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Reinstall has added users

Q: Reinstall has added users

As the heading says. Reinstall has added users.

I had problems with my anti virus that the help desk said required a Windows repair. I did this but now all my setting etc have disappeared.
What I can see is that when I look at 'Documents and settings' there are extra users directories.
These are:

All Users
All Users.Windows
Defaults Users
Default Users.Windows
I now have 3 Network Services NT
I also have two directories of me.

I can delete them using explorer. Can anyone tell me how I get my PC back to the original state?

Preferred Solution: Reinstall has added users

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A: Reinstall has added users

You have reinstalled OVER an existing installation.

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I am completely at my wits end. I have been battling some hellish malware for months now. I have done just about everything I can think of, from using crazy passwords, changing the obvious settings prone to weakness, uncheck Remote access, disable built in admin, disabling shares, strict firewall settings, different firewalls, different AV software, just about everything really, anti-spyware. I have used about every advanced malware discovery out there to no avail, from tdsskiller, combofix, Reanimator, ansMBR, etc.. All come up blank.

The obvious normal signs of something being infected are there. Sudden dropping of firewall, suddenly being denied access to areas, finding services running that should be disabled, noting my av software isn't working properly. Lots of instances of svchost running, far more than reasonable, with the wrong PID, access level. Auditing in cmd environment and seeing unknown open ports, foreign addresses, not accountable to any legitimate service, etc.

To make matters worse, when I actively try to make changes preventing access, I find my own account changed, anything from my search function disabled to all admin tool (mmc) locked out. Piling on, this infection is not only nasty, it's aggressive, it won't hesitate to actually remove my account from all groups, basically locking me out of my own computer. Add to this a particular intelligence, and it's any computer users worst nightmare.

When I tried to limit services, the next time I wou... Read more

A:Fresh reinstall, unknown users added w/ NT Authority

Here is a text copy of event log..

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im running windows server 2012
I need newly made users to be auto added to more then just one group
I saw something about this once in google but don't recall the search id used hehehe

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Our organization is looking to add a IE Shortcut to all of our users via group policy update. We can add the shortcut with no issues, but when you use the shortcut it does not have the favorites bar and toolbar. Even though the local user has all
of this setup in IE already. 
Is this by design, or is there a way we can have all the settings show on the new shortcut? 
Version: IE11
Windows 10

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My system audio worked fine befor the XP reinstall. The XEA CMI Audio Config Icon appeared in Control Panel. Search could not find any C-Media files anywhere. The Icon would not open. I was able to remove it from Add/REmove software . After removal, an error msg appears when boot finishes that cmi.config module is not found, and I still have no sound. What can I do to restore audio?

A:No Sound after xp reinstall added C-MediaAC97 Driver

Its possible that you are using the wrong driver, If you have a Cdrom that came with your computer labled Drivers, System software, then the correct driver will be on that Disk.

Failing that give us your systems specifications and we will get back to you

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Im running AGPM 4 SP3 using a least privileged access service account, and when ever I deploy a GPO to production all of the users from Change Controls Production Delegation tab (Domain Admins / Enterprise Admins / Enterprise Domain Controllers / SYSTEM
/as well as my personal account I'm logged in with) get added to the security filtering of the deployed GPO. Not only is this for all current production GPOS but also if I create a new GPO within AGPM the same groups get added to the security filter. Any Ideas
what could be causing this?

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Hi all,
Normally when a standard user is added to the group "Network Configuration Operators", it should provide them with access to change NICs. This is also indicated in the group description ==> "Members in this group can have some administrative
privileges to manage configuration of networking features"
I've added a standard user to the group but I'm still receiving the error "You do not have permission to open the Network Connections folder" when opening ncpa.cpl. When I click on the active connection in "network and sharing center"
and click on Properties, I am able to change the settings of this adapter.
Does anyone have a clue why the message "you do not have permission to open the Network Connections folder" is displayed?
I thought this KB might be needed, but it's not applicable to my system appareantly.
The systems impacted are Windows 7 x64.
The following image described what is working (green) and what's not (red).

