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Cant login to email in limited user account

Question: Cant login to email in limited user account

Hi.

I recently changed the settings on my computer's administrator account to deny access to third party cookies (can't remember how I did it or how to change back), I don't know if that effects the limited account, but now I can only login to email accounts with the administrator account. In the limited user account Gmail and Yahoo wont even load the login page. Hotmail will load the login page but when I enter my password it says their is no connection. Other logins, like here, seem to work.

I have XP sp3, IE8.

Is there any way that I can fix this so that I can login to email accounts using my limited user account?

Thanks.

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I recently changed my main Microsoft account login email and after doing so, all my 10 machines no longer show my name on the login screen (shows my email address twice) or in the Start menu (only shows the email address) and as you can see in the above screenshot, permissions no longer show as my login and email address.

Things I've done so far to try and correct it:
Change my account to local login, then back to my Microsoft login, which temporarily corrected it, but then after a few restarts, the info gets lost againManually added my name in Computer Management > System Tools > Local Users and Groups > Users... this fixed it, but again, only until a restart
Has anyone else experienced something like this and no of a way to correct it (and make it stick)?

Answer:User account info lost after changing login email

Every time you log on to Windows 10 with Microsoft account, the system will connect to Microsoft's online server for synchronizing the name associated with your online email account. Log on to your Microsoft account via Sign in to your Microsoft account and check if your name is set up properly.

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Hello everybody,

I have realized that all the laptops I installed Windows 10 in the last year (several family laptops) are running with Microsoft-Accounts which are Admin-Accounts. Now I read that this is a serious security issue. I would like to change these MS-Admin-Accounts into MS-Limited-User-Accounts?

But how?

And next question: Should I set up for every laptop then a local admin-account?

Thanks a lot for your help.

Hutson

Answer:Windows 10: How change account from admin into limited user account?

As long as you have not disabled UAC, User Account Control, or invoked the hidden full administrator, then your users are actually running as standard users and will be prompted before performing any Admin level tasks - you can if you wish create a standard user on each of the systems in addition to the administrator, but this will not provide much better security and is likely to generate complaints from the users as they will have to set-up the accounts again to how they want them.

If you have any youngsters that you wish to protect further there is Microsoft Family Safety as an option

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Hello everybody,

I have realized that all the laptops I installed Windows 10 in the last year (several family laptops) are running with Microsoft-Accounts which are Admin-Accounts. Now I read that this is a serious security issue. I would like to change these MS-Admin-Accounts into MS-Limited-User-Accounts?

But how?

And next question: Should I set up for every laptop then a local admin-account?

Thanks a lot for your help.

Hutson

Answer:Windows 10: How change account from admin into limited user account?

As long as you have not disabled UAC, User Account Control, or invoked the hidden full administrator, then your users are actually running as standard users and will be prompted before performing any Admin level tasks - you can if you wish create a standard user on each of the systems in addition to the administrator, but this will not provide much better security and is likely to generate complaints from the users as they will have to set-up the accounts again to how they want them.

If you have any youngsters that you wish to protect further there is Microsoft Family Safety as an option

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Hi guys, just the title of the thread pretty much says it all.
want to create a really limited user account for the kids of the house. I already have a user account, and have tried to set up a limited one through control panel. But that asks me to first create an Administer Account, which i already have. So it would be pointless if i had two Administer Accounts showing up on the welcome screen.
Also i'm kind of a novice at this, but i am keen to learn. so help with privacy and parental control would be appreciated.

Thanks
 

Answer:Creating a Limited User Account without having the create an Adminster Account first.

log off your user account and login as administrator,to get admin acc. ctrl_alt_del do it twice, if the admin one is not seen then login create the user account and edit the permissions
 

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Hi,
In our company, there are few computers where we can access only limited user accounts. I went to control panel >> user accounts >>...it shows the only limited user account name like "xyz". It doesn't show us any administrator account names, why is it so? And how I can make it happen in my personal computer?

Answer:xp shows only limited account name in user account control panel

Because you are logged in as a Limited User, so you can't make changes to the computer. Speak with your Network Administrator at your company.
At the log in screen hit CTRL+ALT+DEL 3 times fast. This will give you the traditional Windows Log In Screen. If you have the Built In Administrator accounts password, you can log in as Administrator and create a new Admin user account.

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Since this a security forum, I thought it would be nice to see how many of our members bother creating a Standard User Account or simply use the default Admin User Account.

Anyone is free to explain their own reasoning for choosing a type of account if he/she wants to.

Currently I use a Standard User Account. Decided to try one a few days ago, and so far I like it. I don't find it that much annoying or bothersome(so far)
 

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hello every one
I was hoping if some one could help me at this.
I had created a local account in my machine which is a part of a small office network. and given it administrative rights. every once in a while the account gets downgraded to a limited user account and a I had to go all the way to control panel to reset the settings for that specific user account. I tried background check on the machine to check it for possible malware or virus infection but couldn't find anything.
could it be the user profile settings getting changed athomatically due several usages or could it be log file getting full or needs to be cleared?
so much in need for help

Answer:admin account gets downgraded to limited user account

possibly because that comp didnt come with Ultimate and when it re-activates, it uses the true Admin account and resets the others.

Roy

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Hello, I have Win XP Pro service pack 2.I made my son a limited account because he likes to download and install things. Even with a limited account though he has been able to alter things. I have had to manually deny him access to programs and place a disk quota on him to limit his changes and now he's playing in my control panel!Can anyone please tell me what to do on my admin account to restrict him from the control panel? google searching brings up 3rd party apps and manual registry tweaks.Thank you in advance!

Answer:My son's limited user account isn't very limited

Maybe he found out your password to administrator account.... Change itTry setting restrictions manually again. See if it works...If that doesn't work then I am not sure if you can do anything else.

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Hi peopleI'm new... just found this site and hope I'm posting in the correct place.I set up my pc so I am administrator and my daughter is a Limited user.... (or so I thought)...She can access only files that I have shared.I thought a limited user should only be able to change their own picture and create, change/remove their own password.However, when I log on as the limited user, I can still get into the control panel and change or look at every category.She's not computer savvy (but is beginning to learn) so I'm pretty sure she hasn't changed this herself (she also can't log into my screen as she doesn't know the password).....so... how do I stop her being able to access things that only me (the administrator) should be changing?Thanks.

Answer:Limited user account isn't as limited as it should be?

Log on as you (Admin).Change her account GROUP to User or Guest instead of Power User.Right-click My Computer---Left-click Manage---Select Local Users and GroupsUnder User, change her account to member of User or Guest, and nothing else.You can also control Passwords from here.

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Hi all.

I am using Windows XP Media Center Edition and I would like to use my current account as a Limited user account.

I realise that I will need at least one administrator account on my PC -- so I go into user accounts, create a new administrator account, then I try to change my current account to a limited account, but it will not let me!

See the screenshots;

I would like Admin to be administrator, and Dell07 to be Limited... I do not have the option to change Dell07 to limited for some strange reason.

I have managed to do this on my parents PC easily. I simply created another Administrator account, then changed their account to a limited one. I don't understand why this will not work on Windows XP MCE...

Any idea why this is happening?!
 

Answer:Help change my account to a limited user account!

You should log-on to the administrator account thru safe mode and this will allow you to change the account you want to so it will be a low-admin account. You can not change the account you are logged into t anything other than the account it is because it is the active account.
 

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Hi

I have a unit i want to have 4 user accounts on and one of them should auto login.

