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    Separate Login for Kids (VISTA Home Premium)

    I created a separate login for my young kids ( 3 & 6 y/o). The software that they use (e.g. Reader Rabbit, Learning Company, Knowledge Adventure), all require that the application disk is loaded when being used -- even if the software was previously installed. Here's the problem: whenever they use the system and load a CD to start up a new application, VISTA requires that they provide an Administrator password! I don't want to give my 6 y/o an Administrator password and I don't want to have to sit by their side and enter the administor password in each instance. Is there a workaround? M-S support told me "that's the way the secuity model works". Seems pretty broken to me. Help anybody?

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    Re: Separate Login for Kids (VISTA Home Premium)

    Download and install Virtual CloneDrive - it is <img src=/S/free.gif border=0 alt=free width=30 height=15> - and use it to emulate kid's CDs. I hope you have enough room on the hard drive to keep copies of CDs. Mare sure kid's accounts have rights to run CloneDrive. Reinstall kid's programs from virtual CDs, if necessary.

    ---Later Addition----
    To check permissions to run a program, from Administrator account open Windows Explorer, navigate to .exe file for a program, right-click it and from pop-up menu select Properties, then click Security tab. Click Edit button and confirm your choice. Select the user account from "Group or user names" window and check permissions you want allow or deny. Click Apply, OK.

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    Re: Separate Login for Kids (VISTA Home Premium)

    Thanks for the helpful idea. Have you personally used this software before? I'm cautious about adding software to my system from unknown publishers

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    Re: Separate Login for Kids (VISTA Home Premium)

    Yes, I used programs written by SlySoft. They are reliable and stable. Virtual CloneDrive has no hidden "features".

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