I've simulated this on a Windows 10 device (other domain!!) and I'm always able to open ncpa.cpl. When trying to change the properties of a NIC, I'm prompted for credentials. Only when a user is added to the group "Network Configuration Operators",
he's able to change the settings of the NIC.
Thanks in advance!

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We recently added to our computer family a new laptop with ATI graphics. I was looking around inside to see if could uninstall the drivers the same way I have been doing for my nVidia cards - to install new drivers (when the time comes) cleanly. My last ATI card was a 9800Pro on an XP box so it's like starting over!

Q1: Normally I would first go into "Remove Programs" and uninstall the nVidia Stuff there.
For ATI there is only: "ATI Catalyst Install Manager". I assume this is what I uninstall to remove all the Catalyst software and drivers? (Shouldn't that be "ATI Catalyst UN-install Manager?).

Q2: Normally I would delete the old nVidia Drivers folders on C: before restarting (to avoid Windows finding and reinstalling old drivers). nVidia just has one folder on C:\.
For ATI there are 2 folders:
C:\Program Files\ATI
C:\Program Files(x86)\ATI Technologies
Would I delete both? Are these uninstalled running the ATI Catalyst Install Manager?

Q3: nVidia cleans up pretty thoroughly after Remove Programs, does ATI?

Any other tip and tricks for clean installing new ATI drivers in W7 would be greatly appreciated.

A:ATI Users - Uninstall/Reinstall Qs

Drivers are not stored there there in a driver directory, you remove the drivers using device manager. Then install the drivers after you removed CCC

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Hello everyone, first post as this one has got me, it is probably very easy for you guys and girls!!!
My computer crashed with a virus and so i accessed recovery from the boot menu and reinstalled windows. i am no pro at all!! but i did it. Twice now!!
I am know in the process of painfully adding everything back to how it was..
I just noticed if i right click on the start button to explore that all of my info is still in there but i can't get to it. It wasn't there before.
At the beginning it asked to name my computer, so i gave it a name.
When i click on the start menu and go to my music etc, of course it is empty except for the stuff that comes with the computer.
when i right click to explore, i can see hp administrator which is who i was before with all my music,photos, everything, but i can only access it through explore.
i notice that when i go to the start menu and click on my music, it has hp administrator.my new computer name attached to the dot, so it looks like i am a new entity (god and you guys only know the right word for that) on this computer now.
I would like to know if i can switch back to hp administrator so that when i click on start, i can access my old pics i thought i had lost instead on accessing through the explore. It seems this may help me to load some of my old programs which are know saying i am not allowed to do so...i can load most others though.
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A:reinstall xp, cannot acess previous users??

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Greetings,I'm getting the BSOD STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}The Windows Logon Process system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc0000034 (0x00000000 0x0000000)The system has been shutdown. after accepting MS Win updates. I can't boot in any safe mode option, and since the OS is OEM installed, I understand I can't use Recovery Console, so I believe my only remaining option is a reinstall of XP home. Per MS support http://support.microsoft.com/kb/312368/You may lose data that is stored in the All Users folder and you may lose default program templates and settings that are stored in the Default User folder after you reinstall, repair, or upgrade Windows XP. Also, Start menu shortcuts, items in the Startup group, and documents, pictures, or music files that are stored in the Shared Documents folder may be missing. My question is whether any data NOT on the All Users or Default User folder (i.e. on C drive or in a subfolder of C) will be safe from a reinstallation from the XP CD.Thanks in advance for any suggestions/information.

A:Is data NOT in All Users folder safe during an XP Home reinstall?

On any OEM system...you are dealing with reoovery/restore partitions/disks/processes.

No rules applicable to an XP install...which were written/documented by Microsoft (for users with MS install CDs)...should be interpreted to to work with an OEM system.