How do i change to one of my other 3 accounts?
Change user doesnt work, just auto login.

Im running Windows embedded standard 7

Best regards
Alexander

Answer:Multiple user accounts, 1 auto login , how to login to another account

Can you log off the user that was automatically logged on?

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I'm the only user on this laptop and my admin account was called "HybridPC" and I disabled the windows login screen. (Turn computer on and goes right to desktop). One day the welcome screen popped up out of nowhere and I had to login. I tried disabling the login screen to where it was before and now I've screwed things up royally. I cannot login to my original admin account or find it. All the files are still there on my C:\Users\HybridPC folder, but I've lost the profile and user.
I think I messed things up further by trying to create/delete other new user accounts. I've attached 3 screenshots showing my C:users folder, User account screen and the netplwiz.exe profiles.

I've been adding/deleting and can't get back to square one. I don't see my user at all on the welcome screen.
Thanks for your help!

Top User Folder is new today and odd looking as I was attempting to fix on my own.

Answer:User Profile/Account problem (can't login to original admin account)

Hello tytlyf, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Let's start to see if you disabled or deleted your "HybridPC" by using the tutorial below to get details about all accounts on your computer while you are logged in to your "Admin" account, then post back with them. Afterwards, we can go from there.

User Accounts - View Detailed Information About in Windows

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Hi,
I want to change my login screen into the blue one on windows xp. This is so that it is easier to view all the users. However from the administrator account i can't do it because i forgot the password. So is there any way of doing it via limited account?
 

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Hi, This is joel, i'm using windows 10 from last 1month.I added a user account for others but when tried to login it says "user account couldn't loaded. Except admin account, other user account couldn't be accessed.

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I created an admin account and a limited user account in our PC. But there are programs that do not run without admin priveleges like games like freestyle, etc. What I did was to click the "run as" then input the admin account and password and it works just fine. But it's quite taxing that everytime someone wants to use a certain program that has to run with admin priveleges I always have to type it in using "run as". Is there any other way to go about it while keeping it a limited user account?
 

Answer:Solved: Limited user login

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Is a Limited User account as useful as it is on XP and Win7?
On my other machines I use the Limited User accounts for internet facing activities.
Is it just as worthwhile on Win8?
Thanks for your time
 

Answer:Limited User Account

yes, it is worthwhile. you gain some protection from hacking.
 

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I have set up a limited user account and can not play the game Scrabble unless logged in as administrator. I have followed the steps provided in MS KB Q307091.

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q307091

However, if I run the app logged in as the limited user and choose to use the "current user" (which is selected as the admin account) I get the error message, "Failed to find then failed to create the Registry Key Hasbro\...."

If I choose the radio button for "The following user" and drop down to the administrator account my password is not accepted. If I select to run with the limited account I am prompted with "unkown user name or bad password"

The limited account does not use a password. Does it need one to run the program this way?

What am I doing wrong here?

Thank You!
 

Answer:Limited User Account?

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Is there a way to configure a Limited User Account in XP (MCE in my case)? I've read that a limited account can help protect against infections but I've got several programs that do not function properly in a limited account. I know the computers at my college were not granted full administrative privileges, but I was still able to install applications. So that leads me to think there must be someway to configure each user beyond a limited account being on or off.

Thanks for your help,
Bug

Answer:Limited User Account

I've read that a limited account can help protect against infectionsLimited account won't protect yourself from any infections.Limited account is designed so other users can't do certain things, you wouldn't like them to do.You can't protect yourself from yourself

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I am using a window xp proffesional with window vista skin and iam not connected to the net when i tried  to change my admin account to limted and the other user account  into admin i ended having both limted user account. can you guys help me!!!My admin user account is miising...

Answer:Both my user account is limited!!!

Is it a windows vista brico pack , if so remove ASAP!!!Those theme's cause all sorts of issues......Stick with X-P  Tony

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Hi
I used to load my computer and i could see 2 user account mine as an administrator and my wife as an administrator and I would start from there without any password protected. Now the babysitter without my consent and i don't know what she did but now i have to log on to window with a password and this is ok but i didn't have to do it before. After when i go to try to change user account under control panel I cannot pick a task and ( like adding a new user account or change limited to administrator) only have 1 user account and its a limited one. So what can i do so that i can have administrator account again. I know that I can see my old account when i go to tools/computer management/local user and group/user i can see my old account and my wife too but don't know how too or if i can restore them.Please help me and I hope i explained it properly .

First ever post here

Thanks
Dan
 

Answer:only user limited account now .

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limited user account is not able to access the files in d& e drive they have become read only

Answer:limited user account

if its a guest account the privacy settings are probably set so others cannot view them or access them or delete so u might want to check the settings if your the administrator u can change the settings i hope that helps if not let me know ok bye

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Hey guys, I'm having trouble with my windows xp home edition. I have other people using my computer who are limited account users and im the administrator. I recently downloaded Winamp 3 and on my administrator account I can use it fine but on every limited account they try to use it and get an error screen that doesn't say anything and says send error report or dont send. I'm not sure whats going on but I thinks its something with the sharing and security. I already checked all the folders and they are all on share. Does anyone know whats going on...?

Thanks,
Acrid_Weave
 

Answer:Win XP limited account user problems...

right click on the folder and choose the security tab and from there it is self explanitory
 

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I've seen this recommended on the grounds that if I surf from an administrator account then any malicious script/virus can do more damage with administrator privileges.I've tried this and find it a real pain. Does anyone else and if you do, how do you minimise the inconvenience of switching users when you want to do anything administrative? Thanks.

Answer:Limited user account for surfing?

I have always used XP with only one user(no admin/guest/restricted user)Its often talked about in various articles,but I have had virus/trojans hit my machine,and do the same to my pc as those who have restricted access accounts.I tried setting up a restricted account on my daughters pc,but due to the Fraggles nagging,I deleted it and others(guest,etc)If the setup suits you,do it,but if not then dont(paranoia?)

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HI GUYS: I'M USING WIN XP PRO AND MY MACHINE IS A DELL 2350.
WHEN I TRY TO CREATE A LIMITED USER ACCOUNT IN THE CONTROL PANEL I CAN'T BECAUSE THE KIND OF ACCOUNT CREATED IS ALSO AN ADMINISTRATOR ACCOUNT, IS LIKE THE SYSTEM DOESN'T REALIZE THAT THERE'S AN ADMIN. ACC. WORKING ALREADY, I HAD AN O/S SYTEM CRASH AND I HAD TO REINSTALL IT
AGAIN, BEFORE THIS SITUATION EVERYTHING WAS OK CREATING DIFF. ACOUNTS, I'M TELLING YOU THIS IF IT COULD HELP, WHAT CAN I DO? IF SOMEONE COULD HELP ME I REALLY WILL APPRECIATE IT, THANKS!!

Answer:Can't No Create A Limited User Account

alright heres the deal,..when you create a user account..after typing the name...the next window that pops up allow you to decided whether this new account is admin or limited....does this window pop-up?

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I finally set up a limited user account for better security. Now, some programs don't run properly. For example, NTI and Nero burning programs don't find any CD/DVD burners, though they work fine in Administrator accounts. I don't know what is going on or how to fix it. Is there any control over what limited accounts can be allowed to do?

Answer:Limited User account troubles

Hi there...

Do you have XP Pro or Home Edition?

