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Anonymous
September 27, 2004 12:27:45 AM

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I got a new computer at home and it was loaded with
Windows XP Home. I previously used Windows 98 SE.

I've set up two user accounts and have most everything
loaded. I have downloaded and installed both SpySweeper
and HistoryKill/PopUp Killer and they manage to load on
startup on one account (I think the one that was
operating when I downloaded?), but not on the other one.
I can find them and start them on the other account.

How do I get those two programs to load on startup for
the other account, too?

Thanks,
Reid

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Anonymous
September 27, 2004 3:05:44 AM

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Reid wrote:
> I got a new computer at home and it was loaded with
> Windows XP Home. I previously used Windows 98 SE.
>
> I've set up two user accounts and have most everything
> loaded. I have downloaded and installed both SpySweeper
> and HistoryKill/PopUp Killer and they manage to load on
> startup on one account (I think the one that was
> operating when I downloaded?), but not on the other one.
> I can find them and start them on the other account.
>
> How do I get those two programs to load on startup for
> the other account, too?


HOW TO: Create and Configure User Accounts in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;279783&Product=winxp

HOW TO: Set, View, Change, or Remove Special Permissions for Files and
Folders in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;308419&Product=winxp

Doug's Windows XP Security Console
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/utils/xp_securityconsole.htm

Windows XP is a multi-user OS, even when used by one person only, the
fundamentals don't change.

Documents and Settings is the directory that contains your user
information/documents/etc. It also contains a few extra directories used by
Windows.

One is "Default User" - This is used whenever a new account is created. It
bases the initial setup of that account off this directory.

Another is "All Users" - This is used by.. all users. If you want something
to appear on the desktop of every user of the machine, you put it on this
users desktop (in the desktop folder.) Etc.

You may also see "Administrator" - depending on your setup, this is the
original administrator user and if you know that account's password, you
should leave him alone and use him only in an emergency.

You could also (if you have it where you can see ALL files) see
"LocalService" and "NetworkService" folders. These are service accounts,
normally unused by the standard user.

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September 27, 2004 2:23:11 PM

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Reid wrote:

> I got a new computer at home and it was loaded with
> Windows XP Home. I previously used Windows 98 SE.
>
> I've set up two user accounts and have most everything
> loaded. I have downloaded and installed both SpySweeper
> and HistoryKill/PopUp Killer and they manage to load on
> startup on one account (I think the one that was
> operating when I downloaded?), but not on the other one.
> I can find them and start them on the other account.
>
> How do I get those two programs to load on startup for
> the other account, too?
>
> Thanks,
> Reid

Put a shortcut to them in c:\documents and settings\all users\start
menu\programs\startup

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Anonymous
September 27, 2004 5:38:19 PM

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On Sun, 26 Sep 2004 20:27:45 -0700, "Reid"
<anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>I got a new computer at home and it was loaded with
>Windows XP Home. I previously used Windows 98 SE.
>
>I've set up two user accounts and have most everything
>loaded. I have downloaded and installed both SpySweeper
>and HistoryKill/PopUp Killer and they manage to load on
>startup on one account (I think the one that was
>operating when I downloaded?), but not on the other one.
>I can find them and start them on the other account.
>
>How do I get those two programs to load on startup for
>the other account, too?

Shortcuts to programs to be loaded on startup can be placed in these
folders:-

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu

C:\Documents and Settings\User 1 name\Start Menu

C:\Documents and Settings\User 2 name\Start Menu

If you want a program to run for all users then MOVE the short cut
from the 2nd or 3rd (etc.) of these folders into the first one.


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Anonymous
September 28, 2004 5:35:47 PM

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On Mon, 27 Sep 2004 13:38:19 +1000, Aussie Bomber
<AussieBomber@privacy.net> wrote:

>On Sun, 26 Sep 2004 20:27:45 -0700, "Reid"
><anonymous@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
>>I got a new computer at home and it was loaded with
>>Windows XP Home. I previously used Windows 98 SE.
>>
>>I've set up two user accounts and have most everything
>>loaded. I have downloaded and installed both SpySweeper
>>and HistoryKill/PopUp Killer and they manage to load on
>>startup on one account (I think the one that was
>>operating when I downloaded?), but not on the other one.
>>I can find them and start them on the other account.
>>
>>How do I get those two programs to load on startup for
>>the other account, too?
>
>Shortcuts to programs to be loaded on startup can be placed in these
>folders:-
>
>C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu
>
>C:\Documents and Settings\User 1 name\Start Menu
>
>C:\Documents and Settings\User 2 name\Start Menu
>
>If you want a program to run for all users then MOVE the short cut
>from the 2nd or 3rd (etc.) of these folders into the first one.

Oooooppppps - sorry!! those folders should be:-

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

C:\Documents and Settings\User 2 name\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

C:\Documents and Settings\User 1 name\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

Gee - everyone asleep (like I was when I sent my first!!) and did not
pick me up on my mistake?!?!


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Anonymous
September 29, 2004 10:35:38 PM

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Reid wrote:
> I got a new computer at home and it was loaded with
> Windows XP Home. I previously used Windows 98 SE.
>
> I've set up two user accounts and have most everything
> loaded. I have downloaded and installed both SpySweeper
> and HistoryKill/PopUp Killer and they manage to load on
> startup on one account (I think the one that was
> operating when I downloaded?), but not on the other one.
> I can find them and start them on the other account.
>
> How do I get those two programs to load on startup for
> the other account, too?
>
> Thanks,
> Reid

Reid

XP is a multi-user OS. Many software programs are not aware of this
environment. When you install these programs they only work for the account
that was logged on during the installation. If the other advice here does
not work, you may need to reinstall the program, to the original
installation folder, while logged on with the other account. This will place
the proper registry info and shortcuts for the program into the second
account.



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