The system manufacturer determines what system repair/reinstall options are available...and how they work.

I would expect the details regarding such...if available...to be in the user's manual and/or posted at the OEM website.

As for using an XP CD to reinstall on an OEM system...I would take the warning from Microsoft at face value. Seems pretty clearcut to me.


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source (bleepingcomputer.com): Botched npm Update Crashes Linux Systems, Forces Users to Reinstall

A bug in npm (Node Package Manager), the most widely used JavaScript package manager, will change ownership of crucial Linux system folders, such as /etc, /usr, /boot.

Changing ownership of these files either crashes the system, various local apps, or prevents the system from booting, according to reports from users who installed npm v5.7.0. ?the buggy npm update.Click to expand...

Most users will have to reinstall systems
Users who installed this update ?mostly developers and software engineers? will likely have to reinstall their system from scratch or restore from a previous system image.

"This destroyed 3 production server after a single deploy!," one affected user said in a GitHub bug report today. Many others users have taken to Twitter to describe similar issues with dev and production servers, and warn other users not to update.
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Bug first reported a week ago
The bug was first reported a week ago but was left without an answer from npm developers. Users filed a new bug report after last night's release, and the npm team has released npm v5.7.1, a version that removes the buggy code.

FreeBSD users have also reported being impacted by the bug. Mac and Windows users didn't experience any issues. The problem did not affect every Linux user.
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Hey Guys,

If you are using Kaspersky on Windows XP, and your Blue Shift is not working, I may have a solution for you. If you go into Kapersky, go to My Security Zone and then application activity. Go to Category and then click all. Scroll down until you find everything to do with Blue Shift ( Half Life Launcher, installation etc). Right click on each of these and change the status to Trusted. The game should work now. I hope this helps I've had the problem for a while and it was driving me nuts. I'd also like to thank the user "fragger" for giving me the idea to look at Kaspersky. If your reading this, hope it helps you out buddy.

A:Half Life Blue Shift Problem for XP Users: Solution for Kaspersky users

I'd also like to add the game only works when I have Safari open. Absolutely no idea why, but this seems to be a requirement.

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Can anyone help me regain Security Permissions to C:\Users\All Users\Application Data Folder which I lost while looking at the access rights. I mistakenly closed the box while playing with the access rights and lost any access to the file.
I pulled the access rights to the file using icacls they are below.

application data

I am thinking I can change the information in the file and restore it. Not sure exactly what to change?

I was also thinking I could pull the info from another computer running with the same operating system and reapply them to this file? Would this work?

I looked at Previous Versions of the upper level folder. Can I restore a previous version of this whole folder? Will it restore the Application Data folder with the prior permissions?

A:Lost Access Permissions to C:\Users\All Users\Application Data Folder

Are you asking about the Application Data or Appdata folder?

If Application Data, this is not a real folder but a junction used to allow interface with legacy programs. No access is necessary since it is pointing to the Appdata folder.

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User 1 logs in and works does whatever... Doesn't log out but screensaver goes back to user screen. 
User 2 logs in (switching users - not logging out user 1) and gets to work. 
Sometime later (ie. not right away) and not at a prescribed time, the network stops working.  
I try to disable / enable the network adapter and the machine freezes.   Reboot fixes problem.
If user 1 or user 2 is the only one logged in then never a problem.
Anyone heard of this? 
Thanks for any help!

A:Multiple Windows 7 Users-Switch between Users-network stops working

When switching users, it's always a good idea to have User 1 close out any applications and documents they have open and then log out before User 2 logs in. It sounds like you have fast user switching enabled, but I'm not aware of that causing any network issues -- unless User 1 was doing something that required a network connect.
Check the Event Viewer for error logs from the time it froze when you tried to disable and enable the network adapter. Post the event ID and description here if you need help diagnosing the issue from the log files. Perhaps another fix is to disable fast user switching, so that users are always forced to log out before someone else can log in.

