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Windows 7: NEWBIE need help

21 Nov 2010   #21

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)


hi i have listed this below for you and have highlighted what to check in standard user

Administrator Members of the Administrators group are classified as administrator accounts. By default, the Administrators group includes the first account you create when you set up the computer and an account named Administrator that is disabled and hidden by default. Unlike other account types, administrators have full control over the system. Among the tasks that only administrators can perform are the following:

●●Create, change, and delete user accounts and groups
●●Install and uninstall programs
●●Configure automatic updating with Windows Update
●●Install an ActiveX control
●●Install or remove hardware device drivers
●●Share folders
●●Set permissions
●●Access all files, including those in another userís folder
●●Take ownership of files
●●Copy or move files into the %ProgramFiles% or %SystemRoot% folders
●●Restore backed-up system files
●●Grant rights to other user accounts and to themselves
●●Configure Parental Controls
●●Configure Windows Firewall

Standard user Members of the Users group are classified as standard user accounts. (In Windows XP, Users group members are called limited accounts.) Many tasks that were available only to administrators in previous Windows versions can be performed in Windows 7 by standard users. These additional tasks do not affect overall system security, and their prohibition in Windows XP and Windows 2000 made it impractical for most people to run without full administrative privileges; in Windows 7óas in Windows Vistaóit makes sense to use a standard account. A partial list of tasks available to standard user accounts includes
●●Change the password and picture for their own user account
●●Use programs that have been installed on the computer
●Install system and driver updates using Windows Update
●●Install approved ActiveX controls
●●Configure a secure Wi-Fi connection
●●Refresh a network adapter and the systemís IP address
●●View permissions
●●Create, change, and delete files in their document folders and in shared document folders
●●Restore their own backed-up files
●●View the system clock and calendar, and change the time zone
●●Set personalization options, such as themes, desktop background, and so on
●●Select a display dots-per-inch (DPI) setting to adjust text size
●●Configure power options
●●Log on in Safe Mode
●●View Windows Firewall settings

are your documents in shared documents?

●Restrict access to certain files. Youíll want to be sure that some files are available to all users, whereas other files are available only to the person who created them. The Public folder and a userís personal folders provide a general framework for this protection. You can further refine your file protection scheme by selectively applying permissions to varying combinations of files, folders, and users.

if you have UAC on

Within Windows, you can identify in advance many actions that require elevation. A shield icon next to a button or link indicates that a UAC prompt will appear if youíre using a standard account

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21 Nov 2010   #22

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1

That's the trouble with teens always trying to act like an adult lmao j/k welcome to the forums and I think they covered it
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21 Nov 2010   #23
Microsoft MVP


If necessary you can delete User Account to set it up from scratch.

It will place all the files on the desktop if instructed so that they can be copied back into the new User account after you set it up as you want.
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21 Nov 2010   #24
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6

+1 to Greg.

Also, you can use any folder lock (with password) software
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21 Nov 2010   #25

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)

in windows 7 ultimate you can Encrypt or decrypt a folder or file using its own software
Encrypt or decrypt a folder or file
Encrypting folders and files is a way to protect them from unwanted access. Encrypting File System (EFS) is a feature of Windows that allows you to store information on your hard disk in an encrypted format. Encryption is the strongest protection that Windows provides to help you keep your information secure.
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