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XP User Accounts

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Mezza, Jan 26, 2006.

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  1. Mezza

    Mezza Thread Starter

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    Hi,
    Does anyone know about XP user accounts and how I can have a gaming account that only loads what I don't need from my main account i.e. virus scanner, firewall, speedfan etc...?

    Did a fourm search here and couldn't find what I needed, so apologies in advance if this is already covered - a link or keyword would be appreciated... I can dual boot as my OS is on this desktop and my lappy, and it won't let me install another instance of the OS :-( - I think another account is the only solution, just most programs start globally in either profile or not at all... hmmm

    Thanks for any help
    M
     
  2. Binary_Wolf

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    Hiyas

    I believe what you're looking for would be under the policy settings. I'm not too familiar with that side of things just yet, so all i can do is try and point you in the right direction. With the policy settings you should be able to have a general account that has all the anti-virus stuff running, and under the gamming account you should be able to restrict access to those programs you don't want. Perhaps someone here could give you a step by step howto on the policy edito.

    Regards
    BW
     
  3. Mezza

    Mezza Thread Starter

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    Thanks very much - I have something to google at least.

    Cheers
    M
     
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