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Single user version of XP Pro?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by RAM-PAGE, Dec 31, 2004.

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  1. RAM-PAGE

    RAM-PAGE Banned Thread Starter

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    Is there such a thing? Just myself as Administrator. No Guest and no other user accounts, and with full security options.

    The option to add another language could be useful.

    Thanks for your expertise.
     
  2. etaf

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    you just set up one account admin

    I would always suggest you have 2 accounts
    1) admin
    2) a user with full admin priv

    how do you have the users set up

    thats how my PRO is set up.

    you will have a default user and all users in the documents and settings directory. Thats how XP sets up desktop, programs etc for all users
     
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    I haven't done it yet. I have to back up three drives before installing a new XP OS with SP2.

    I am currently Administrator. There are no other accounts, except an unused Guest account.

    What concerns me is that, when I tried formatting C: and installing, the new OS would not pick up the other three drives. "Access denied" on all three.

    When I tried with a borrowed XP Pro CD (In French) the same thing occurred.

    If I back up drives D, E & F then format all 4 drives, install the new OS and replace the data on the other three drives will the new OS pick it up? Or will I still get "Access denied"?

    Would resetting the permissions to Default prevent this from happening?

    Further point of concern.

    I could set up the old OS with just Administrator and (unused) Guest accounts. There was no list of users available. On the Start Menu I got Administrator straight away. (This was an evaluation copy, btw.)

    With the new one I get a list of up to 4/5 users, which I don't need. Nor do I need shared documents, something which I have deleted.

    With the old OS I get a full list of priviliges and permissions.

    When I try replacing the old OS with the new one (whilst there is data on the other three drives) not only do I get "Access denied" on the other three dirves but I don't see any security tab on the C: drive and no list of permissions.

    I just wonder if that is because I still have data on the other three drive partitions?

    Or should I just have to reset the defaults on the other three drives before attempting to backup the data, install the new OS, and then replace the data?

    That is to say, will the new OS be able to read the data installed when the old OS was in use?

    Thank you for taking up your valuable time to reply.

    A very Happy New Year to you.
     
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    what OS did you have before and how are the drives formatted
     
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    RAM-PAGE Banned Thread Starter

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    Thanks ETAF,

    I have currently XPSP2 Pro Evaluation copy. I need to install the full version I have in about two weeks time.

    All drives are formatted to NTFS
     
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