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Move admin desktop to a user?

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#1 davec1000


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Posted 27 April 2005 - 08:17 PM

My wife is using her computer in admin mode. For security I would like to change her over to a user account. But I need to do this seamlessly. She is not computer literate and uses her computer for work, therefore everything must "look and work" the same. I have done this for myself, but I did it the hard way, by resetting everything individually. Is there a way to tell "User" to use the desktop, browser, etc. settings as the administrator? Or, I just thought of this, should I make the admin account a user and set up an new admin account? I've tried to use Windows help and Google, but I don't know how to phrase the question. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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#2 tg1911


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Posted 27 April 2005 - 08:40 PM

This article describes how to copy user data from your Windows XP profile to a new profile.
It doesn't have to be "corrupted" to do it.
How to copy data from a corrupted user profile to a new profile
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