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Old 02-21-2005, 06:13 AM   #1
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I'm sharing a computer with somebody else and we both have separate user accounts. But we have different software preferences. For example, I use Winamp and Firefox as default apps and the other uses Windows Media Player and IE as their default apps. How do I balance this out? can you guys give me multiple tips to make it so it's as if we have two totally different computers?

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Old 02-21-2005, 06:35 AM   #2
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and the other uses Windows Media Player and IE as their default apps. How do I balance this out?

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Kill him. IE is an abomination, and he needs to use a better browser. Make him realize that, and since it's all on the same machine, you will want to care about the security holes even more. Even more so if it is your machine...

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Old 02-21-2005, 06:37 AM   #3
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> Kill him. IE is an abomination, and he needs to use a better
> browser. Make him realize that, and since it's all on the
> same machine, you will want to care about the security holes
> even more. Even more so if it is your machine...
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Yeah, that's the aditude.
... the other user is my mom, she's not gonna use different programs unfortunately.<img src=smilies/erm.gif>

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Old 02-21-2005, 06:42 AM   #4
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Yeah, that's the aditude.

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Of course, I'm not that nice. <img src=smilies/upeyes.gif>

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... the other user is my mom, she's not gonna use different
programs unfortunately.

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Have fun cleaning/reformatting the machine...many many times. Trojans abound! Worms need food too you know.

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Old 02-21-2005, 06:50 AM   #5
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> Have fun cleaning/reformatting the machine...many many
> times. Trojans abound! Worms need food too you know.
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I'm not too worried, she doesn't go on websites with lots of spyware. Well, is it possible to put this wall between us?

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Old 02-21-2005, 07:17 AM   #6
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Well, is it possible to put this wall between us?

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I believe so. Each user should be able to set the defaults to whatever they want. It shouldn't interfere with any other user, as long as it isn't global. Anything set to being global is done by the administrator's account, so I guess you could leave that blank or something. (Or just try setting each browser to whatever default you want for each account and see what happens. <img src=smilies/thumb.gif>)

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Old 02-21-2005, 02:29 PM   #7
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I prefer Firefox now, myself... But get a grip dude. Firefox is quite far from perfect itself (at least as far as standards compliance goes--It's css 2.0 still has some way to go).

IE is only a security hole if the person using it is retarded (I've never had my browser 'hijacked' in all the years I'd used it).


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Old 02-21-2005, 07:29 PM   #8
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> IE is only a security hole if the person using it is
> retarded (I've never had my browser 'hijacked' in all the
> years I'd used it).
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Ya, that's true.
>Anything set to being global is done by the administrator's account
The problem is I made both of us administrators. The only options I have (or that I can find) are administrator and limited, which sucks. Limited is like the accounts at my school. Although I did find the program access and defaults and that did work a little bit. I think we can use different browsers now, but I'm having trouble setting up our differences between media players. I can't disable Windows Media Player in my account because I use it for streaming videos, unless there's an easier way to view videos under Winamp...

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Old 02-21-2005, 10:38 PM   #9
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> The problem is I made both of us administrators. The only
> options I have (or that I can find) are administrator and
> limited,

Do you have home or pro?
If you have pro go to start>control panel>adminisrative tools>computer managment

go to local users and groups>users>(right)click the user name>properties>click member of>administrator>remove>add>type in power user>check names>ok><P ID="edit"><FONT class="small">Edited by metbot on 02/21/05 05:45 PM.</FONT></P>
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Old 02-21-2005, 10:45 PM   #10
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> Do you have home or pro?
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I have pro, is there actually a difference though?

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