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Vista Vagary

by paddyjoe / February 10, 2007 3:29 PM PST

I have operated Windows XP Pro on my computers since Day One in 2001, using only my User account on each machine, on the basis that, since I am the only person who has access, I have administrative rights and do not need another set of accounts for the Administrator taking up more of my HDD space. I set up my computers that way and have had no problems since.

It now appears that if I upgrade to Vista I will be forced to run Administrator accounts as well as my user accounts. If I were sharing computers I could see the logic behind this, but in my case it seems to be a step backwards, instead of an upgrade.

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by Nataliya33 / February 11, 2007 4:42 AM PST
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when i installed vista i didnt need to make anymore accounts there was mine and the adminstrator but u can just turn off the adminsrator account by going to run and typing
control userpasswords2

and clicking the advanced tab then click advanced double click users then right click on adminstrator click propities and tick account is diasabled

also if u want your account to run as an adminsrator you have to knock off the user account control otherwise evrytime u want to make changes to the system it will ask u to log in as the adminstrator

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by paddyjoe / February 11, 2007 9:34 AM PST
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Thanks for your prompt reply. I have not yet got around to installing Vista but when I do I will keep your advice in mind.

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by drudgetoiler / February 11, 2007 9:42 AM PST
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or u could just buy a mac, just turn it on and dont worry about anything just turn it on...

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