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XP Home - Installed prgrams not available to Limited User

by philcreeklab / June 2, 2005 3:45 AM PDT

I am having a problem in that some programs installed while logged in as Administrator, do not show up as available to the Limited User account. As I recall there is some option relating to making new installs available to all users, but I had thought it was switched to allow all users access to my new installations. I have not had a problem previously with many, many other software installations in XP Home.

(I really long for the bygone day when manuals came with software. For recent computer users, a manual is a book which actually lists all commands, options, etc. They used to be sold with software. This is NOT an urban myth.)

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Some programs don't work with limited users.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 2, 2005 3:51 AM PDT

Hence the word "limited" does describe the effect and limitations. Many games do not support such an user.

I fixed a few by copying shortcuts to the user, then figuring out what permissions to what registry keys needed loosening, but that is all too generic an answer for some but without a specific name (and then it would have to be one I fixed recently) all that can be shared is the generic procedure.

As to manuals, I just dumped 40 pounds of manuals (mostly about Clipper and dBase programming) into the recycle bins today. I'm sure I have more if they are needed.

Bob

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I was installing OpenOffice
by philcreeklab / June 2, 2005 9:42 AM PDT

the install I was trying was a very generic application, OpenOffice. While it appears to work for the Administrator, it is no go for the only limited user I have set up.

As an additional note - I carve my disk into multiple partitions and usually put applications somewhere other than the C: drive. That whay when I have to reinstall windows, my data lives!. I also get the satisfaction of formatting C: when things are bad and need to do a clean reinstall.

The user problem has only cropped up in the last month - I have about 2 years of success prior.

Thanks for the help.

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You may be in luck.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 2, 2005 10:21 AM PDT

Open Office has an active and supportive support site. I would post the issue there. But be forewarned, if you post it and it was asked before they tend to roast you.

Bob

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