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Installing program on XP for single user

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by horatio22, Sep 27, 2006.

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  1. horatio22

    horatio22 Thread Starter

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    We currently running Windows XP Home on our 2 Pc's at home. Four people use the PC's and we each have our own logons.

    Is there a way so that when my son installs new software, (he seems to install about 10 new programs per day), it will ONLY populate his program list on his logon and NOT the program list for the other 3 users of the PC ? It is very frustrating :eek:

    I notice that some installations ask if there will be a single or multiple users of that program, but what I would really like is to be able to be selective EVERY TIME.

    Your help will be appreciated.
     
  2. colmaca

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    I think the best way is to manually do it as I think there no way in stopping it happing.
    Open C:\Documents and Settings you will see a All users folder look in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu
    If you copy all there and move to each users C:.......\Start Menu you can delete it from All users start menu folder and start to clean up your own menues
    1)summary copy C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu
    2)paste to every users C:\Documents and Settings\Everyuser\Start Menu
    3)delete whats in C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu
    4)clean up your start menu

    hope this helps
     
  3. horatio22

    horatio22 Thread Starter

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    Colmaca,

    Thank you very much for your assistance - I will tidy up my logon tonight
     
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