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User Accounts Control Mess


I seem to have created a mess in uac and i can't clean it up. When windows 7 opens up, i have buttons for two accounts, one is an admin account. That admin account is new, created yesterday. The other account was formerly my admin account, but i changed it to standard yesterday, and changed the name too. I did this because i have been having problems installing some hp utilities, and one possibility i read about was problems caused by using an apostrophe in an admin account's name, which i had inadvertently done. So i created a new admin account, changed the old one's name, and changed it to a standard account.

Here's the problem:  when i go into the users folder in explorer, the two accounts mentioned above are not listed, but other old ones are, including the old admin account with its old name. That name and another old account have padlocks on them. I'm assuming that can't be good, even though the only problem i've noticed so far is that i'm still not able to install the hp utilities. I'm willing to give up on them, but i'm afraid it's indicative of other problems down the road.


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User Accounts

I am getting windows 7 ultimate and need to know how to properly set up user accounts: when i set time restrictions for my son, using the standard account, i will use the administrator account to do this. Do i set up an account for myself, as administrator and then one for him , standard account, password protected, then he can change his password later. Or can i set the time restrictions later even though he has password protected his user account.

In other words, can the administrator get into his standard account after he has password protected it? If i need to set this up in advance, do the time restrictions carry over to his user account, saved? Can he modify them? I hope i asked this question clearly, please let me know if you have any questions.


Posted On: 2010-04-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-01-06 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-08 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-05-14 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-28 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-04-22 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-06-21 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-07-09 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-08-13 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I understand from another posting that one person got this resolved by spending two hours on the phone with microsoft tech support. Unfortunately, it is not clear exactly what tech support did to resolve the problem.

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Posted On: 2010-01-10 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I have 2 boys aged 6 and 9 year old, so i through it would be a good idea to set up family safety on the pc. So wanting to fully understand the scope of family safety i carefully followed  instructions and implemented the accounts. I ended up with 3 accounts, 2 for the boys, one each, both with passwords set as their names and one admin account that i did not touch at all!  All looked very good and i was pleased that i now understood a bit more about windows 7 and i had better control on my children’s web usage/access. Started at this point! 

The pc was rebooted and the screen came up with the 3 accounts, all looking good. I then entered the relevant passwords to each account in turn and none were accepted, just the response "user name or password incorrect" !

I raised this with your forum and was directed to carry out a restore to the last save point, i did this and the pc came up, but i lost simply months of work effort and left very disillusioned with both my new pc and microsoft!
 
Very carefully again i set 2 accounts up for the boys and this time i did set a password for the admin account. On completion i switched user accounts and to my horror and intense disappointment i get the message "user name or password incorrect". My machine is locked out again!

Can you please assist me? I’ve worked with pc ‘s on an off for 15+ years, i’m not stupid and understand the environment, but this is killing me. I’ve starting to hate the thing i love and that managed all the entertainment to my house! All i wanted to do was improve the computing experience of my family!

The pc is a packard bell extreme running windows home premium. Please please help me to set up family safety accounts and understand what and what is going on here? I also do not have a password restore disc, so i’m going to restore the pc again.


Posted On: 2010-03-27 . View Related Posts . . View 9 Replies .

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Is there a way i can have uac turned on and still have everything work? Or do i really need uac turned on. My guess is that who ever reinstalled the system on my computer did something that makes them the primary account, although it shows that i am the only account and the administrator. I have tried correcting this issue via advanced tools in ie8 with no luck.


Posted On: 2009-08-13 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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To stop the prompt run regedit. Navigate to the registry key
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I did this but i want it to be turned on for other programs especially my e-mail and internet programs.


Posted On: 2009-12-21 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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I am finding the user account control function to be a total pain in windows 7, because half my programs fall foul of it and half do not.

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Posted On: 2009-12-19 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

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Posted On: 2010-03-26 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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I did read an old article that was similar to this problem on a non-microsoft forum that discussed win 7 beta issues. I don't want to do anything unless it from a microsoft forum.


Posted On: 2010-01-20 . View Related Posts . . View 5 Replies .

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Between good programs and network file sharing, i am ready to ditch my experiment with user account control. I have lived with computers for twenty years (more than half that connected on broadband internet 24x7) with no viruses and no hackers. I do not see any disadvantage in ditching uac, but if someone can conclusively say how to neuter it , i am willing to listen carefully.


Posted On: 2010-08-24 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

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