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Windows 7: Assitance with Windows 7 Home Premium

04 Feb 2011   #11
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Have you tried going to Control Panel>User Accounts>Manage another account>Create a New account>Standard user account?
Hello gregrocker,
Bear with me, the Computer in question is over 3 hours away and the op is much less skilled then I am. If I can't figure it out and then talk him through it, it isn't going to happen. He also has no separate backup. First I want him to get an external and do that. I visited and spent half a day cleaning up the malware and viruses and such. He didn't even remember that the computer wasn't supposed to boot to safe mode/repair/start windows normally page. He is been doing this for months.
I have last night changed my computer. I added two users with passwords, not to hard. Didn't find out by chance that the Administrative account was still a Administrator/User account that is the default. Managed to remove the User from that Account. Now, does that unhide the real Adminstrator account? I have no idea.
So between the screens shown in the tutorials and the snippets posted of the Control Panel on my machine, they do not match. I have no Advanced User Setting, I have no User and Family Protection Setting.
BTW for everyone, I have NOT updated to the SP1 RC. I have been updating automatically so I am as close as you can be, I think.
On the ops computer it now boots to one user with the Administrator priveledge without a Ctrl-Alt-Delete required to show password box. He does not have any password. To make matters even worse. He connects the DSL line to his router and uses the computer completely wireless. He has no idea of his WiFi security settings.
One thing at a time. He is a relative.
I want his computer to require a Ctrl-Alt-Del and a secure Password. I then can set him up a user account, myself I think.
Thanks gregrocker
glennc


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04 Feb 2011   #12
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Not clear what you are saying.

Don't you have this on your machine?

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Howdy SIW2,
Yes those are the pages I see, not the ones shown above or in the tutorials. The previous response to gregrocker kinda re-sums up the situation and the goal. As you can see from all the previous posts my skill level is limited.
Thanks you kindly.
glennc
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04 Feb 2011   #13
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

ok - Set a password for the account in question - using the two pages above.

If the account already has a password - skip that bit.

To require ctrl alt del:

type NETPLWIZ in start search box

click it when it pops up.

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click the Advanced tab.

Tick require ctrl alt del, Apply, OK.

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04 Feb 2011   #14
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
ok - Set a password for the account in question - using the two pages above.

If the account already has a password - skip that bit.

To require ctrl alt del:

type NETPLWIZ in start search box

click it when it pops up.

Attachment 136466

click the Advanced tab.

Tick require ctrl alt del, Apply, OK.

Attachment 136467
Howdy SIW2,
Shoot, it can't be that easy can it? You're kinding. I know the others have been trying to tell me, and I couldn't grasp the obvious. Thanks you very muck Sir!
glennc
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04 Feb 2011   #15
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Hey SIW2,
Well my cousin managed, thankfully to get the password setup. I am going to try to walk him through the Ctrl-Alt-Del setting to turn it on. Thanks again.
BTW as he won't know how it happened, I am curious if the Home Premium version offers the Administrator/User account and his store tech changed it or if it just automatically sets the first account to Administrator?
Twist
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05 Feb 2011   #16
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Great - progress.

Yes, it's normal for that admin account to be there. You can set up passwords and user accounts , or whatever you want to do.

For example, I only have that admin account on my pc - I wouldn't recommend everyone do that.

Keep us updated as to how your cousin gets on.
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05 Feb 2011   #17
glennc

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Great - progress.

Yes, it's normal for that admin account to be there. You can set up passwords and user accounts , or whatever you want to do.

For example, I only have that admin account on my pc - I wouldn't recommend everyone do that.

Keep us updated as to how your cousin gets on.
Thanks SIW2,
Will do!
glennc
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