Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads
Recommended Download



Welcome to the Microsoft Windows Vista Community Forums - Vistaheads, YOUR Largest Resource for Windows Vista related information.

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so , join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Driver Scanner

user profile and user accounts

microsoft.public.windows.vista.administration accounts passwords






Speedup My PC
Reply
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 09-10-2007
larry
 

Posts: n/a
user profile and user accounts
i have been using my new laptop for quite some time with an administrator
level user account... so it has all my settings, shortcuts, downloads etc.
i've read that to protect my pc/system, i should be using a different user
account with 'standard' permissions... however, i don't know how to copy the
profile of my administrator level profile into this new account.. and i don't
want to have have to start from scratch with this 'standard' new account.
anyone know how i can copy the other profile into this new account name?
--
thanks for taking the time to help,

larry
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 09-11-2007
Ronnie Vernon MVP
 

Posts: n/a
Re: user profile and user accounts
Larry

First, you want to create another user account with Administrator
privileges. Make sure you create a strong password for this account. Log on
with this account once to make sure it is working properly. You always want
an Administrator account available in case you ever need it. This is the
account you will use to elevate a component while you are using the standard
user account.

Once you are sure the new administrator account is working properly, You can
then go into Control Panel/User Accounts and change your original
administrator account to a Standard User account.

--

Ronnie Vernon
Microsoft MVP
Windows Shell/User


"larry" <larry@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A01C21BB-CACA-4F4C-BF52-C8EA50E180E3@microsoft.com...
>i have been using my new laptop for quite some time with an administrator
> level user account... so it has all my settings, shortcuts, downloads etc.
> i've read that to protect my pc/system, i should be using a different user
> account with 'standard' permissions... however, i don't know how to copy
> the
> profile of my administrator level profile into this new account.. and i
> don't
> want to have have to start from scratch with this 'standard' new account.
> anyone know how i can copy the other profile into this new account name?
> --
> thanks for taking the time to help,
>
> larry


Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how to copy wista user profile to default profile MLA! microsoft.public.windows.vista.administration accounts passwords 0 08-31-2007 01:50
User name in user accounts different nam than the user name in C:u Ron G microsoft.public.windows.vista.administration accounts passwords 1 07-29-2007 18:22
Standard user accounts can access files of other accounts??!! Ralf microsoft.public.windows.vista.administration accounts passwords 0 06-04-2007 11:53
two user accounts for one user LeoBai microsoft.public.windows.vista.general 0 05-29-2007 16:52
User Profile Bad if this user is not first user logged onto Vista Tom microsoft.public.windows.vista.administration accounts passwords 1 05-14-2007 03:11




All times are GMT +1. The time now is 07:43.




Driver Scanner - Free Scan Now

Vistaheads.com is part of the Heads Network. See also XPHeads.com , Win7Heads.com and Win8Heads.com.


Design by Vjacheslav Trushkin for phpBBStyles.com.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 RC 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120