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Windows 7: NEWBIE need help

17 Nov 2010   #1
andrewm

WINDOWS ULTIMATE 32
 
 
NEWBIE need help

Hi all first time on here and with windows 7. i got this laptop from my future son in law

its a acer aspire 5315 running windows 7 ultimate 32 bit was previously windows vista

now my Q's are I have set an admin passwordas how can i limit other users from getting full control of this thing , I have tried to change settings on the other user acc but no luck

thanks for your time


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17 Nov 2010   #2
brianzion

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

hi and welcome /
are you the only user or are you allowing other users to have there own user account?
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17 Nov 2010   #3
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

I would create an admin account (password protected), and a standard user account. Use the standard for general use and when anything needs to get installed /changed it will prompt for an admin approval.
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17 Nov 2010   #4
brianzion

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

if you are the administrator of the pc then you make the other users account normal not admin you change there settings while in your account see pic


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17 Nov 2010   #5
andrewm

WINDOWS ULTIMATE 32
 
 

thanks yes i have 2 acc admin (me) and my 17 yr old (standard) but if i go into her acc she has full control on the pc??
i did a search and it is the same as this thread

Standard User Can Access Admin's Files
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17 Nov 2010   #6
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

Simply just set permissions to not allow that account
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17 Nov 2010   #7
brianzion

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrewm View Post
thanks yes i have 2 acc admin (me) and my 17 yr old (standard) but if i go into her acc she has full control on the pc??
i did a search and it is the same as this thread

Standard User Can Access Admin's Files
are you saying she has standard account but can still use all facility's of pc installing software etc? have a look at the parental controls click on it in control panel or type it in the start menu search box
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17 Nov 2010   #8
andrewm

WINDOWS ULTIMATE 32
 
 

I dont know about installing software but she can go to my folders parenteral control is set at medium
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17 Nov 2010   #9
brianzion

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

Using Parental Controls - Help & How-to - Microsoft Windows

you will find out at the above link what you can do there are links
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17 Nov 2010   #10
brianzion

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrewm View Post
I dont know about installing software but she can go to my folders parenteral control is set at medium
Set up Parental Controls
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