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Windows 7: User accounts

10 Apr 2011   #1
JR1973

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
User accounts

Hello,

I'm JR1973, I'm a bit of a noob to Windows 7, I'm running Ultimate x64 on my machine and need the advice of some of you guru's.

My query is this, on my machine I am the administrator and my wife and children are users, is there anyway to set user accounts so that software I install and files I download don't cross over to their accounts, when my wife logs in she can use the software that I have installed and access data I have downloaded, when she has no use for it, other than deleting the icons from their desktops I don't know what else to do, I have been through account settings to see if I can control who has access to software installed but I can't find anything.

Thanks in advance fo taking the time to read my post and apologies if it's a repeat subject.

Regards

JR1973


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10 Apr 2011   #2
JOHN47

win7 home premium-64bit-SP1-IE9RTM
 
 

Welcome to the forum JR1973
In fact with your windows7 Ultimate you can use the advantage of Bitlocker or you can use a third party program to encrypt your files.
Good lick
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10 Apr 2011   #3
JR1973

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks for the reply.

What I'm tryng to do is set it up like my sytem at work, when I login I get my programs etc and when the person on the opposite shift to me logs in he gets his own programs, neuther of us gets each others though, can that be done on Windows 7?

Like You Tube Downloader, I installed it on mine but my wife and kids get it on their desktops when they login to their accounts, is it something to do with Group Policy?

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10 Apr 2011   #4
JOHN47

win7 home premium-64bit-SP1-IE9RTM
 
 

JR
Sorry for the inconvenience but all I have a win7-64bit home premium which doesn’t contain group policy and I don’t know much about it.
Maybe someone in the forum can give you a hint.
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10 Apr 2011   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello JR, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You should be able to use the AppLocker feature in Windows 7 to do this.

AppLocker - Create New Rules

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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10 Apr 2011   #6
Ztruker

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

In XP you could move the program icons from the All Users and Default Users Desktop and Program menu to your own Desktop and Program menu.

Can the same be done in Win 7?
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10 Apr 2011   #7
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

This is quite simple. that is if you don't mined that the program would still be accessible to them if they hunt for them.
What has happened is when you install a program its shortcuts gets place in the All Users or the Default users folder instead of the just user folder that installed it.
So what you need to do is move the shortcuts from the All Users and Default Users folder and put then in YOUR USERNAME folders. Those would be the desktop folder and the Start Menu, All Programs folders.
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