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Windows 7: User Accounts

11 Jun 2010   #1
jsmoline

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
User Accounts

I hope this is the right place to post this. I have read in several places where I should not be running my computer using administrator account. When I go to user accounts there is Administrator which is me. Guest which is not set up and ASP.NET Machine account. Password protected. I don't know what that is. I would venture a guess that it belongs to whom ever installed 7 on this computer. I am running this pc through a router/modem. On this network in my home is a laptop. It's just me and my wife on these machines. I don't really know what to do about this. Any ideas on this one? Thanks,
John


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11 Jun 2010   #2
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

While in your administrator account, create a user account for yourself. That should be the account you use for routine work. It is safer.

I have no ideas where the
ASP account came from. Since it is password protected, you can't use it. You should be able to delete this account from your admin account.

Should add a word of caution, do not delete YOUR admin account.
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11 Jun 2010   #3
Kari

 

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11 Jun 2010   #4
jsmoline

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I did create a user account. I noticed that all the w 7 bells and whistles are enabled. Aero etc. Will I be able to set this account up just like I did in the admin. account? Such as set for best performance, disable aero etc? I should note that we don't like to use passwords here at home.
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11 Jun 2010   #5
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Yes, you should be able to tailor this account to suit your preferences. Enabling aero actually can benefit your system. Any particuclar reason you want to disable aero?
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11 Jun 2010   #6
jsmoline

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I did it for performance. Please enlighten me if that was not needed. Also, before I new this about not using Admin account, I have downloaded Google Chrome, Firefox and other things. IE is set up the way my wife likes it. I don't really want to download all this software again and don't know about finding every bookmark for every browser. Is there a way to move or transfer things from Admin account to the user account? I don't want Firefox and Google Chrome on here twice.
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11 Jun 2010   #7
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Disabling it will reduce initial boot time. When enabled, it uses the memory on your video card rather than RAM. This can actually speed up your system. I can't see the difference either way on my system. You have ample memory on your system to use aero.
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11 Jun 2010   #8
jsmoline

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

That's good to know. IF I can get the other questions answered, I'll be good to go. Thanks
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11 Jun 2010   #9
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

You are welcome.
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11 Jun 2010   #10
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jsmoline View Post
I did it for performance. Please enlighten me if that was not needed. Also, before I new this about not using Admin account, I have downloaded Google Chrome, Firefox and other things. IE is set up the way my wife likes it. I don't really want to download all this software again and don't know about finding every bookmark for every browser. Is there a way to move or transfer things from Admin account to the user account? I don't want Firefox and Google Chrome on here twice.
You do not need to install the software again. You can copy the shortcuts from your admin account to your user account. I can't give you the steps as I am traveling and using my XP notebook. But everything can be duplicated in your user account. I hope someone will post and give you the instructions.
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