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Got a problem here with a classroom full of Windows XP Pro PCs, where if I put new shortcuts into All Users\Desktop, when a user logs on they can only see the shortcut as an unknown file type which does not run. Any existing shortcuts in All Users\Desktop work ok, just not any new ones!

The PC's are on a Windows 2003 Server network (with AD) and have local user profiles.

A:Network users cannot run shortcut items placed into All Users Desktop folder

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Hi everyone,

I am the web masters of a local snowmobile club and our new website is having a few problems with printing. Please take a look at the site, http://www.strathroysnoblizzards.com/Strathroy_Sno-Blizzards/index.html

As you can see it has a black background which when printed on my Mac OS X has no problems with printing (it leaves out black background and keeps the text and images) and prints everything.

The problem is that one of our members are ticked that they can not print the site because of the black showing up above the text and images and I really don't want to change the background because it look good the way it is, so is there any way to change to printer settings or some ideas for him to help him out with this problem.

Second problem is that out of 4 pages, 2 are blank with nothing on it and there is suppose to be text and images on those pages, anyway how to fix this too?

Thanks Guys

A:Website printing??? (backgrounds causing problems with PC users but not Mac users)

I only have one suggestion. Do they have this unchecked?
Print background colors and images.

IE->Tools->Internet Options->Advance Tab-> scroll down
to the Printing headline. Make sure it is unchecked.

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I was wondering if there is a soulution to this issue, if anybody has any ideas please let me know thank you

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working with vista homeprem sp2 32bit here. ran a quick avast scan a few minutes ago, it caught some small-time junk in the temporary internet files (which were purged easily enough), but it also pointed out C:\users\all users as "the system cannot find the path specified". so I open up windows explorer and try to go there. cue the "refers to a location that is unavailable" error message. now, I don't usually need to prod around in there so I'm not familiar with what normally happens, but I know vista loves to have a bunch of directories displayed that are shortcuts it uses for people who leave "hide protected OS files" checked (I don't, I want to see what's where) which really ought to not be shown when you're not hiding stuff but I digress, that's for MS to be groused at after win8 flops.

SO. should I panic that I've had another thing sneak past the security screens (mvp hosts file, spyware blaster, avast's shields, mbam scans)? nothing else seems out of sorts, but one man's paranoia is another man's preparation, and all.

A:C:\Users\All Users refers to a location that is unavailable *error message*

This is normal.All users folder points to c:\programdata folder.These are called symbolic links.

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I have Windows 10 v1511 Enterprise 64 bit.

From the Command Prompt, run as administrator, how should I do to remove any TrustedInstaller or Authenticated Users or System users from the ACLs of an entire directory structure also contains files and links (this must not involve the ACLs of their destination)?



A:Remove the TrustedInstaller or Authenticated Users or System users fro

Originally Posted by balubeto


I have Windows 10 v1511 Enterprise 64 bit.

From the Command Prompt, run as administrator, how should I do to remove any TrustedInstaller or Authenticated Users or System users from the ACLs of an entire directory structure also contains files and links (this must not involve the ACLs of their destination)?

I'm afraid I don't understand what you mean by "this must not involve the ACL's of their destination". Is this some kind of school coursework?

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Hi all! I've found a found two windows xp based APPS that'll optimize your performance "Right Mark CPU Utility" is the 1st one and your just set the profiles to the optimal performance... another tip that you could use to optimize your turion 64 is to uninstall the turion 64 update with evidently keeps your processor running at a specified temp with does limit your performance. Another application that you could use to optimize your ati 200m or anyother mobile based graphics card is Power Strip.. Hope's this helps everybody out!

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Does anyone know what explorer is showing OneDrive instead of Chad in this case? You can see the first pic that shows OneDrive, but then when you select the folder in the explorer path, it shows the true path is D:\Users\Chad.
Is this a registry setting?

Thanks in advance!

