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Windows 7: Assitance with Windows 7 Home Premium

01 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Assitance with Windows 7 Home Premium

Hello to all,
I am attempting to help a relative who has Windows 7 Home Premium. I know nothing about the features of that version or how whoever set it up, set it up.
Now it boots directly to explorer. His user account, only one on the machine is username and permission set to "Administrator". I primarily wish him to have a Ctrl-Alt-Delete start to a logon with password. Is there a tutorial or will someone assist me in how to set that up. Secondly I would in the future like to set him up a user account to work from. But first things first. Thanks for any assistance.
glennc


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01 Feb 2011   #2

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Glennc:

One way to solve this problem is to have them go to the control panel, and add a password to the username.
this way when windows boots it will show their username and ask for a password.
After this, to add a user that is not an administrator go to control panel and add a user making sure that it is not an administrator. Add a password and then when the machine boots, it will have 2 usernames.
Selecting the added user without admin priv's will then ask for password and setup the new users desktop and user files.

I would recommend that anti-virus and other general programs be installed under the first administrator userid and make sure that the programs installed are allowed for all users of the computer.

Is this the kind of info that you wanted?

One thing to remember is to never delete the original adminstrator priv's userid or you will be screwed.

Rich
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01 Feb 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richnrockville View Post
Glennc:

One way to solve this problem is to have them go to the control panel, and add a password to the username.
this way when windows boots it will show their username and ask for a password.
After this, to add a user that is not an administrator go to control panel and add a user making sure that it is not an administrator. Add a password and then when the machine boots, it will have 2 usernames.
Selecting the added user without admin priv's will then ask for password and setup the new users desktop and user files.

I would recommend that anti-virus and other general programs be installed under the first administrator userid and make sure that the programs installed are allowed for all users of the computer.

Is this the kind of info that you wanted?

One thing to remember is to never delete the original adminstrator priv's userid or you will be screwed.

Rich
Hello Rich,
Thank you for your knowledge, time and helpfullness. That should pretty well cover it. I found a tutorial that said you needed to go into local policy using secpol.msc and set certain parameters to get the boot Ctrl-Alt-Delete + Login password display. Still overwhelmed with info that is obvious and beginner level for most of the members. Appreciate it!
glennc
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01 Feb 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello glennc.



This tutorial at the link is the best way to add what you want.


Control Panel - Add Advanced User Accounts
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01 Feb 2011   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Hello glennc.



This tutorial at the link is the best way to add what you want.


Control Panel - Add Advanced User Accounts
Hello Bare Foot Kid,
Thank you for joining in. But I am especially dense today and require a bit of hand holding if you can assist. I have Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit and I was looking to follow the directions and understand them prior to assisting the 7 Home Premium user. In my version and I am the only account, there is no Advanced User Account in my control panel. I did notice down at the bottom a link to make a Ctr-Alt-Del startup but I also need to get him a plain user account and set up passwords and privileges. So I am in over my head for the moment. Any as always, assistance is appreciated.
glennc
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01 Feb 2011   #6
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Start be having a look at this tutorial at the link below.


How to Create, Delete and Modify User Accounts in Windows 7





You have to merge the reg file from the other tutorial to add the advanced user accounts to the control panel.

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01 Feb 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bare Foot Kid View Post
Start be having a look at this tutorial at the link below.


How to Create, Delete and Modify User Accounts in Windows 7





You have to merge the reg file from the other tutorial to add the advanced user accounts to the control panel.
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Hey Bare Foot Kid,
Sorry... I do not know what you just said. I don't have a User and Family Protection setting apparent. None of the shown pages match what I have. So I don't know how to get the Advanced User Setting other than those cryptic (to me)
Windows 7 commands, which I am loath to do without further knowledge or guidance. Several questions have presented themselves. I am the only account so I am Administrator/User. The Home Premium set up shows that he is only the Administrator. In my case I would like to set up an Administrator Account and a separate unprivileged User Account, so I don't know how to do that. I remember that there is a hidden Administrator Account and this confuses what my current status is and what steps that I need to change to the above mentioned setup for my computer.
In reference to the Windows 7 Home Premium, there is no Ctrl-Alt-Del - - Password setting. So do I need to set up a password for the Administrator Account on his computer and then create a unprivileged User Account and then set it to Ctrl-Alt-Del start????? I am very confused. Again I apologize, thanks much for your help.
glennc
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04 Feb 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Well it appears that no one has taken up the gauntlet to champion a relative newbie in my problem. May I state, that one my computer with Windows 7 Ultimate, I figured out previously how to get the Ctrl-Alt-Del start. And as Administrator/User, I created a user account for myself and my wife. I told her she is not allowed to facebook on this computer. Since Windows 7 Home Premium doen't have local policy editor I still have been unable as yet to find a way to set that machine up with a secure logon. This is my thoughts on a plan. He is currently Administrator. Have him set a password and Ctrl-Alt-Del to let him on. Once rebooted and on it is easy to set up a User account for him to use. My question is still how. I don't know what the differences are between Windows 7 Ult. and Windows 7 Home Premium. Just hope they are close enough to figure something out.
Still open for any assistance!!
glennc
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04 Feb 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

 

Have you tried going to Control Panel>User Accounts>Manage another account>Create a New account>Standard user account?
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04 Feb 2011   #10

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Not clear what you are saying.

Don't you have this on your machine?

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