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Consider this scenario for Windows 7 Ultimate:

I'm using the PC administrator account. My family siblings are using their own limited accounts. Sometimes I leave my account logged on (but switched) and then wake up to find the PC turned off. It doesn't make sense that limited users have the authority to turn off the PC when this dialog box comes up:



In my opinion, there should be a way to restrict them from being able to turn it off if another user is logged in, otherwise it's not really a limited account if it can do something like that.

Answer:Limited User Account Shutdowns

You can restrict them How to restrict users to Shutdown in Windows 7

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how can someone who is not the administrator on the computer, who just has a limited acct-find out what websites etc the adminstrator has been to? My IE internet options etc are cleaned out but yet this person seems to be able to access my files, i have try to look into all the obvious things on his user profile but am at my wits end please advise
 

Answer:how can user with limited account be nosy

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I earlier tried to add a second user onto my system, a limited one as sort of a guest account, with a little more access and a password. I went in through the Users control panel, and added a new user as a Limited Account.That part worked fine, but when I go to log into the user account, the system just hangs. I'm able to move the mouse and Ctrl+Alt+Delete. When I do bring up the task manager, the only processes running are winlogon.exe, csrss.exe and SDMCP.exe (and of course the task manager).After trying to run explorer.exe through the run dialog, I used the task manager to log out of the limited account, which worked perfectly fine. I then used my main account to create a third user, a second Admin account. I logged into that account and everything started up like it should. I went back into my main account, removed the second admin account and tried activating the Guest account. I tried to log into the guest account, but got the same problem as with the limited account.Could there be something wrong with my system that doesn't allow certain administrative access to be restricted, such as the guest and limited account would require?Has anyone heard of this happening before, and (hopefully) know how to fix it without having to do a system restore. Even if you've never head of this before, some ideas would be useful to know what up.P.S: I'm running Windows XP SP2, and the only things that should be running on startup is my firewall (ZoneAlarm) and my Anti-Vir... Read more

Answer:Limited User Account Creation

Are you using the fast user switching mode or the logon mode?

In addition to the av ap and the firewall there are also Windows processes thta should appear in your startup menu. Did you disable any?

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No such thing as dumb questions? Well here goes...I've never really setup other accounts on my XP home edition, but I'm trying to setup a limited user account with just games for the younger kids and I'd like to lockout access to the All Programs menu, the recycle bin, and lock the desktop. I know how set all the Start Menu options but not the others. Will it change global settings? Any ideas? Thank You!
 

Answer:Limited user account setup

I am thinking that you want to do this on your home computer? I work for a library system and a big part of my job is locking up computers. A good tool to start out with would be TweakUI front at http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx Here you can get rid of some of the things you want to remove (like the desktop. Not knowing your skill level, but if you are comfortable changing the registry a good website would be http://tweakxp.com . I use a number of tools that I use when I set up a public computer. I start with the PAC security tool designed by Bill Gates Foundation which is 100% free. Info can be found at : http://pacomputing.webjunction.org/do/DisplayContent?id=7593 and here: http://securepc.org/index.html . It is the best tool ever you can limit accounts to have nothing if you wanted too. The only problem for you is you need XP Pro to use it. When I get that all set up I use a lock and key program that you add to you computer. With these two on a computer no one can ever bring a computer down. Found here: http://www.centuriontech.com/ they also make a software version for home users. Let me know if you have any questions.

TK
 

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Ok guys I'm having problems with my user accounts on windows xp. I accidentally changed my User account to limited now it wont let me change the account type. It says only the administrator can change it so how do I get around this. If someone could help it would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:How To Change Limited User Account

Is it XP Home?

If so boot into Safe Mode and change the account there.

.
 

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I've recently setup a limited user account on a XPSP2 Home machine. The intent is to use it for internet and email. When I switch to this account, and try to setup, say, my email client, the configuration or settings do not stick. On a couple other apps too, when I click on them to start them, it's as if it's the first time they are being executed. I enter the info, apply or save, and when I shut the app and come back into it, the same thing happens. For instance; in the email client, each time I go in, the setup wizard starts and asks for my pop3 and smtp etc..I enter it, save, shut the app, come back in and the wizard starts again, asking for the same things. Along with this limited user account, is the original admin account(the one that shows up in safe mode), and a password protected admin account, visible at the welcome screen. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you for your time.
patmac
 

Answer:Limited User Account Problem

It has been awhile since I messed with the limited accounts in XP Home, but I remember finding them difficult to configure the way I wanted..
Have you tried extending the account to administrator, and doing the setups, then reducing the account to limited again?
 

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Hi - I have set up a user on XP Home SP2 as a limited account as I don't want them to be able to make system wide changes.How however - whenever they try to access the internet they get a message that they do not have adaquate permissions to access this program - How do I correct this?

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I have set up a new regular user account (Windows 7 Home Premium).  I want this user to have access to only one program that is on my PC.  How do I limit this?  Thanks.

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Have windows XP. Have created separate non admin account. When I try and install Itunes on this account I can't. How do I permit downloads on this limited account.

Thanks.

Answer:Downloading on Limited User account

What happens when you try to install iTunes? Do you get any error messages?

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i want to delete user account limited account

Answer:How to delete limited user account in XP?

Open Control Panel -User Accounts, click on the account you wish to delete and click "Delete the account".You must be logged on with an admin account to do this. Save any necessary data in the accounts profile before doing this.

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Can anyone help me in enabling msconfing to run in a limited user account in Windows XP Professional? As of now I am getting Access is Denied error on trying to access msconfig!

I tried a lot looking around in gpedit.msc from an admin account for an option to enable it in a Limited User account and also in Registry but to no avail.

An early response will be appreciated.

THANKS TO ALL HELPING MEMBERS - ATISH
Technical Support Officer - MS Windows XP

"Compatibilty without Flexibility is a Liability."

My System:
MODEL: COMPAQ PRESARIO 6171AI
INTEL P4-1.9 GHZ
256MB + 256MB(SIMMTRONICS) = 512MB DDRSD RAM
160GB SEAGATE ATA HDD
WINDOWS XP PROFESSIONAL EDITION
[5.1 (BUILD 2600) SERVICE PACK 2]
SOUNDMAX INTEGRATED DIGITAL AUDIO
 

Answer:Allow msconfig in Limited user account in XPP

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Hello all, just found your Forum - hope you can help with a problem...

A friend of mine has set up her XP-based PC so that SHE has the only Administrator account. But one of her kids has managed to lock her out of seeing his temporary files - he has a Limited User account.

Normally, she can go to C:\documents and settings and open his user folder. now, if tells her 'access denied'. She is OK with opening the folders on other Limited User accounts.

How can she get access again?

Thanks!

> Jimmer <

Answer:Limited User Account privacy?

Can you go through your Administrative Tools part and change it from there?
Adam

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To slightly rehash an issue I brought up a few weeks ago, I was having problems getting any of my limited user accounts to be able to print. The main culprit is an HP Photosmart P1100, hooked up as the local printer to my Windows XP PC. By trial and error, I was able to fix that problem by going into printer properties, clicking on the "advanced" header and setting the option not to spool but to print directly to the printer. A little later, I noticed that this caused another problem. This P1100 printer is also used as a network printer to a Windows 98 system hooked in thru a wireless network to the main XP system. Prior to changing the printer properties to print directly to the printer, there was no problem printing to the network printer from the Windows 98 PC. Once the change was made however, that is no longer true. Now whenever an attempt is made to print to it thru the Windows 98 PC, an error comes up indicating that an access code is invalid, and asking whether I want to set the printer offline. Further investigation led me to a Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 260737, which almost sounded identical to my problem. I tried their suggestion, but it did not work. Is anyone familiar with this situation?
 

