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Windows 7: How to disable other users


25 Jan 2010   #1
madkiwi

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
How to disable other users

Hi-first post. Did a search, nothing was quite the same as my situation.

System is a new laptop that arrived with Windows 7. Only one user, and set up myself as Administrator.

I will be the ONLY user EVER on this pc. Is there a way to remove any instances (login etc) where I get the option to switch user?

Also I am sick of trying to do something and being told by the OS that I must have Administrator privileges to do that. Well that's kind of stupid- as the only user and being set up as Administrator that infuriates me. It also tells me something is not working correctly- either by MS design or bug I suppose- and that actually frightens me.

Thanks.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
25 Jan 2010   #2
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote:
There are several methods, if you use this one, you defeat the purpose of the security settings, which is for your own good, but you will have complete control.

Personally, I perfer the safety with the built in annoyances.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable[2]=User Accounts
I run Windows 7 Ultimate and have enabled the built in administrator account. It does not give me complete control without the "annoyances". From what I can see the built in account is no different than my own administrator account. I am not seeking to do away with the annoyances; I'm just curious about my setup.
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25 Jan 2010   #3
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Oops, it looks like the post I quoted was deleted.
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25 Jan 2010   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Madkiwi, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This may be able to help. It removes "Switch User" from everywhere. It's the same in Windows 7 as Vista.

Fast User Switching - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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25 Jan 2010   #5
madkiwi

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Madkiwi, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This may be able to help. It removes "Switch User" from everywhere. It's the same in Windows 7 as Vista.

Fast User Switching - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

I didn't think to look there, and never did use Vista.

Thanks, it worked.
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25 Jan 2010   #6
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

That is a good tutorial. Thanks.
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25 Jan 2010   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by madkiwi View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Madkiwi, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This may be able to help. It removes "Switch User" from everywhere. It's the same in Windows 7 as Vista.

Fast User Switching - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

I didn't think to look there, and never did use Vista.

Thanks, it worked.
You're welcome. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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