One User Option Needed.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Administration' started by Ol_Red, Jun 14, 2006.

  1. Ol_Red

    Ol_Red Guest

    I'm the one and only User of this PC. Why am I and and my CPU & Hard Drive
    forced to manage two Administrator accounts, a All Users account, a Default
    User account and ....?

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    http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/co...ndows.vista.administration_accounts_passwords
     
    Ol_Red, Jun 14, 2006
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  2. Not sure what you mean by "manage"? The only account that you need to manage
    is your single account.

    There is no speciifc All Users account or Default account. These are just
    optional features that can be used when configuring a new user account or
    installing a program, if you wish.
     
    Ronnie Vernon MVP, Jun 15, 2006
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  3. Ol_Red

    Ol_Red Guest

    After trying to upgrade to Vista I had to run a full HP_Recovery. This
    involves formating C: and then reinstalling HP WinXP Media Center. Under
    Documents and Settings I have the following Folders:

    Administrator - Size on disk 32.3 MB Contains 133 Files, 79 Folders
    All Users - Size on disk 4.80 GB Contains 3 536 Files, 261
    Folders
    Default User - Size on disk 31.9 MB Contains 134 Files, 79 Folders
    Hidden
    HP_Administrator - Size on disk 7.25 GB Contains 7 628 Files, 753 Folders
    LocalService - Size on disk 764 KB Contains 26 Files, 40 Folders
    Hidden
    NetworkService - Size on disk 536 KB Contains 8 Files, 26 Folders
    Hidden

    On my previous PC running WinXP Home Edition I deleted the All Users and
    Default User Folders - After rebooting they were back and in addition All
    Users.Windows and Default User.Windows folders were created.

    Also on my previous PC I tried to connect to a older PC with a crossed
    seriai cable - I managed to get the 'Network' to connect and my Admin
    account folder " Dave" spawned "Dave.TOYBOX" and "Dave~1~TOY".

    I spend a lot of time Downloading / Trying out / Deleting Programs/Garbage.
    For every programer that lets me decide were I want to Download\UnZip\Install
    there seems to be a few that have their own ideas were the files should go.

    If the extra Folders are actually required then perhaps a One User Option
    could force all programs\data to the Administrator folder and allow only
    shortcuts in the extra folders which could then be hidden.
     
    Ol_Red, Jun 15, 2006
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