Admin account only - bad? If so how tsfr data to new user account?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by Les, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. Les

    Les Guest

    I am the only user of this PC and have set up with just one account - the
    admin account.
    I'm told this is a bad thing. If so can I transfer everything to a new
    ordinary used account without going through all the setting up again?
    Les, Jan 24, 2008
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  2. Les

    Brink Guest

    Hi Les,

    It's really up to you. It is just more of a security risk running in a
    "Administrator" account versus running in a "Standard" account. If you
    want to, you can. All you need to do is to create a new "Standard"
    account and copy what you want to it from within the Administrator
    account, then logon and use the Standard account for everyday stuff and
    the Administrator account for when you want to make changes to the
    computer. Either way you will still have to have an Administrator
    account though. The main difference is that in the Administrator account
    you will have to click Allow or Continue to let something have full
    access to the computer. In a Standard account, you will have to type in
    the Administrator account's password to Allow or Continue.

    Hope this helps you decide,


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    Brink, Jan 24, 2008
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