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free cell problem

by bently / February 2, 2004 1:48 PM PST

Using freecell, win xp home.

OK, I reformatted, reinstalled XP home. Everything seems to be working properly, except... Free cell.

Display messages on illegal moves
Double click moves to free cell

I have UNchecked the above options over a dozen times, yet each time I play new gave of free cell, those 2 options are checked, and I have to uncheck them again.

Never had that problem in years of playing free cell. What do I do to keep those options permanently UNchecked?



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Re:free cell problem
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 2, 2004 9:05 PM PST
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Is the account a LIMITED USER?

If so, that could explain it.

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Re:Re:free cell problem
by bently / February 2, 2004 10:46 PM PST
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Is the account a LIMITED USER?

Not sure what that is.

I am only person using computer.



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READ this discussion. And BEWARE that you are not the only user.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 2, 2004 11:12 PM PST
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Re:READ this discussion. And BEWARE that you are not the only user.
by bently / February 3, 2004 5:34 AM PST

Using Win XP home edition
I am the ONLY user of this computer , but have the following USER FILES In Documents & Settings.
All Users
Default Users
Local Service
Network Service
My name User


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With XP, one user is DANGEROUS.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 3, 2004 6:22 AM PST

It's a sure fire way to lock yourself out of simple repairs.

Here's a few dated discussions:

1. XP forgotten password.

Even though you didn't use one. People forget or a bug/pest/virus/worm changes the account you use. A spare Administrator account saves the day.

2. Another long discussion about accounts and such.

3. THIS IS THE ONE TO READ -> I'm the only user

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(nt) ping...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 1, 2004 9:46 PM PST


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To find out if you're the admin...
by Adi / February 3, 2004 6:32 AM PST

Go to Start menu --> control panel. Then click on user accounts. A new window should come up. At the bottom of this window should be written your account name (you said yours was "User"?) next to your picture, and underneath will be written either "computer administrator" or "Limited account". If you're the only user, you should be the administrator. If not, change it!!

One other thing, just to check, are you with Freeserve Anytime? Because I had the same problem on my 98 machine with Freecell and the Freeserve Connection Kit, which screwed up Freecell completely. I wasn't bothered personally, but dad was a bit miffed Wink If not, then it just sound like another wonderful Windows bug that keeps us all on our toes. Where would we be without Microsoft?

Hope this message helps.


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Re:To find out if you're the admin...
by bently / February 3, 2004 1:04 PM PST


3. THIS IS THE ONE TO READ -> I'm the only user

We're sorry, but the page you requested could not be found.
If you got here by typing a URL, please make sure the spelling, capitalization, and punctuation are correct, then try reloading the page.


Checked and I am the administrator, and have one other account listed, GUEST, GUEST ACCOUNT IS OFF

Never heard of Freeserve, so I don't think I have it on computer. Had trouble with freecell when I used to use POP UP manager. Wonderful MS products.



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Bob, I found the missing post...
by bently / February 3, 2004 1:29 PM PST


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There is likely a hidden Administrator account....
by David Chan / April 1, 2004 10:25 PM PST

On most XP Home PCs I've worked with if you hit the F8 key on startup and choose to boot into Safemode you will see the option to boot into the Administrator or User Name account.

This Administrator account is normally hidden from view except in Safemode.
Besides performing other tasks you can use it to fix a corrupt user profile by creating a new profile in Safemode.

You can try that test to see if your PC has this Administrator account.

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