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    disconnecting when i change profiles (IE 7)

    This is probably a simple problem but it's really got me stuck. My mum has just bought a new computer on Windows XP, we have installed the ISP disc 'BTBroadband' and everything is working fine, we've set my dad up with his own user account on the computer, so there's two user accounts on the computer.

    When the computer is switched from one account to another it is disconnecting from the internet ... I'm sure I've probably just missed a radio button or a ticky box somewhere during the set up but I've no idea where .... anyone got any ideas where I'm going wrong??

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    Re: disconnecting when i change profiles (IE 7)

    See Kelly's Korner and scroll down to "Fast User Switching - Modem Disconnects" for some suggestions.

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    Re: disconnecting when i change profiles (IE 7)

    OK thank you for that Hans ... I assume I'm safe to mess about in the register as long as I follow the instructions exactly ? I shall try it tomorrow when I'm down there.

    I thought that this would be a factory/default setting on a new XP computer ... or was it something I missed during the set up?

    thanks again .. <img src=/S/crossfingers.gif border=0 alt=crossfingers width=17 height=16>

    Lorraine
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    Re: disconnecting when i change profiles (IE 7)

    I'd try the first suggestion - it doesn't involve editing the registry:
    - Select Start | Control Panel.
    - Select Network and Internet Connections.
    - Select Network Connections.
    - Right-click the LAN Connection icon and select Properties.
    - Click Advanced > Sharing > Allow others to connect.

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    Re: disconnecting when i change profiles (IE 7)

    You may not have to go into the registry, since the first step is:

    Control Panel.
    >>In the Network Connections Folder right click the Connection Icon/Properties/Advanced/Sharing/Allow others to connect.

    If this doesn't do it for you then proceed into the registry steps.

    Edited to add: Hans beat me to it with his post. <img src=/S/bravo.gif border=0 alt=bravo width=16 height=30>
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    Re: disconnecting when i change profiles (IE 7)

    The BEST thing to do is to LOG OUT" one account and then LOG IN the another. You will have a lot LESS problems. True it may take some time, but when your has to save eving program that is open and files, it can take a long to switch to another user and/or back.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: disconnecting when i change profiles (IE 7)

    Sorry ... only just realised that I haven't got back to you all and finished this topic. <img src=/S/blush.gif border=0 alt=blush width=15 height=15>

    As usual you were spot on with your advise and I was able to sort it out no problem following your instructions .

    'm sorry its taken me so long to get around to thank you all ... but thank you all once again you're brilliant


    Lorraine

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