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The general method to change ownership is not working
Please suggest some other method

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Hi, There seems to have been a problem with a Microsoft Antispyware update, so those of you who have BOTH Norton software, and use Microsoft Antispyware program, had better wait till the next update which will hopefully resolve this:


We are seeing several other posts with this issue, right now, so I am sure it is not a mistake.

A:READ!! Norton users/Microsoft Antispyware users.....

This only affects the corporate edition and has been corrected in the latest MS Anti-Spyware updates.

See stickied thread:


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How do I add custom items to the above folder ?

I need to add shortcuts for our corporate ERP application.

A:C:\Users\All Users\Start Menu - Access Denied !!!

That is because it is not a real folder it is a junction point for old software. The real place is:

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What is the best way to share execution priviledges between limited users, power users, and administrators?

Say an application has already been installed by a higher priviledged user type, and a limited user cannot execute it - e.g. an ISP login software, or Spy Sweeper. Note: ISP login software lacks profile, so I suppose I could just create that, however, Spy Sweeper is a head scratcher.

Should the application be uninstalled and reinstall under All Users? How do you install an application to allow All Users to use it?

I have already tried to use the "Run As" right-click Properties w/Shift key approach and that does not work.

Is there an approach with regard to local security policy that would do what I want to do? How is that done? Or, is Access Control List the way to go?

-- Tom

A:Sharing applications between users, power users and admin


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Vivaldi browser heavy users & users share your experience here plzz.

And plzz reply the following in your post ---
1. Are you running Vivaldi as your main browser?
2. Vivaldi 32 or 64 Bits Browser?
3. Vivaldi Installed or Portable/Standalone?
4. Your experience with Vivaldi, add-ons compatibility, features you miss, etc...

A:Vivaldi Browser Heavy Users & Users

1. Secondary Browser
2. 32 Bits
3. Portable/Standalone
4. Overall experience good. I only use Google Translate & IDM extension. IDM video download bar doesn't appear on videos. I miss inbuilt translator, flash, etc... Sometimes I notice page load takes little time.

And I would like "Open link in new tab" work as Chrome or an option to set that way. "Open link in background tab" is the 3rd option & as a Chrome user I have the habit of clicking 1st option so gets annoying.

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After forgetting the local administrator password, I followed that guide for offline editing the SAM registry file. This clearly caused a problem, because no I see no users in LUAG as per the attached. All the accounts work fine, except the built-in administrator account which I can't do anything with (if I try to enable it using the 'net user' command, net crashes).

I suspect I may just have to live with this, but does anyone have any suggestions about how to 'clean' the administrator account in the registry so that LUAG works again?


A:No users visible in Local Users and Groups

Check your Windows version!

If you have the Windows 10 Home edition, then it will not have Local Users and Groups (lusrmgr.msc) included in it. It's only available in the Pro and Enterprise editions instead.

What command(s) you use to activate the Administrator?

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As Administrator, I?ve created my own folders for my documents. These are located in the D: partition of my hard drive; and they are shown in the Library section of the contents of the computer, on the left.
Now, when opening the computer from the Guest Account, my own folders do not appear in the Library, all right. But just below the Library there appears the rest of the computer content, including the D: partition, and any Guest can access all the folders and files there, including my documents.
How can I hide the folders of each User from any other Guests, not only in the Library but also in their actual location in the hard drives?
Thanks for any help.