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I have created a second account for me (a limited on) in order not to use the lapton under the admin account. However, after I log-in to the limited, I can't connect to the internet. When I go the Network area in order to try and connect or set uo the connection to the Internet by setting up the connection I get a message saying that I do not have the right to change the settings. Where do I go in the admin account in odrer to set the connection to the Internet for the limited account?
 

Answer:Settings in a Limited User Account

first question is, what os? You will only be able to make those changes from admin. Why don't you want to use the admin as your default account?

v
 

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I'm running Win XP Pro. I have a "Admin Account, which has all my software installed along with my personal settings like the look of Windows XP Pro, wallpaper, icons and etc. I would like to use the "Limited Account" that I created just like Leo Laporte recommends. Is there a way to migrate all my settings and configuration of the environment that I have set in the "Admin Account" to the "Limited Account" so that I can only install software or make major changes when I am logged into the "Admin Account" yet still have all my settings and look in the "Limited Account?"
All your help is appreciated.
 

Answer:Setting Up a Limited User Account

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Hi
I used to load my computer and i could see 2 user account mine as an administrator and my wife as an administrator and I would start from there without any password protected. Now the babysitter without my consent and i don't know what she did but now i have to log on to window with a password and this is ok but i didn't have to do it before. After when i go to try to change user account under control panel I cannot pick a task and ( like adding a new user account or change limited to administrator) only have 1 user account and its a limited one. So what can i do so that i can have administrator account again. I know that I can see my old account when i go to tools/computer management/local user and group/user i can see my old account and my wife too but don't know how too or if i can restore them.Please help me and I hope i explained it properly .

Thanks

Answer:[RESOLVED] Now i only have limited user account

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Boot into Safe Mode as Administrator and change your account back to admin.

You might then want to use system restore to a date before she used the pc. Then you want to put in place a password on both your accounts so she cannot access your computer. You might want to enable the guest account and make her/him use that or you may end up in a heep of trouble when she/he returns.

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Basically, I have a family member who does things on the computer that they shouldn't be doing and never listen. Currently, there is only 1 account on the computer and it is the admin account.

What I am looking to do is, create a user account that is limited from absolutely everything pretty much, except browse the internet, use Skype, watch online streams, etc.

I want to set the account so that they cannot install absolutely anything on the computer. That's one of the biggest issues I have right now. I tell them not to download anything, install anything and what not, but they never listen. I want it so that even if they manage to download a file, they cannot install it.

I hope I've made my problem as clear as possible.

Needless to say, the OS is XP Pro SP3.

Please and Thank you!

Answer:User Account - Limited Control

Control Panel Icons: Windows XP User Accounts
http://www.homeandlearn.co.uk/BC/bcs4p11.html

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DISABLE FAST USER SWITCHING

I advise not to use fast user switching (or as less as possible). This option has a great advantage to quickly check your e-mail, print a file or whatever, while the other user is logged on. To disable this fast user switching: Control Panel, User accounts, Change the way users logging on or off, disable Use Fast User Switching. By disabling Use the Welcome screen, users must long on with both their username and password.

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I have been having a spate of trojans invading my system so have changed my logging on . I have instead if staying administator all the time I have opened a Limited User account which I will use from now on .

When I open it I notice my Anti Virus there in the taskbar and running OK now what about my Firewall , it is running in the administrator account do I have to load it so it is running in the taskbar of the Limited User account or what ?

Hopefully someone can answer to me which is most likely dumb question .

Thanks
 

Answer:Firewall on Limited user account .

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I know there is a hack fix for this issue in XP but WTF hasn't Microsoft just patched it so it is no longer an issue? The issue is that if you set up a limited user account in XP you can never change the amount of time before the screen saver becomes active. Whatever the time activation was set to in the admin account at the time you created the limited user account it stays at that setting. I forgot to change the settings before I set up the limited user account so now the screen saver is always coming on far sooner than I want it to. Anyone know what the hack is to alter the screensaver time in limited user account in XP? If not, I will go look it up on google.
 

Answer:Ack! Limited User account in XP issue

Make them a power user or admin, change it, then change back to limited.

wuwu for the fix.
 

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Hi can anyone help me? I have a pc thats running XP home edition and I have set it up so that I am the admin and my two young children have limited user accounts, however when I set the kids accounts to limited the internet connection is cut off but if I put them back to admin all is fine! any ideas what I can do? I have uninstalled norton and any firewall was turned off still the same problem. I do use a belkin wireless card and have done the usual removed and reinstalled and used the windows software to set it up and still the same problem.
I don`t want to give the kids full admin rights but right now its all I can do please HELP!!!!
 

Answer:Limited account user problem

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Dear all,
I am not able to copy files and folders from one drive to another.The Error: cannot copy (the file name). Access denied
Make sure the disk is not full and write protected.

Secondly I am not able to run executable files or programs in my limited account using the 'run as' feature to run the program with administrative privileges. The error shown up is : Windows cannot access the specified device,file or path. You may not have appropriate permissions to access the item

Pls do help me!
Thanks
 

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I read that some people had problem running games in winXP limited user account. Is it a widespread thing or just rarely happened?
 

Answer:winXP limited user account & games

Many games need to access files not usable by limited accounts and will therefore not run on limited accounts... It's not that widespread, but does happen.
 

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1. I have set an account as a limited user in Windows XP. It has to temporarily run as an administrator when he wants to install a program. Most of the time it works but I encountered a few cases where the programs have problems or simply doesn't run in limited user account. What can I do to fix or minimize those problems?

2. Sometimes a program installs but only install on that user, in this case, it would be the administrator, so the limited-user account can't run that program. What can I do to instruct the program to install on all users? Thank you.
 

Answer:Install programs in limited user account

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Aright...so, I have a limited user account on my laptop (windows xp home sp2) and I'm trying to allow this user to access the internet via my wireless LAN.

The limited account can access the internet through a dial-up connection, and my virus update software can connect to the net through the wireless network, but when I try to use Internet Explorer while logged in as a limited user, there is no internet connection available.

How do I allow the limited user to access the internet?
 

Answer:Limited user account can't access internet!

Change the limited user account to an admin account open up IE and run the wizard (tools/internet options/connections/setup) and make sure its setup for your type of network. Once you have it opening up webpages change the account back to limited.
 

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I wish to continue with Xp for a while so today I set up a limited user account.
I am now stuck as on this account I only have internet explorer.
I wish to use Firefox but can't see where or how I can allow it to be installed etc.
My original account still runs Firefox no problem on the same PC so asking for advice on what I need to do.

Thanks

Xp pro sp3
 

Answer:No internet browser on limited user account.

What you should have done is create a new administrative account. Then log into the new administrative account and change your account that has all you programs installed and running to a limited user account.

At this point, I think what you need to do is log into XP using the hidden administrative account and reset your limited user account back into an administrative account.

http://www.wikihow.com/Login-to-the-Hidden-Administrator-Account

after you have your account back to an adminstrative one, re-read my first paragraph and follow those instructions, creating a non-hidden administrative account. User this new account to now turn your familiar account into a limited user one.
 

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Hi guys,

I need a little help as per title. I have created a user account but its showing the programs i use as admin. I want to create a user account with very limited info, i want the internet completely disabled (without disabling as admin first).

I only want the option to install programs.

Also on a side note, is it possible to run a user account with a different time/date to the admin user?

