1 user only...any way to simplify things?

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I am setting my dad's computer up with XP Home and he lives alone. Is there
any way of simplifying where things go...'allusers', etc.? So there is only
one setting, for documents, startmenu, everything (like 98 had). When things
are installed, I want them to go automatically onto his start menu.
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Don't set up any users. Just let the system set him up as the only user
    during the installation.

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    Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
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    "4kaz" <4kaz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:3B55A7C1-9F30-4B86-970A-E694F01AF253@microsoft.com...
    >I am setting my dad's computer up with XP Home and he lives alone. Is
    >there
    > any way of simplifying where things go...'allusers', etc.? So there is
    > only
    > one setting, for documents, startmenu, everything (like 98 had). When
    > things
    > are installed, I want them to go automatically onto his start menu.
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.newusers (More info?)

    Yes Colin, but, there still will be an Administrator, Default, Allusers and
    <whatever his profile will be called> as a minimum under D&S - if .NET gets
    installed, and ASPNET user is installed.
    For the OP, software installations when done, you'll need to make sure the
    folder and shortcuts make it to either your father's profile or allusers
    profile, either way, they'll show up on his start menu.

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    "Colin Barnhorst" <colinbarharst(nojunk)@msn.com> wrote in message
    news:uDK#agAJFHA.2956@TK2MSFTNGP12.phx.gbl...
    > Don't set up any users. Just let the system set him up as the only user
    > during the installation.
    >
    > --
    > Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
    > (Reply to the group only unless otherwise requested)
    > "4kaz" <4kaz@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:3B55A7C1-9F30-4B86-970A-E694F01AF253@microsoft.com...
    > >I am setting my dad's computer up with XP Home and he lives alone. Is
    > >there
    > > any way of simplifying where things go...'allusers', etc.? So there is
    > > only
    > > one setting, for documents, startmenu, everything (like 98 had). When
    > > things
    > > are installed, I want them to go automatically onto his start menu.
    >
    >
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