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    User account - set up

    Hi -

    am confused as to how do set up a User account while retaining the Admin account.

    I read:
    'WARNING: When setting up and changing user accounts, be certain you do NOT set your only account or all accounts to a standard or limited account. This will not allow you to do anything on your computer that requires administrator privileges.'

    I am the only user on the computer. To what do I set the account?

    Thank you much

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    If you have a single account it MUST be an Administrator account!
    If you want to use a Limited Access account you need to setup a SECOND account.
    HTH
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    The reason I'm interested in setting up a non-Admin account is because I read it is more secure than the Admin account.

    So, as a single user, if I set up a Limited account, will I be able to switch back as Admin if I want to download, etc? This 'warning'
    ' When setting up and changing user accounts, be certain you do NOT set your only account or all accounts to a standard or limited account. This will not allow you to do anything on your computer that requires administrator privileges' made me nervous.

    And, what is the difference between the 2 types?
    Again my thanks

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    Here is a concise explanation. HTH
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