Answer:Help me create a limited/restricted user account?

Possible answer here -> User Account Permissions and Restrictions

Basically, you are looking at setting Permissions for the account.

edit: also see -> How to set, view, change, or remove special permissions for files and folders in Windows XP

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Hi, I have a problem playing Age of Empires 2 with my limited user account in a multiplayer game, I can play with my admin account perfectly.

When I use the limited user account I can see the match, join it and everything, the problem is that it crashes right at the moment when the game starts.

I have already tryed with "runas" command using my admin user, but with that, I can't even start the game, it shows me a DirectDraw error.

Any ideas?
Thanks for the help.
 

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My operating system is Windows 7 with 4 user accounts. Only of those accounts is an administrator. When using the administrator account, I have no problem accessing directories within the other limited profiles (e.g. Limited Account A's Documents or Limited Account B's Pictures). However, if I am doing some work on either of the 3 limited user accounts and need to access files from another user account, it gives me the following message:


Quote:




You don't currently have permission to access this folder. Click Continue to permanently get access to this folder.




I know how to edit the folder ownership but that's not what I want to do otherwise the limited account user will always have access to that folder. I would like to make it so that when I'm troubleshooting something on the limited accounts, I can just enter my administrator account password to gain temporary access to the file or folder. I used to be able to do this a long time ago many reformats ago when I had Vista. I just remembered it and thought that it would help me out a lot.

anyone know how to do this?

Answer:Accessing all Folders using Limited User Account

Any help would be appreciated...

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Hello,
This is on a ASUS laptop, WIN7.
I'd like to have a Limited User Account for facing the internet on my son's laptop. I have this on my old Dell, which is running XP SP3.
His ASUS has Express Gate which I understand is based on Linux and fairly safe, but has limited functionality, and I'd rather see him using a Limited User account.
The following link shows how to do it, and I'm wondering if this is the way to go.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee623984(v=ws.10).aspx
When I go to User Accounts I see two accounts; one called "Alex" - administrator, the other Guest - "off".
Is the Alex account the out of the box admin account that my son named, which had administrator rights?
Should the system's admin account show up here as well?
I was expecting to see the System Admin account here as well.
I'd like to follow the info in the above link, but got stuck on what I saw in User Accounts
Any help will be appreciated.
 

Answer:Solved: Limited User Account Setup

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I'm wondering if a person with a limited user account in Windows XP has access to see what the administrator ahs been doing on the internet? Is there a built in component of Windows that log time spent on internet sites? I'm wondering cause one of my limited users appears to know what and where Ive been and for how long. I don't know how they figured it out but I know that I don't even know where to look for a timer for my own activity much less someone elses. Please advise as to how this was acomplished so I can quit felling perplexed.
 

Answer:Limited user account able to spy on administrator activity in Xp???

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Does anyone know whether this protects against clickjacking or malicious scripts which download and install viruses such as trojans ?

Answer:Running Windows under a Limited User Account

Well read this http://ask-leo.com/are_limited_user_accounts_effective.html and http://www.mechbgon.com/build/security2.htmlI always run as Adm., with no UAC either, but if other users were around I would set up more accounts for sure. To fix inconveniences try Surun http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=196737 Download and look at readme.txt, tells you difference to Runas and why to use this instead. Dont think that much malware is targeted towards "fixing" limited user. Too troublesome I would think. Clickjacking - how can it protect since a web-event? Browser might but output from whatever exploits, downloads/installations or what matters it does protect against. Found a nice guide to Surun http://www.dedoimedo.com/computers/surun.html and more 20 pages of forum-chitchat http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=196737 If you only want to set up a personal "Im an idiot" account for browsing then may be not so important with Surun, but if other people are involved you must avoid those problems Leo dude talk about. Or focus will be on problems not benefits and away it goes, like UAC on Vista

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I have heard that it is safer to be logged on only on a limited/standard account rather than an administrator when logging on to the Internet.
Is this true?
I am the main user here on a home computer My grandchildren have access on a limited account.
I am the only administrator and my user account is as administrator.
Would I have to turn my present main user account (where all my documents are stored and which I use for everything on a daily basis ) into a limited/standard account and create a second user account with administrator rights and switch to the second ( administrator ) account when I want to download something or change settings?
 

Answer:Use of Limited / Standard User Account for Security

Yes, it is more secure to run your computer daily with a limited user account. Attackers take advantage of coding flaws in Windows and try to install malware when you chance upon their websites. If you are running as a limited user, some of these installs will fail, because only administrator accounts can make system changes.

You will have to create a second administrative account first and then demote your present account to limited user.

You don't have to use the admin account to do downloading. You only have to use it if you are installing a program. I normally download applications to the Public/Downloads folder ( on Vista, or a subfolder of All Users on XP )
 

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Hey guys, on my win xp I have multiple accounts set up and they are all limited accounts except for mine cause I'm the account administrator. On my account kazaa works fine and all but when I go to their accounts I open kazaa and and I get an error message saying.. Unable to open C:\Program Files\Kazaa\Db\data1024.dbb . I opened up the kazaa folder and the file is their just kazaa is not opening it for some reason on the limited accounts. Do you know what is happening??

Thanks,
Acrid_Weave
 

Answer:Kazaa problems with limited user account on Win xp

I've had that problem to. I assume It's cuz limited users just don't have enough privilages for Kazaa to operate properly. What I'd recommend instead is you download Kazaa-Lite from kazaalite.nl and install with administrator privilages then try running that under limited user accounts. That should work. Download it from kazaalite.nl cuz it comes with hacks like always keep participation level at 1000 and more...

Good luck,

HexStar
 

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1.- This is a new HP Win 10 portable our son bought for his mom. He originally set up the computer for her. 
The computer has no problem opening pictures in an admin account. It uses the photos app which is installed in the computer.
 
After I created the limited account, pictures wouldn't open. there was an element missing. The Twinui app was the installed app for the Limited account. How do I replace the TWINUI app with the latest photo app?
 
 I was able to replace the TWINUI App but now there are some issues with the registry.
 
2.-While posting with EDGE I find that I can't paste in the post. The paste option isn't available. Had to switch to Google browser.
 
FRST log follows and Addition log attached
 

Scan result of Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (FRST) (x64) Version:10-01-2015 01
Ran by david (administrator) on DESKTOP-AC95F8C (13-01-2016 10:26:55)
Running from C:\Users\david\Desktop
Loaded Profiles: david & julie (Available Profiles: david & fredr & julie)
Platform: Windows 10 Home Version 1511 (X64) Language: English (United States)
Internet Explorer Version 11 (Default browser: Chrome)
Boot Mode: Normal
Tutorial for Farbar Recovery Scan Tool: http://www.geekstogo.com/forum/topic/335081-frst-tutorial-how-to-use-farbar-recovery-scan-tool/
 
==================== Processes (Whitelisted) =================
 
(If an entry is included in the fixlist, the process will be closed. The file will not be moved.)
 
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Answer:Win 10 - Can't open photo in Limited user account.

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So I am very familiar with windows 7 and stuff, and for obvious security reasons I don't want to use a an administrator account just to browse the net and do day to day activities like most people do and then wonder why they have malware.

So I have installed some software from the administrator account that was originally created during install and then I changed that account to a standard user account and created a separate administrator privileged account named admin.

All should be good right? When windows starts up now in the standard user account that I want to use most of the time I need to use my password for certain startup programs like core temp i.e. you have to verify you want to them to run using the administrative password.

