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    Question Web pages do not display properly in any browser unless 'run as administrator'

    I run as a standard user on Win7 Home Premium SP1 with Windows Updates current to Susan Bradley's recommendations. I use Firefox (updated to current version) as my primary browser and IE11 as my back up browser if needed.

    For some time now I have had a problem where a lot of web sites I go to do not display properly in either browser unless I open the browser with 'Run as administrator' or I log on as Administrator and then open the browser, and that's getting pretty tiresome. (Basically parts of the page never load or they don't react to mouse clicks, like when you have NoScript or something like that running, except it happens when there is no NoScript installed.)

    I won't bore you with all the things I tried to fix the problem but none of them worked.

    For some reason, it just finally occurred to me to create a new standard user account to see if the browser issue is still there. It's not. With the new standard account the browsers behave properly, as they do when I run them as administrator.

    Is there a way that I can transfer all the stuff I need from my existing account to the new one without also bringing over whatever is causing the problem with the browsers?

    How would you proceed?

    Thanks!

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    See if the instructions here help:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...#1TC=windows-7

    Jerry

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    Or you might try a copy. To be honest it may copy all the bad stuff too.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...=ws.10%29.aspx

    David

    Just because you don't know where you are going doesn't mean any road will get you there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwitalka View Post
    See if the instructions here help:
    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...#1TC=windows-7

    Jerry
    Thanks for that. I had seen something similar elsewhere but got scared off by some of the comments from folks who had tried it. I'll dig a little deeper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wavy View Post
    Or you might try a copy. To be honest it may copy all the bad stuff too.

    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...=ws.10%29.aspx

    Thanks. Yes, my first thought was to copy the profile, then I had the same thought you did that this path probably would also bring over the bad stuff . . .

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