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Anonymous
March 19, 2005 10:15:03 PM

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Hi. I would appreciate any advice on this.
I have searched these forums and my pc for info but cannot find the answer -
probably because I don't actually know the terminology - but I'm sure someone
will know what I am talking about.

I use XP home and am the main user with admin rights. I also have one other
user who only uses Internet explorer and MS Office. There is also guest user
for anyone else.

Problem is I have installed some software which works for me (for example a
backup program), but it also appears & starts when my named user logs in -
but she doesn't need it. How can I prevent these extra programs from loading
in her profile? Can I use msconfig to selectively start programs for
different profiles?

Thanks
Michael


http://www.kleeneze-people.co.uk
Anonymous
March 20, 2005 12:41:10 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

On Sat, 19 Mar 2005 19:15:03 -0800, Michael Hoeben wrote:

> Hi. I would appreciate any advice on this.
> I have searched these forums and my pc for info but cannot find the answer -
> probably because I don't actually know the terminology - but I'm sure someone
> will know what I am talking about.
>
> I use XP home and am the main user with admin rights. I also have one other
> user who only uses Internet explorer and MS Office. There is also guest user
> for anyone else.
>
> Problem is I have installed some software which works for me (for example a
> backup program), but it also appears & starts when my named user logs in -
> but she doesn't need it. How can I prevent these extra programs from loading
> in her profile? Can I use msconfig to selectively start programs for
> different profiles?
>
> Thanks
> Michael
>
>
> http://www.kleeneze-people.co.uk

First find out how the program is starting. If it's starting from a
shortcut in the Start> Startup folder, check to see which startup folder
it's loading from. If it's in .\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start
Menu\Programs\Startup, move it to .\Documents and Settings\<your
account>\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

If the program is running at startup due to a configuration setting,
disable that setting. Then create a shortcut to the program and put it in
your startup folder.

--
Sharon F
MS-MVP ~ Windows Shell/User
In memory of our dear friend, MVP Alex Nichol
Anonymous
March 20, 2005 12:46:08 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

In addition:
http://groups.google.co.in/groups?selm=udq03nMhEHA.1644...

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"Michael Hoeben" <MichaelHoeben@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A464E26D-1B82-4FE5-BF3E-28983ED49DB6@microsoft.com...
> Hi. I would appreciate any advice on this.
> I have searched these forums and my pc for info but cannot find the
> answer -
> probably because I don't actually know the terminology - but I'm sure
> someone
> will know what I am talking about.
>
> I use XP home and am the main user with admin rights. I also have one
> other
> user who only uses Internet explorer and MS Office. There is also guest
> user
> for anyone else.
>
> Problem is I have installed some software which works for me (for example
> a
> backup program), but it also appears & starts when my named user logs in -
> but she doesn't need it. How can I prevent these extra programs from
> loading
> in her profile? Can I use msconfig to selectively start programs for
> different profiles?
>
> Thanks
> Michael
>
>
> http://www.kleeneze-people.co.uk
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