What if I don't want to do this? I just want them to run without the password? I tried going in and changing the permissions to allow full control for authenticated users and my standard user account but it still asks for a password on log on.

Is there any way around this?

Thanks in Advance

Answer:Limited User Account Issues On Startup

Perhaps you are refering to the user account Control. To disable it: Turn User Account Control on or off.

After that, there will be no more prompts for your password for anything, however, limited account will still have lower permissions than an administrator and therefore not be able to access everything, as you already know.

To just turn the settings down (less prompts), use this tutorial found on this very forum: User Account Control - UAC - Change Notification Settings

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Ok well I tried doing the right thing by using a limited user account and keeping my administrator account hidden by creating a registry value
Code:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList\(username)
(username) = administrators name

and now it is invisible also from UAC..

Although mydigitallife.info says it's as simple as fixing with ctrl + alt + del at the logon screen to bring up the logon dialog, which it didn't.

I have tried to restoring from a previous state but I do not seem to have any restore points. (no idea why)

all help is appreciated.

Answer:[SOLVED] Stuck on a limited user account

Thank god I fixed it.

For anyone that has run into the same problem as me do the following:

1. Login to your limited user account
2. ctrl + alt + del and start task manager
3. Kill explorer.exe
4. click new task (under applications)
5. type cmd
6. type in "runas /user:[username] explorer.exe" (without quotes)
7. search cmd in start search box and right click then run as administrator
8. type in "net localgroup Administrators [name of limited user] /add"

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When I try to open DFX ver6.400 in a limited user account under Windows Media Player or RealOne Player I get the error message that DFX is unable to load the 'skin.txt' and as such I'm unable to configure the options or use DFX in a limited user account.
The exact message generated is:
Unable to open skin configuration:
C:\Program Files\DFX\WMP\dfx_skin.txt
C:\Program Files\DFX\WMP\dfx_skin.txt: permission denied

Please Help!!!
 

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Hey Guys,

I'm having a fairly similar issue to this one. My boss at work (who is completely computer illiterate) decided to install Norton Internet Security on his own. And now the HotelGuest account which is a Limited User account can't access the internet at all. I have tried serveral solution on my own - uninstall NIS, delete user account and then recreate it, reinstalled NIS and triple checked NIS user settings to insure account was active and allowed Internet access, I even tried the one suggested here, which caused an odd occurence. Once the Limited account is changed to Admin the internet works and once its changed back it stops again, and since this is a public computer leaving it set to Admin(my boss's suggestion) is completely out of the question unless I want to spend 10 hours a day cleaning up Porn, P2P appz, and otherwise "Duct Taping" this POS back together.

Any ideas that may help with this issue are great appreciated and welcome.
Thanks in advance,
Arminius
 

Answer:Limited user account can't access internet!

I've split your post into it's own thread, since we like to have one problem per thread.
 

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Hi there,I need some help with setting up accounts and permissions for these accounts on Win Xp Pro.What I want to do is:1. Setup 1 Limited User Account and 1 Admin account.2. I want the Admin account to have full blown access and permission to everything on the computer.3. I want to the User Account to only have access of viewing the data or to read the content. but not copying(cut n deleting) to a flsh drivers....i.e, The User Account should NOT be able to have the above permissions...any idea..?

Answer:restrict XP Limited User Account file copying

Set up permissions for the various actions by right-clicking each parent folder concerned, then click "Properties.Click the "Security" tab.Click "Advanced"Click "Change Permissions"

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An interesting problem that even Zone Alarm hasn't been able to solve. Zone Alarm runs fine in Windows XP administrator mode. However, when logging into a limited account on the same computer, it pops up briefly in the icon tray and then disappears (and is not running in Windows Task Manager). There are no error messages. Same problem occurs if directly clicking zlclient.exe or zonealarm.exe in root directory. Zone Alarm will run in the limited user account using the "run as" option to access the owner/admin level--but still will not initiate when later logging into the limited user account. Doesn't matter if using fast switching between accounts or logging off other accounts before logging into limited user account. Creating new limited user accounts encounters the same problem.

Unsuccessful solutions tried:
-removing and then reinstalling latest paid version of Zone Alarm
-disabling all 3rd party services (including anti-virus) thru Msconfig & deleting temp file cache--then reinstalling Zone Alarm
- enabling sharing in security properties
- using Safe Mode level security sharing to give limited user full control of Zone Alarm folder

The problem seems to be that something is preventing ZA from fully initializing in the limited user mode, or it running into some kind of conflict. Any suggestions for solving, or at least diagnosing, this problem?
 

Answer:XP limited user account Zone Alarm problem

ZA has had several issues.
I would ditch it and go with comodo free firewall.

http://majorgeeks.com/Comodo_Personal_Firewall_d5033.html
 

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I use a limited account for my main system but after restarting can't edit settings in Emsisoft Ant-Malware anymore. How do I go about doing this without having to login to my Admin account? I know the password I just prefer not to sign out and sign in to it. Unless I have to.

Thanks.
 

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I have two limited user accounts on my system, and my Admin account.
My Admin account can access Start/Computer and any drive I have.
My limited user accounts cannot, they can't even access the Public folders, only their own folders (which also means the libraries are limited to them also).
I created a new test (limited user) account, and it was able to access these with no issues.
Originally they could access the drives with no problems.
I do not know what changed, and therefore how to resolve this.
Please help?

Answer:Start/Computer access, limited user account.

Windows 7 Take Ownership & Grant Permissions to Access Files & Folder

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...rmissions.html

Read this information and see if it is helpful in your situation.

For drive, right click,properties, share.

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When I select a Network Connection in a limited user account and click on 'Dial', then the connection is not dialed.
And in the case of R Connect Dialer (of Reliance ISP), in a limited user account, when I click on connect, I get the error message that says"Cannot get phonebook entry information.", for which there is no associated help topic and therefore I'm unable to dial any network connection from a limited user account!

Kindly help immediately!

Thanks!
 

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hi. i just noticed that i have a problem when i logon using a limited user account. it beeps four short times before loading up completely. i searched bios central for the beep codes and this is what it says:

beeps:
4 short
error message:
system timer failure
description:
The system clock/timer IC has failed or there is a memory error in the first bank of memory

it goes like this when i logon to the limited user account of my sister which i made for her but she never uses. i deleted the account but when logged on the beeps are still there. anyways, here are the specs of my pc:

windows xp pro sp 2
sempron 2600+ s754
kingston 512mb ddr400
msi k8ngm-v nforce 6100 (AMI bios)
gainward 6600

i checked the ram if there is anything wrong with it using checkit diagnostics and there is nothing wrong.
i removed the video card and booted the pc again the beeps are still there.
i changed to voltage of the rams to 2.6v the beeps are still there.
i changed memory slots and inspected the rams if its not seated properly the beeps are still there.
i made another limited user account the beeps are still there.
in the support site of ami bios it says there that if i have four beeps it means that the mobo timer is not operational. but what is this?
lastly, how do i test the ram? should i have the motherboard for rma and why does it give the beeps whenever i log on to a limited user account. thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: 4 beeps when logging in to limited user account

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Basically, I want to setup a user account for a child (not mine) that limits his access to just about everything. Before I re-imaged the computer he had full access and was turning off all sorts of necessary programs, removing programs by simply deleting the folder, and messing with registry entries without knowing any of the consequences. I do not want him to be able to install, uninstall, change windows settings or anything of the like.

