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Windows 7: user accounts


13 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
user accounts

I have searched trying to match my need to many different setups of user.
I have a new laptop. shared by wife and myself. the account is set to administrator. set up user for myself so that I could have certain programs for my use only. when I try to install say Quicken it also appears in our joint account.
how do I get a user account with only my programs and data files on my desktop and not on the main one we both use.
Larry


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13 Jun 2010   #2

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Hi Larry

Welcome to Seven Forums
Could you clarify as to what exactly you would like to do? Do you want to restrict the quicken application to your user account only or do you want to have separate Quicken accounts for both your wife and yourself?

Regards
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13 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I have a user account larry and I want to have Quicken and other programs to be for me only. we both use Incredimail and I have them sep. but cannot see why programs I install on larry also appear on the desktop when I log into our joint one.'
hope this makes it clearer.
Larry
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13 Jun 2010   #4

Win7 HP (x64)/Win7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Hi Larry

Given that your user accounts are running on the same PC (and under the same Admin account), it may not be possible for you to achieve what you are after given that installations for programs are global (from the Admin Account).
What you could do though is restrict access to programs that are on your laptop.
Have a look at the this tutorial - and keep us posted if that meets your requirement.
Some of the experts on this site may offer the solution that you are after.
Sorry that I could not be of any further assistance

Hope this helps in some way
Regards
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13 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

thank you. yes it will do the trick.
Brink has always been a great one for detail and never wrong.'
Larry
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