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Windows 7: Setting Up User Account Personalization

11 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Setting Up User Account Personalization

This laptop is my second computer I've had with Windows 7 Home Premium. I have one user as the Administrator, which is me, and a second user which is my wife. Her account is a Standard Account.

On my previous computer I had the exact same setup for the two accounts. I like to use a different (higher) resolution then she does. She doesn't like the smaller icons, windows, lettering, etc. We could log in on her side and set her resolution, etc. to whatever and it worked okay. However, on this new computer when logged in on her account when we change the resolution it also changes my user side to the same as hers. When I log into my account and change mine to what I want it changes hers.

On the old computer it worked the way it suppose to, each account could be changed and it would stay that way without effecting the other.

What am I doing wrong?

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11 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

It's recognised as not good practice to use an Administrator account for everyday use, so I'm just wondering if this is part of the problem.

You might want to try setting up a Standard account for yourself as well and setting up your profile from there. You can still use the Administrator account as and when you need to.
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11 May 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Bob, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You're not doing anything wrong. The screen resoultion is a universal setting that is applied to all users when changed by any user in Windows.
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11 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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You're not doing anything wrong. The screen resoultion is a universal setting that is applied to all users when changed by any user in Windows
On my previous desktop running Windows 7 Home Premium, this was not the case. Each user account had different settings and these were retained for each of the two users. Also, on the previous desktop I was set up as the Administrator and the wife was a Standard User, and the separate accounts worked as mentioned.
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11 May 2012   #5

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Probably want you want to change is not the screen resolution but the DPI which is per-user. When on the page to change the screen resolution hit the link that says "Make text and other items larger or smaller" on your wife's account.

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