Is there something more advanced then Parental Controls in Windows Vista that I can use to limit his account? If I am stuck with that, any suggestions on how to keep him from opening regedit or similar programs that can almost make the OS not usable (if used incorrectly which they will be)?

Thanks
 

Answer:Vista - Creating Limited Access User Account

Ah, I would love an answer for this as my father wants this for one of his computer illiterate friends who thinks he can play around with settings.
 

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Hi all. I recently formatted my drive and did a fresh (legit) reinstall of XP. I've been trying to run a very tight ship since then, among other things, doing my daily work in a limited account. I have a large number of files that I backed up from my previous (admin) account and have copied over to my newly formated drive, and which I now need to access regularly as a limited user.

Mostly this works okay, but I've found that for a lot of my files I just can't get write access to as a limited user. These are just random text and image files -- not anything significant or sensitive. They're not being used by any other process. If I switch accounts and open them as admin, then I can write to them. Otherwise not.

I noticed that after I initially copied all these files back onto my drive, they were flagged as 'read only.' I changed that in the Admin account, and now there's no 'read only' flag when I check the properties as a limited user. However, I still don't have any write permission.

Any insight would be apprecited.

Cheers,
FP.
 

Answer:limited user account file access issues

Welcome to TSG!

I suspect you need to take ownership of the files from the limited account.
First, change the limited account to a Computer Administrator account
Follow the steps in this article to take ownership of the files:
How to take ownership of a file or folder in Windows XP

Then, change the account back to a Limited Account.

HTH

Jerry
 

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Answer:limited user account in xp home/cant save games.

please help, i set up a limited user account for my brother, he plays on my pc all day when i'm in work, so he cant mess my system up. but now he cant save any progress in mafia, there must be a way to let him have rights to the save game folders, even if i have to select them individually, cant seem to find it though, only had xp for a couple of weeks, so im still getting used to it.thanks

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I want to use a limited user account for safer I-net surfing. Please lay my mind to rest by clarifying the following:(I have Norton I-net security 2005)1) Whilst in my limited user account, Nortons "automatic live up-date" can't be turned on. Does this matter in a limited user account? (I regularly use my administrator account to up-date anyway)Is the limited account protected?(I have also Spyware Doctor)2) Clicking on Spyw. Dr in the limited account informs my that "...spyware Dr is already running..." (in my administrator account)Do I have to exit Spyware Dr in my admin account in order to be protected/use Spyware Dr in the limited account?Thanks for your knowledgable ansas.

Answer:Problems ecountered -creating limited user account

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I'm wondering if there are any drawbacks associated with running installers with the Right Click -> Run As process from within a limited user account. I have always logged out of my restricted account and into an account with administrative privileges to install software, but I don't know if that hassle can be avoided by using this method.
 

Answer:Windows XP software installation from a limited user account

with limited user accounts you really cant install anything....that's why you use that. it keeps you from downloading anything that will be detrimental to your system.....even though it's a hassel the admin. is the only way to download unless you make a user a power user then you can dowload somethings but not all.
 

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It used to be not connected to any email account but when it updated to 8.1 I chose to get an email address for it, so now as a result, the password has to be 8 characters long and I have to use a PIN number , but that's still 4 characters, and I usually use one character password.

So how do I go back to the normal type of user account to use the 1 character password?

Answer:My user account changed to an hotmail-email account connec

Local Account - Switch to in Windows 8

Local Account Password - Change or Remove in Windows 8

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I am logged in as admin. I go to create another account, and wish to select "limited", and it is present, but not a choice. We I mouse over it, it does not allow me to select it. What is the problem here.

Answer:[SOLVED] create user account with limited access problem

HI -

Could I get a screen grab of what it looks like before and after you're hovering over the choice, please.

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Hello.
I am setting up new PC with Windows 8.1 x64 for office user. I would like to have following account configuration:

Administrator account - for administrative purposes (full access/control)Power/Super user account - for maintenance purposes (program installation, minor setting change...[almost full control but GPO and similar "admin" access not allowed - like some sort of Service/Help desk account])Standard user account - for everyday use (limited access/control - no installation and/or settings changes allowed)
I have all three user accounts created and Administrator and Standard user accounts are working fine, but I am struggling with Power/Super user account.
There is only one PC in office so no domain is established - all permissions are Local GPO based.
Power/Super user is needed because there is external contractor for some programs that run on PC and he needs some level of administrator rights - installation etc.

I need advice how to setup Power/Super user account.

Thanks

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My wife wants to use my computer to watch DVDs but she knows absolutely nothing about computers. I want her to be able to use my computer when I am not home but not mess up anything. I was thinking about creating a separate account for her in which the only thing she can do on the computer is:- login/logout of her extremely limited account (NOT my account)- open Media Player Classic- access the folder where the files she wants to watch are (only that folder, no access to any other folder on the entire computer)That's it. I see computers like this set up on the military base where my dad works at. This way she won't be able to mess up anything at all. And I do not want her to be able to access the internet or any of my personal files, that way I will not have to worry about viruses or her accidentally deleting anything.How do I do this? Thank you!

Answer:Configure extremely limited user account for spouse POST 1

Buy her a $30 DVD player and save the worry.Please reply and let us know if our help worked. Your feedback helps others. Maybe you?

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anyone know if there have been any windows xp privilege escalation exploits recently?

I have this shitty old 6.5 year old laptop which has winxp pro sp3, and everyone logs in as limited user.
computer runs perfectly fine as is.
it has a 4gb compact flash card as the hard disk.
naturally, windows updates eat away space.

I don't see a need for anymore windows updates, do you?
what's the worst damage a limited user can do right?....
 

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Hi,

Does any one know how to fix the User Account control panel when it has fewer options like this to make it back to normal?



It should have options like 'Change your password' 'Remove your password' 'Manage Another Account' and a few others.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:Windows 7 User Account Control Panel has limited options

Select the Control Panel from the Start>Search option. Instead of the Control Panel you're receiving, you should get the all control panel items version

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A trojan slipped past my AV (f-Secure) yesterday from a zip file. It recognised and cleaned it after it was extracted, but it appears to have done some damage even though not run.

Most of my desktop icons were missing, and the Favourites folder was empty, so I rolled back with System Restore, which brought back the desktop icons, but opening Photoshop CS5 results in:

Runtime error.
This application has rewuested the Runtime to terminate in an unusual way.

Premiere Pro CS5 is freezing at the Splash screen. Everything else appears to be OK.

The disappeared desktop icons had me wondering if it was a User Account issue, so I created a new Admin account, and sure enough, both Adobe apps worked fine from the new account. Switching back to the original account returned the problem.

It would obviously be useful to know what the trojan was, but I have search f-Secure for a log without success. I am also wondering if the trojan has created a remote gateway to the affected User Account.

I huess I could switch everything to the new account, but it would be good to fix it.

BTW I have tried running SFC/SCANNOW and it found no problems.

Can you guys help? I assume my system specs appear somewhere have spent 10 minutes entering them when I registed.

Answer:Runtime Error - Limited to one user Account after trojan attack.

It sounds like you received an OS 2012 Trojan. They hide all user files and move files around so you are unable to access the files. A system restore probably was not a great idea since it may make it difficult to fix the problem. The typical fix is to download and run the Fakerean removal tool to remove the virus and return files and settings for users. See if it will still work.

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It works perfectly well in an Administrator Account but when I click on its icon in a Limited User Account, it starts and then asks for the game options.
On selecting New Player, and then 'Load Profile or 'making a new player', and thereafter, clicking on 'Next', the game screen disappears and the game does not start at all.

