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How to create a local account without programs and without anything on it?


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#1 TheUninvited

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 05:28 AM

I would like to create an local account mostly for gaming, i will run only steam on it, but i don't want any programs or anything on that account on it ? Is it possible?

 

Also that account not be able to do anything without administrator permission.



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Posted 02 March 2016 - 06:26 AM

It depends on the programs.  Most programs will put icons in C:\Users\Public\Desktop for desktop icons and C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs, any icons stored in those locations will be visible to every user who logs into the machine.  So, removing visibility to all installed programs isn't an easy thing to do.

 

Making it a local account isn't an issue.



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Posted 02 March 2016 - 07:27 AM

It depends on the programs.  Most programs will put icons in C:\Users\Public\Desktop for desktop icons and C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs, any icons stored in those locations will be visible to every user who logs into the machine.  So, removing visibility to all installed programs isn't an easy thing to do.

 

Making it a local account isn't an issue.

You got a point there.

 

Well hmm what about is there an applications that shows me up all my programs who are running and ask me to allow or to disable them? like on startup?



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Posted 02 March 2016 - 08:07 AM

...but i don't want any programs or anything on that account on it ? Is it possible?

Yes, it's possible.  Once you create the new account just uninstall or remove any default apps.



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Posted 02 March 2016 - 01:22 PM

Hello,

you could try this: http://steamcommunity.com/groups/bigpicture/discussions/1/864958451556578063/?l=english

 

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Posted 02 March 2016 - 03:38 PM

I would like to create an local account mostly for gaming, i will run only steam on it, but i don't want any programs or anything on that account on it ? Is it possible?

 

Also that account not be able to do anything without administrator permission.

Each account will have a desktop folder under their profile in the users folder. All (desktop apps) will still be there but you won't see them unless you go to the folder where they were install. The shortcuts are what is specific to the user. 


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