback on this, i'd love to hear it.

Also, is it possible to get more then just 6 Virtual Drives on a computer?

i mean, isn't there 23 possible drives?
 

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Hello Experts,

Question 1:

To initialize the 4 elements of integer array named numbers to the value of 0, is THIS

int number [4] = { 0 };

correct, and the exact same thing as saying this:

int number [4] = { 0, 0, 0, 0 }; // ?

Question 2:

Assuming
double x [ 6 ], y [ 14 ];

What C++ statement could I write that would

copy array named x into the first part of array named y. // ?

Thanks again! ... RB
 

A:Beginner C++ Questions About Arrays (2 Questions)

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I have a Packard Bell P133, model D135. Eight megs of
RAM are on the motherboard. According to a search of
this model on a 'Memory' website, this model has FPM non-
parity memory. The machine had two 4-MB modules installed
when it was new in 1996, for a total of 16 MB at time of purchase.
Since then, I have added two 8MB modules to bring it up to
32MB. Two weeks ago, I replaced the two 4MB modules with
two 32MB FPM modules, which was supposed to bring it up to a total of 88MB. When I boot up, it only reads slightly over 81MB as passed....of course, on the System Properties 'General' tab, 80MB is listed. Can anyone tell me what might have happened to the other 8MB?

Another question: Would parity memory be compatible with
non-parity memory? I know from research, that most servers use parity memory...parity being described as a feature of
a module for error-checking. Would parity memory work OK with non-parity, but not the other way around? The reason I ask is, I have an opportunity to buy some used 72-pin, FMP parity modules at a good price, and I just wanted to know if the two (parity and non-parity) would mesh. I wanted to bring it up to the max for this model....136MB, providing the 8MB on-board memory is read. That was my own theory about the missing 8MB....that the on-board memory, for some reason isn't being read. Any thoughts on this?

Last questions: How critical is mixing speeds? Will 70ns
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A:Memory: Questions.....questions....questions....

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For security reasons, Microsoft does not allow parents (computer administrators) to check on, maintain, adjust or otherwise enter their kids' (limited users) XP profiles without either resetting their passwords or waiting for them to come home and being confrontational about it.

Ideally I would like to be able to log on to a limited user account from my administrator account without tampering with anyone's passwords-resetting them or otherwise. Actually, I have little interest in the (step) kids' personal life and stuff. Alternately, perhaps you may help me with my ultimate goal: limiting screensaver activity:

My arrogant and belligerant teenage stepson likes to customize the family room to his tastes rather that leave it to the generic unbiased interest of the family in general. Latest, he has designed his "my pictures" screensaver somehow to override cmos settings to illustrate various pictures of himself for unlimited time rather than allow cmos or windows to shut off the monitor after periods of inactivity. Typically he would prefer to be confrontational about it, fight and argue over the issue stressing out his depressed mom in the process; I do not want to fight-I just want my monitor to go off after a while of non-use and not be kept on by XP. Sorry about all the disfunctional family issues I had to mention for background. It is hard dealing with an aggressive controlling kid. Obviously most of the time the computer is left on his profile but... Read more

A:Find or Bypass XP Limited User Password W/out Reset or Adjust User Screensaver

looks like you have no choice in resetting passwords, who's house is it anyway???
 

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Hi Guys,

One of our staff PC has a problem, the scenarios:

Specs: (Alias Names)
-Company Name: Contoso
-Staff PC under Domain Alpha
-PC Name: Contoso1-PC
-Local Users are: administrators and john
-User profiles:
> operations (contoso domain)
> john (local)
> administrator (local)
-MS Outlook connected to [email protected]

Thursday:
IT
1. remove/uninstall chat messengers, blocked linkedin,facebook,twitter,youtube
2. change User Account Type (Local Staff John Doe) from User to Guest
3. I change the type from User Accounts > Properties > Group Membership > Others > Guest
4. shutdown the system

Friday

1. turn on the PC and staff asks for the correct username
2. provides the username, Contoso1-PC\john
3. staff login to his local account using his password

Saturday

1. staff called and his desktop files are gone and document files are gone
2. IT check the Users folder there are particular folders:
3. john and john.contoso1-pc
4. both folders empty
5. outlook not connected
6. account is totally FRESh
7. IT check on webmail under Domain Alpha, not working the usual password, webmail.contoso.com/owa
8. after an hour, the usual password works
9. IT tried to connect MS outlook 2003 using [email protected] not working saying "outlook.pst is not offline file"

PROBLEM:
1. files are gone
2. Totally FRESh account

I don't know what happen, guys please help, the FIles are gone.