The same issue is with some other games also that do not work on a Limited User Account.

How to make such games work on a Limited User Account?

Please help to solve this problem.

THANKS!
 

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Hi,

Does any one know how to fix the User Account control panel when it has fewer options like this to make it back to normal?
It should have options like 'Change your password' 'Remove your password' 'Manage Another Account' 'Change Account Name' and 'Change Account Type'.
Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

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This is a followup to the thread I posted here 8 days ago:http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...The forum will not allow me to post a reply there so I will post it here. @StuartS - I did some tinkering around with my computer and I did figure out a bit more about this. I had to use System Restore via the command prompt six times though. After doing all that tinkering, I do understand a bit better what you are talking about. However it is not as simple as you state it. I wish you would be more detailed as how to solve this. I did figure this out somewhat though but I could not get the changes to apply to only her account and there are some things I could not figure out how to remove. When I create a group and make my gf the sole user of that group, then what happens is my gf?s account does not show up on the welcome screen. I guess I could have disabled the welcome screen and typed in the account name that way but it should show up though automatically. My point is that if my gf is only a member of a custom group that I make, then that account does not show up. It only shows up if she is a member of an already established group such as ?guests? (guest account) or ?users?. Issue number two is how do I set the user permissions. I mentioned this earlier but I will be a bit more specific now. The options in setting the security permissions are: 1. check the ?Allow? box 2. check the ?Deny? box 3. leave both boxes unchecked (this is a simplistic view ... Read more

Answer:Configure extremely limited user account for spouse POST 2

@OtheHill - Yes, currently the original thread is working but it was not working when I created this second thread. I was trying to get it to work for almost ten minutes. But it does work now. Thank [email protected] - I figured it out. Just in case you are curious this is what has to be done: For the folders' issue, I had to block access to all the folders except the specific folder that she needed. This can be very time-consuming depending on how one's personal computer setup is but there is no other way as far as I know. For the Start Menu issue, just delete the Accessories folder and everything inside the Start Menu folder. The Start Menu folder can NOT be deleted or moved. It is a required Windows folder. I am glad to have finally figured this out! P.S. - Mods, how do I mark this thread as "Solved"?

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Hello.

I've been using Windows 10 for weeks. Until today, it started up just fine by displaying my name and no email address. This is exactly how I want it to be.

Today when Win 10 would not recognize a printer, in order to download an "app" to help with this, I was required to provide a Microsoft email account, which I did (an old Hotmail account I rarely use). Now when I restart or wake up the computer, that old Hotmail account appears as "Administrator". However, I do NOT want that old Hotmail email address associated with this computer.

How can I remove it and get back to logging in with NO associated email address?

NOTE: I do not want to delete the old Hotmail account; just want to remove it from my Windows 10 "Account" menu (My name + Hotmail address + "Administrator").

In case it's required to associate Win 10 with an email address, I use Windows Live Essentials with a company email address. I tried adding it via the "Other Account" option, but Win 10 said it did not recognize the email address I entered, sigh.

I saw threads with a similar question but not quite the same.

Thanks for any help!

Answer:Can I remove but not delete MS email account from user account?

You have converted your local user account to a Microsoft account. It's easy to switch back to a local account, just follow the instructions in this tutorial: Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

When you have switched back to a local account and you want to download another app from the Windows Store, follow the instructions in this tutorial (Method Two, Step 5) to keep using your local account to sign in to Windows and only use a Microsoft account to sign in to Store: Store - Sign in with Different Account in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

A useful tutorial to learn the difference between a local account and a Microsoft account: Local Account or Microsoft Account - How to Tell in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Kari

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Hello.

I've been using Windows 10 for weeks. Until today, it started up just fine by displaying my name and no email address. This is exactly how I want it to be.

Today when Win 10 would not recognize a printer, in order to download an "app" to help with this, I was required to provide a Microsoft email account, which I did (an old Hotmail account I rarely use). Now when I restart or wake up the computer, that old Hotmail account appears as "Administrator". However, I do NOT want that old Hotmail email address associated with this computer.

How can I remove it and get back to logging in with NO associated email address?

NOTE: I do not want to delete the old Hotmail account; just want to remove it from my Windows 10 "Account" menu (My name + Hotmail address + "Administrator").

In case it's required to associate Win 10 with an email address, I use Windows Live Essentials with a company email address. I tried adding it via the "Other Account" option, but Win 10 said it did not recognize the email address I entered, sigh.

I saw threads with a similar question but not quite the same.

Thanks for any help!

Answer:Can I remove but not delete MS email account from user account?

You have converted your local user account to a Microsoft account. It's easy to switch back to a local account, just follow the instructions in this tutorial: Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

When you have switched back to a local account and you want to download another app from the Windows Store, follow the instructions in this tutorial (Method Two, Step 5) to keep using your local account to sign in to Windows and only use a Microsoft account to sign in to Store: Store - Sign in with Different Account in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

A useful tutorial to learn the difference between a local account and a Microsoft account: Local Account or Microsoft Account - How to Tell in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Kari

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Hi, I would like to know if there are any way to catch and send IP address of someone who login to Such private email like yahoo, gmail, etc. to us ? Is there any web services give that service for free ? or we have to send script or file to target Laptop ? This metoe is important to find someone who missing ?Thank You

Answer:Email IP address from user login to spesific others email

This would be private information that Yahoo/Gmail would have. Probably the only legal way to do it would be to get them involved. Even then, the ip address may or may not assist you in location as that information on the particular ip address may also be behind another services system. If its a criminal matter, I would recommend going through proper authorities.mike

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Hello,
this same question was posted in 2006 - not by me - with no successful answer. I try again.
If you create a user with restrictions account (member of the local USERS group) in XP, then he cannot manage either the embedded Windows power options, and the Toshiba Power Saving tool.
I managed, working on file and registry permissions, to have the Windows power options working. But I still can't launch the Toshiba Power Saving tool, it always pop-ups the "you don't have rights" box.

Is there really nothing I can do to work around this?

thanks

Answer:Toshiba Power Saver doesn't work with limited user account

Yes:

Login as Administrator
Run the Toshiba Power Saver
Go to the "Setup Options"
Tick "Allow Limited User to change settings"

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Hello everybody,

I have got a Satellite M40-307 (PSM44E), and I have got a problem with the "accessibility" utility, that displays an icon in the Windows XP notification bar, to let the user know whether the "Fn" key is active or not.

That this utility would not work for the administrator would not worry me a lot, as the administrator is supposed to know what he does. But the limited user does not have access to it, this more bothering.

In an administrator session, this utility works pretty fine. But in a limited user session, if I try to launch it by [runas /user:admin "C:\Program Files\TOSHIBA\Windows Utilities\TACSPROP.exe"],
I am answered that the file TCMSVR.DLL cannot be found. If I launch it normally, a message tells me that this utility requires I am connected as an administrator.

So, what can I do to use this utility normally, i.e. in a limited user session?*?

Answer:Satellite M40-307: Accessibility utility doesn't work with limited user account

Hi

Well, you should try to enable the rights for the TACSPROP.exe.
To do it, you have to enter the OS as a administrator.
Then choose the application, right click. There you will find a ?security? tab. There you have to enable the permissions for all users.

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i couldnt login to one of my user account it displays

error msg

"The user profile Service service failed the logon

user profile cant be load on"

Answer:cannot login into user account

any one!!!

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