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    Re: creating accounts XP home (SP2)

    You bought your kids? <img src=/S/yikes.gif border=0 alt=yikes width=15 height=15>

    You can specify a password for your own user (the default user) and create new users in the User Accounts control panel. That will probably disable the automatic logon. If not, use TweakUI XP (free from Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP) to disable automatic logon,
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    creating accounts XP home (SP2)

    My pc is 3 1/2 years old with XP home on it. When I bought it, my kids were little, so I went with a no-logon setup - automatically boots to the "owner" account with no password set.

    How much trouble would it be to re-do this set up to create several accounts, each with a password. My kids each want to do their own thing now and I'd like to give them the ability to do that, but without administrator privileges.

    thanks

    Jeff

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    Re: creating accounts XP home (SP2)

    ok, ok ... I fixed my post... and thanks for your advice -- what will the new accounts inherit from the existing one? will I need to be reinstalling stuff like Word & Excell?

    Jeff

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    Re: creating accounts XP home (SP2)

    When you create a new user account, the registry settings will be copied from HKEY_USERS.Default and the files from Cocuments and SettingsDefault User.

    You can copy the settings of an existing user account to a new one: see Create a duplicate user profile with a different name.

    You'll have to test the applications. Some applications automatically configure themselves for the user who installs only, others for all users, and yet others give you a choice during installation.

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