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Windows 7: Allowing user access to programs

13 Nov 2009   #1

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Allowing user access to programs

Okay okay, I know typical forum etiquette and hate being that new guy that just logs in to ask a simple question, but today I'm that guy. I tried searching and couldn't find an answer and something this simple should easily be found at least on Microsoft's page.

I just want to know the best way to allow programs to be accessed and/or denied access by various user accounts.

Example: I currently have Photoshop Elements installed on my computer and the only way I could find to give access to the others users (household media center) was to copy a short cut and paste it on that users desktop. Then I had to install it on each individual user account. I had to do the same for Firefox and Napster. Is there a better way to do this??

I am currently having issues with Napster running correctly and I have a feeling it's because of the way that added this to each user's account. Thank you in advance.

Very nice looking forum, by the way! It has been bookmarked.

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13 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64

There is a better way, depending on the program. When you install it, look for an option to install for all users, not just the current user. Then it should show up in each account. Uninstall and try looking for this option.
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