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Creating new user

by LarryD / October 31, 2004 7:06 PM PST

Thanks to CNET for adding a search box, since a friend of mine is having the same problem my daughter had a few months ago and I couldn't remember the fix!

In any event (thanks Lee!), my friend's explorer bar is freezing. I can move the mouse and launch items from the notification area, but for the most part the computer needs to be powered down. Here is the threaddescribing my issues.

I wish to create a new user. I remember it was a pain in the tuchish (Yiddish). I had to manually move stuff and reinstall some programs. Is there an easy way to move to a new user? I'd hate to use FAST since I don't know if the 'bug' will come over.

Thanks!

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Re: Fixing this by Sharing Or copying files
by Native_Texan / December 7, 2004 5:38 AM PST
In reply to: Re: Creating new user

Ok after reading the tips.
1) Does this mean the old user JM account is corrupted?
2) If I can copy all those files to the new account, then would it be possible to just share the contents of the old user account and they be accessible that way?
I am a bit of a newbie here, so not sure about application data transferring files as suggested etc.
3) I am afraid to delete the old one since when I go to log off or go to user accounts. there is nothing new there. it still has the same user as before and does not have a new user that says I cant switch user.
in other words does the new user windows created for me when pc crashed automatically take over the sign on name. it appears that way. The old JM folder is
1.04 GB and the new texas2 account is about 1/2 at
57 mb. I amm afraid i may mess it up worse. It appears to be working ok.
4) Could I just copy all the pictures and documents to disk and re load them. and then ignore the old JM account??
if JM account is not bothering anything, then i would rather leave it on since pc still functioning and either share the files or copy them to disk and
re load them on to pc. The old JM account has a windows folder in it, that none of the other 3 have, and it has subfolder system in it. That appears empty but now I am afraid to delete anything. most of the programs that were loaded seemed to have remained intact.
I am not pc expert so the simplest way is best and especially if JM is ok to leave on there.
I dont know what happened.
thanks in advance

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Re: Fixing this by Sharing Or copying files
by Marilyn Keiffer / December 8, 2004 7:09 PM PST

How can I copy files to disk so I can install it on a new computer?

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Re: Fixing this by Sharing Or copying files
by glb613 / December 8, 2004 9:42 PM PST

A lot depends on what is installed on your computer. Do you have a CD burner? Do you use a floppy?

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Re: Creating new user
by spy HH / December 9, 2004 12:17 AM PST
In reply to: Creating new user

Hi larry.

You may create a new user loggin as the administrator and clicking Start menu>control panel >User accounts >

Then a new window appears and on the top pick create a new user account.

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