Hoping your best solution.

THanks.
 

A:Solved: Changing User Account Type - User to Guest - File Deleted

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Earlier today I turned on my Toshiba laptop (Satellite P855-S5200) and got some sort of error screen, and then it brought me to a screen asking if I wanted to do a system repair or start windows normally. I chose system repair, but then it seemed to get stuck in that process (It was taking forever and nothing was happening), so I turned off the laptop (I know, big no no), booted in safe mode, and did a system restore to a restore point from about a week ago. The "starting Windows" screen came and went, no problem. Everything seemed fine till I got to the User Selection screen (the default blue one with the little hummingbird or whatever). Then it just sat there on that screen. I could see the hummingbird and the little squiggly lines, but there were no buttons to click my user. I just let it sit there, and after about 5 minutes, the user names popped up, and I was able to continue using the computer without any problems, no other speed issues whatsoever. It now makes me wait every time, always about 5 minutes, before the user names pop up. It does this when I restart the machine and when I try to switch users.

It is a Pentium Core i7
2.3 Ghz
8 GB RAM
Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Let me know if you need any other specs.

Any ideas?

Thanks,
Tim

A:Windows 7 takes forever to load the select user/switch user screen

Work through these steps for Troubleshooting Windows 7 Failure to Start.

The steps begin with disinfection from Safe Mode or boot disk, since if Win7 is badly infected it may not repair until cleaned up. Then everything possible to start it is sequenced.

I would also do the hardware tests provided before rescuiing the data to run Recovery or get the superior Clean Reinstall.

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So a new box recently built, when booted, defaults to the local administrator account.

This is a Windows 7 machine for a Linux guru that doesn't want to be bothered pressing more buttons than is necessary, if you get my drift.

So my question is, after pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del...how do I dictate to Windows that the preferred used is "HisDomainAccount" on our company domain, as opposed to the local admin account?

If I'm not being clear, please let me know and I will try to explain a little better.

A:Strange Defult Login User Prompt - Local Admin, Not Domain User

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Norwood


So a new box recently built, when booted, defaults to the local administrator account.

This is a Windows 7 machine for a Linux guru that doesn't want to be bothered pressing more buttons than is necessary, if you get my drift.

So my question is, after pressing Ctrl+Alt+Del...how do I dictate to Windows that the preferred used is "HisDomainAccount" on our company domain, as opposed to the local admin account?

If I'm not being clear, please let me know and I will try to explain a little better.


The above is a bit confusing. Is this computer joined to a work domain or is it not?

If this is a domain computer, the user will have to use the classic log on screen (Ctrl+Alt+Delete), not the Welcome Screen. If he wants to switch to logging in to the Local computer account and not the domain, he'll have to "Switch User" then log in with the format of Computername\User Name

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Having just learned from an OLD post here that renaming a user account apparently doesn't change the order in which the corresponding logon icons appear at startup -- due to the order being apparently determined by when each folder was originally created, which was when this computer was first opened back in 2011 -- I want to be able, after creating a new user account, to migrate data from the account whose name I changed. I'd been previously suggested to try User Profile Wizard from Forensit.com... would this be a good idea, or can you suggest something different?

HP/Compaq CQ2014, AMD E-300, Radeon HD graphics, Win7 Home Premium 64-bit custom SP1, 3MB RAM, 500GB disk

Bob

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On build 10586 I noticed a new Desktop Icon: 'desktop' - solid yellow icon. No need for that on the desktop so I put it in the Recycle Bin and to my amazement a popup appeared - "This folder is too big to recycle, do you want to permanently delete it?" after it compiled the size.
IF were to go ahead and do this - the Desktop clears out of folders, a blank Desktop.

On build 10586 I noticed a new Desktop Icon: 'my user name' . I had no reason to go directly to that folder in C:\Users so I put it in the Recycle Bin and to my amazement it started to compile the size, after that the popup would have appeared - "This folder is too big to recycle, do you want to permanently delete it?"
IF were to go ahead and do this - the ENTIRE CURRENT USER FOLDER would be GONE.

I'm now running 11099.rs_release.160109-1156 - which "fixed it" by requiring Administrator approval to continue.
Why is any Desktop Icon once deleted deleting any other file but itself?

System Restore wouldn't do any good for that 700GB of videos gone.

A:10586 Issue - User Icon deleted leads to User Folder DELETION

Have not seen that on mine. Are you sure that no third party utility placed that icon, along with maybe third party Internet Security software.

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