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  1. #1
    Neil McC
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    Default Friend with new pc-XP and how do I help her set up?

    I've read here about administrator/user roles on XP Home.I'm on ME so haven't bothered with different logons.Friend and I don't know how to set the pc up that way,so I can load programs like freerip etc on for her. Any sites that explain how we do it,please?
    And the whole pc thing is new to her.Looks like Paradise are sending a cd to her to set up her connection to them.So a lot of updating to do first.And the Nortons runs out in December,just great!
    Thanks.

  2. #2
    ilikelinux
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    Default Re: Friend with new pc-XP and how do I help her set up?

    If the pc had xp pre installed, there will be an oem or Owner user name. These are computer administrators. Once you are in them, you can go to control panel and users. to set up more accounts. when you set up another account you have the options of the user being an computer administrator or user.


    Ilikelinux (but use windows 2)

  3. #3
    hamstar
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    Default Re: Friend with new pc-XP and how do I help her set up?

    If you want more updates for nortons just uninstall and reinstall it...
    Or buy computer magazines that have the updates on them...

    Virus definitions should be free anyway!

  4. #4
    Neil McC
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    Default Re: Friend with new pc-XP and how do I help her set up?

    So you need to log in as an admin to install/delete programs?Or if it's setup as one user,can she do everything? Thanks.

  5. #5
    tommy
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    Default Re: Friend with new pc-XP and how do I help her set up?

    If there is only one user account on the computer that account will be an administrator account which is authorised to do all maintenance on the computer, including installing programs, etc. Do remember to ensure that the account is password protected for security, not just for the computer physically but also for when on the internet as protection against hackers.

  6. #6
    beama
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    Default Re: Friend with new pc-XP and how do I help her set up?

    hamster
    I think nortons are onto that reinstall thing
    AVG is good and cheap http://www.grisoft.com ensure you get the free version

  7. #7
    Neil McC
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    Default Re: Friend with new pc-XP and how do I help her set up?

    Thanks tommy.

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