XP Pro 64 and restricted accounts?

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by charles, Jan 15, 2006.

  1. charles

    charles Guest

    I just installed XP Pro 64 on a new machine. I tried to set up 2 accounts,
    administrator and user. The user account I made a restricted account. When
    not adding hardware or software I would like to use the user account to do
    regular stuff. Trouble is, when I logout and log back in, all my settings
    that I changed are back to the defaults. How can I change the environment in
    user perminantly? It even changes the default web page in IE back to the
    original one even though I change it to http://www.slashdot.org/

    charles, Jan 15, 2006
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  2. Okay, this is a little long winded but here it goes;

    1. Create a new user called TEMPADMIN or similar and give it admin
    2. Set up that user account with all the settings you require e.g. IE home
    page desktop etc
    3. In explorer go to C:\document and setting\ and you will see a list of the
    user profiles that have logged onto the computer plus one called all users
    and one called default user.
    4. In the 'Default User' profile/folder you will see a file called User.dat
    back this up or rename it.
    5. In the TEMPADMIN profile/folder you will also see a file called User.dat
    copy this to the 'Default User' profile/folder
    6. Rename or backup the limited user profile for any data retention
    7. Log off the computer and back on using the limited user account and it
    (and any new user accounts) will have the default setting you created.

    Carwyn Hollett, Jan 16, 2006
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