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Hiding explorer in user accounts

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by useless_uk, Feb 15, 2007.

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  1. useless_uk

    useless_uk Thread Starter

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    Hi

    I rent my laptop out for wireless cctv use. I have set up two user accounts,my own(administrator) and another which I call video. My account is protected via a password so the renters can only use video. When they open the video account I dont want them having internet access but cant seem to delete explorer without deleting it from the whole computer. Basically, I want to have net access when logged in as administrator but dont want anyone else having net access when the laptop is out on rental. Can i password protect explorer? Or delete it from a specific user account?

    I have windows XP on a 05 HP Presario. I'm also a mac user most of the time hence the complete lack of any PC knowledge.Thanks in advance.
     
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    Difficult I think if your using XPHome but XP Pro a bit different.

    Look here go Start>>Run type control userpasswords2 click OK
     
  3. Squashman

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    Do you have the Video account set as a limited user? Before you rent it out you could setup a bogus proxy in Internet Options.

    Your other option would be to use software. Portslock will do what you want but may be overkill for you.
    http://www.portslock.com/
     
  4. useless_uk

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    sorry,should have said ,XP home
     
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    thanks all........will give them all a try and see which one I can get to work!
     
  7. bonk

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    Is it just so they don't go on the web (Internet)?
     
  8. useless_uk

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    Yeah,just that.
     
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