A:Hiding Users' files from Guest Users

OK this appears to be a simple permissions issue.

go to your root folder on the D: drive and right click the folder and select properties.

on the security tab you should see a list of those who have access to the folder - Make sure that your user has full rights and remove all rights to the "everyone" user group. This when OK'd should xascade down to all files and folders contained in the folder

If you wish you can adjust the rights available to any other particular user on the system - Make sure that you do not remove or change any rights given to system or administrative users unless you fully understand the result

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My son's laptop 'died' earlier this week. Screen just went blank. In the end, I decided to rebuild the drive.
After much difficulty, I managed to reinstall the OS (Windows 10) and all seemed well.
Oh, except the reinstall does not provide even WiFi drivers at a minumum - so after figuring that out I had to dig that up too on another computer and transfer/install. Problems over... I thought.
As the XPS went on its way to update drivers - the screen suddenly went blank (hello! haven't we met before?)... made some melodious beeps and chirps as though trying to communicate (it wasn't morse code) and now the computer continues to hum away (the fans?) with that.... black screen.
Before I wipe everything and re-install, again, and perhaps let the machine run with old drivers at the risk of malicious attacks etc (small price to pay for a 'working' computer I suppose), might anyone know of solutions to this problem?
With thanks in advance.
Frustrated but Hopeful

A:Dell XPS 13 Black Screen - cause for OS reinstall - happened again after reinstall during driver updates

What is the exact system model?
Is there any damage / liquid spillage on the system?
For the beeps, first we need to check if the HW is functional:
Restart the system and press f12 key on startup - choose diagnostics. Let it run the diags and if you encounter any errors - make a note of the complete error and report the same to us. These are onboard diagnostics and they might possible pick some error if the hardware is not functional. Also, run an extended / thorough tests on the HDD and memory to check for any possible errors. 
Drivers: If you are using a retail image of Win 10 OS, it will contain only the OS installation files, since the OS is generic. The hardware on each system would differ and hence, the drivers need to be reinstalled. If you are using a recovery image for your system, then it would contain the required drivers with the OS image.
Also, please click my DELL-username and write me a private message with the service tag and your Name for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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I am running W10 Pro x64 1511.

The laptop came with a default account for USER, so the underlying subfolders of Users are in users\USER\.
For various reasons I wanted to have them under my name i.e., users\FP\. So I added another admin user FP with which I login. However, no users\FP\ folder was created and the information is still stored in users\USER\.

Any idea why and how I could get the system to create the FP users folder and store the information there?


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When windows starts up, I have both users on the screen.But, when I go to log out of one to another,I don't have a choice of users. It will only allow me to log off only without having a choice to log into to 2 users? Help.

A:XP-can't change users-does not show all users.

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I posted this message in the W95/98/ME fourm, but this seems like the more appropriate place for the question:

I work for a company that has a small network consisting of one NT 4.0 Server box and around 40-60 client computers, mostly running W95 with a few running W98/2000/ME. Anyway, two managers here have W98 machines, and periodically after they have logged into the network and used different mapped network drives all of a sudden they can't access any mapped drives and they appear to be disconnected from the network (well, they are, as they can't do anything network related). The network is your basic ethernet using simple UTP cabling and hubs. The cabling appears to be plugged in properly, especially since they can log in and be connected to the network for a period of time. Rebooting solves the problem, but that isn't acceptable to my managers, so I have to figure out a way to get it so they don't get kicked off (besides just giving them W95). I have done a lot of research by myself on this, but I can't find any answers....if anyone has any ideas I'll be grateful, and will consider naming one of my future children after you. If you need more info, I'll be checking this board tomorrow throughout work, and will be more than happy to provide you with any other info you need. Thanks

Nate W.

A:W98 disconnects users from LAN after users are logged in

I'll be checking this board tomorrow throughout work

I guess that would be today now...


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I have XP PRO with 2 user which are defined as computer adminstrator.
Their is also a super user adminstrator which I did not defined but I think that was created when the computer was build and defined the first time at the shop.
How I can find this super adminstrator in my computer, and change or defined his profill and password?
I do not have contact with the shop.


A:users and super users adminstrator for XP

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Using win10 - 64bit
Logged into cmd prompt as admin.
Cannot see C:\users\all users with the following cmd's

Folder does not show in normal File Explorer window
Run TREE cmd and the All Users folder does not show.
Run DIR cmd for C:\users and All Users does not show
Run ATTRIB -s -h C:\users and still do not see All User folder appearing. Restart after running ATTRIB cmd, but does not trigger reload of folder.

