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Windows 7: User Accounts?

10 Jun 2011   #1
Senteaf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
User Accounts?

First, will it have a bad impact on my laptop performance if I create accounts?

Second, I have heard it is safer to run user space on limited account so how do I transfer ALL my documents to that new limited account?


THANKS!!!!!!!!


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10 Jun 2011   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Set up a regular account (not adminsitrative) and then give permissions.
Permissions - Allow or Deny Users and Groups
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10 Jun 2011   #3
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Senteaf View Post
First, will it have a bad impact on my laptop performance if I create accounts?

Second, I have heard it is safer to run user space on limited account so how do I transfer ALL my documents to that new limited account?


THANKS!!!!!!!!
No it will not - You can transfer your files manually if you want by going to the following Directory and moving them to the New User account area

Old account:
Code:
C:\User\Old_account\
than Copy or move your files to the following Directory

Code:
C:\Users\New_account\
Note   Note
This is with C:\ Being the drive letter of your Windows Installation Partition/drive


You may also want to enable the Hidden Administrator to have as the only Admin

warning   Warning
Do not use this account for Personal use as any program run has access to your whole system


See Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable

Josh
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10 Jun 2011   #4
Senteaf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, thanks very much for this because I wanted to learn about permissions.
BUT I want to TRANSFER, so when I am in the new account I can click ducments and see them there.

Can I really just move those files to another folder? In XP it could cause serious problems...


is there any difference between built-in admin and created admin?
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10 Jun 2011   #5
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

What do you mean by "Limited account" Do you mean a standard user? if so then you can change that in control panel > User accounts & Family safety > User accounts and then clicking on Change your account type

Josh
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10 Jun 2011   #6
Senteaf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes but I want to keep this account(I am using right now) an admin, and then create a new standard/limited account.
Then I will transfer my files from here to that new account...
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10 Jun 2011   #7
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Just change it in control panel - No need to make a new account and if you enable the Built in admin then you will have an Administrator

Changing your account to a standard account turns it into a limited one instantly

See the folder for more Information on how to carry out this task


Attached Files
File Type: zip Change to standard account.zip (479.2 KB, 3 views)
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10 Jun 2011   #8
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Just make a new account. I wouild leave the old one alone. Josh is right you can transfer, but personally, Id go with the permissions.
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10 Jun 2011   #9
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

This is where it comes down to personal preference
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10 Jun 2011   #10
Senteaf

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Why is the built-in admin disabled anyway?

I am afraid I won't be able to run programs, or access to files I used to have when it was admin...
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