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Adding Programs in XP - Who gets to use them?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by theMusicMan, Dec 30, 2001.

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  1. theMusicMan

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    Hi Folks

    Just a quickie - I have XP and have set up an administrator account.

    When I add software, games etc, can everyone then use these games?

    How do I/Can I limit which account gets to use the installed apps/games?

    What if a non-administrator loads a game - or can't they?

    Several questions here - thanks in anticipation.

    John
     
  2. Dan O

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    Yes, if they are installed or added to the folder C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\ (Start Menu or Desktop). Windows XP keep a separate environment for each user. Newer applications that are fully XP compatible will prompt you where you want it installed. But older applications will by default install it in the user account your are logged into. You can then Cut and Paste them in the All User folder.

    Only administrator have rights to install software. To check what rights or change rights of users, select Start, Control Panel, User Accounts, and follow the instructions.

    I hope I answer all your questions.
     
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