BUT, when I
Run DIR cmd for "C:\users\all users" the folder and files show
Run ROBOCOPY and the All Users folder and its files transfer.

Somehow this folder has become hidden and I am unable to unhide or see it.

Any suggestions?

A:Unable to see folder C:\users\all users

Windows does not have a folder All users. It is a link to C:\ProgramData folder, in other words when you run command DIR "C:\Users\All Users", it lists the content of folder C:\ProgramData.


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I will if I have to manually delete them, although I'm not sure what other files may still be around on my drive that are located in Users/All Users that are redundant any recommended programs that I could depend on for this task ?

A:Users / All Users Redundant Folders

"All Users" is a junction to C:\ProgramData Delete nothing!

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I am cleaning a laptop out and i created a brand new user name. I deleted the other 2 users using the control passwords2.

So the machine starts and i select the user. Process usage is very high and it says 50, but actual user shows about 9. I click show processes from all users and i find the culprit as well as 50 processes. I deleted the users so there shouldnt be that option.

Why is there more processes if this is the only user, why does it even have the option?

A:Show processes from all users, with no other users

All users includes not only other users, if any but the System as well.

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Under Windows 2000, when I reformat the computer, I add administrator user as a network user in the install process. Then, I go in and add local users to the computer. Later on when I want to add network users, it won't let me, the computer just hangs. Any ideas?

A:Can't add network users after add local users

Not much information to go on here, but are you signed on as a network admin when you are trying to add the network users?

When you say you add the administrator user as a network user, what are you referring to? Are you adding the Network Administrator account to the local PC?

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I am running W10 Pro x64 1511.

The laptop came with a default account for USER, so the underlying subfolders of Users are in users\USER\.
For various reasons I wanted to have them under my name i.e., users\FP\. So I added another admin user FP with which I login. However, no users\FP\ folder was created and the information is still stored in users\USER\.

Any idea why and how I could get the system to create the FP users folder and store the information there?


A:Consistency between users and Users folders

How did you add the second admin account?

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I come across an issue. I have some powershell scripts in a folder. My demand is that i'd like to share it with remote domain users. But i don't want them to check the content inside.
So, when i set the NTFS permission for the users,  I removed the read permission only retained 'Traverse folder/execute file" permission
and "list folder/read data" permission. however, the remote users could access the folder remotely but failed to see any scripts inside the folder. just looks like the the folder is empty.
My questions is if my requirement is viable with NTFS permission.

Leo Qin

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I wanted to convert my Sony Vaio back to Windows 7 after updating to Windows 8 last year. I tried using the recovery disks that I created when I got the laptop. It told me that I couldn't reinstall. So after trying multiple things, I finally decided to wipe out the entire hard drive thinking that it would automatically reinstall Windows 7 64 bit. Now when I try to reinstall, it can't find a drive to install it to and all I have is a black screen now telling me Operating System Not Found....please help so that I can reinstall Windows 7 64 bit on my Sony Vaio VPCCW21FX with a 500 GB SATA Hard drive and 6 GBs of RAM.

I'm thinking I may need to create a partition so that when I put the recovery DVD in to reinstall Windows, it has a drive to install the software onto. I don't know how to create a partition or if that will solve my issue. My laptop is now worthless. Also, I can't access BIOS. I completely erased the entire hard disk.

A:Erased hard drive to reinstall Win 7 but now won't reinstall

Jim depends on how you set the wipe up and how you formated it mate look at this and if you have access to another machine do it.
If the drive is wiped clean then follow this it says for SSD's but will also work on spinners
SSD Alignment

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ok, this is strange.. I reinstall Windows XP Home because My computer was messed up. It deleted all my files.. so on my desktop screen I don't have any Program Files Icons BUT it still save my Files!!! I have my orginial files in my Documents folders and In my Program Files It has all the Programs and files that go with that program???
How do I zap everything back on my desktop screen so I don't have to go Download each files as new again??? And I how do i get my Internet Favorite Links and my Notepad with my saved information in it??

Thank you!!

ps. Yes I did try the "Start" and then program files and none of the programs are there.. BUT yet it is in my Program Hard drive C: Program files... with the Program and all it's content???

A:Reinstall XP Home How do I reinstall all my Program Files I Have?

You installed a new version of XP in the same folder as your old one instead of repairing the one that was there already. Your programs are there, but not "installed". You need to reinstall all the programs to create their registry entries and shortcuts.

You probably have 2 "Windows" folders, too, with different names. Go to Start > Run, and type:


to see which one you are using now and delete the other one.

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I bought Office 2016 months ago, but due to windows update failure I had to reinstall win10 thereby losing Office 2016.
Can someone point me to a contact? I bought Office 2010 online from MS. TIA

A:how to reinstall Office 2016 after win10 reinstall?

If you bought online there should be a record of this and you will be able to download Office again. Try this link http://www.office.com/myaccount

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Title says it all. My computer is very sick and I've received an error message today saying windows must be reinstalled, insert the reinstallation dvd. I don't have that disk anymore though I do still have the product key.

What should I do?

A:How do I reinstall windows 7 if I've lost the reinstall disk?

You may need to buy a new one. Do you have a recovery partition on your hard drive?

That is a very strange message, though. Are you sure you're not infected? Where and when did you see such a message?

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i've decided to go ahead and reinstall w8pro given my extensive messing around with it has finally caused some quirky, unexpected results - it's a relatively new installation, so it shouldn't be too much of a hassle, didn't get a chance to install a lot of third party programs and such. the thing is, i did purchase and install the w8 media center pack - how do i go about getting this back? do i have to contact ms? i'm fairly certain that i don't have an activation number for the pack, if i recall i just paid for it online and then was allowed to download it and install it.

also, i thought i would go ahead and do a clean install all over again as opposed to a reset or refresh given i want to make certain that i'm starting from scratch again... or do you think a reset or refresh might be the better option (i'm not concerned about keeping any personal settings or files intact). any advice would be appreciated.

A:W8 Media Center Pack - Reinstall After W8 Reinstall?

They will have given you a Product Key for it - Just reinstall Windows 8 and then get Media Center again using the same Product Key, it's yours now. After you install it, the Media Center Key will be your new OS key.

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My father replaced his Windows 98 machine with a new computer running Windows 7. He's currently on 32-bit ultimate, but we could change versions if needed.

He's really hoping there's some way to force Windows 7 into a single user mode, primarily so C:\users\All Users, Default User, Public, and his own user are merged into one. It's absolutely driving him nuts the way it is.

I've done quite a bit of searching and have came up empty. Before I said it couldn't be done, I'm wondering if anyone's heard of a way to do this.

A:Win 7 single user, merging users\All Users, Default User, Public, etc?

Just curious, but why does this annoy him so much? Surely it's not that complicated a system and all of his documents etc are stored in the same place, with more or less easy to use shortcuts to these directories placed throughout Windows 7?

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error message :m2ts AVCHD suddenly giving unsupported compression error
I have just had this happen to me
Video files I have opened previously in Premiere Pro cs5 are now giving me this damn error message.
I really am coming to hate this program. Big talk low on performance.
So what should I do?
Some say to reinstall it, other open it by holding down Alt/Shift. I did that alt shift and nothing changed.
So if I reinstall.....DO I HAVE TO UNINSTALL it to then reinstall it OR do I just INSTALL??

this has been one horrible week for me and my computer..
I totally am thankful for expert advice.

A:Uninstall to reinstall or just reinstall cs5 premiere pro

This error is usually given when the trail period is over and you have to activate the product
in-order to use that plugin.

If you own the product, did you try an update?

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