Using installed Programs on Admin acct. with other users profiles Tags: Configuration Chrome Call of Duty Windows 7 Last response: January 23, 2012 2:28 AM in Windows 7 Share gerry410 January 15, 2012 7:09:21 PM Hello all, here I go again. I reinstalled the OS to a new SSD then installed everthing I need. I then created a 2nd user profile without Administrator credientials. I expected to open the 2nd profile and find all my installed programs. Some but not all are on the desktop. Specifically, Chrome - COD - GPU-z and a few others. Some but not all are there. WHY? Do I really need to reinstall Chrome / COD and the rest for each profile? Thanks all! More about : installed programs admin acct users profiles Hawkeye22 a b $ Windows 7 January 16, 2012 12:10:38 PM You shouldn't have to reinstall. You can just pin a shortcut to the executable to your taskbar or drop a shortcut to the executable in your start menu. I just did this over the weekend. I installed steam under the admin account, and pinned a shortcut to it on the taskbar of a standard user account. Edit: During the installation of some programs, it will ask if you want to install for this user or all users. All users automaticall creates entries in every accounts start menu. gerry410 January 23, 2012 2:28:53 AM Dosen't work for Chrome. All others yes. I just opened the standard profile and executed with admin acct.. it worked. thanks Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumAll users can't access installed programs ForumCan't acess my user acct win 7 starts a new temp user account Forummy default user profiles arent working Forumchanging admin acct . and password ForumSafe To Download Programs From Web As Admin User ? ForumProgram installed under Admin , but will not work under User profile ForumAdmin acct not able to access GP settings ForumFrom winxp pro sp3 guest acct need emergency access to admin acct . Forumsharing programs with other users on my system Forumallowing limited users to install software Forumway to let users run program as admin iwthout knowing admi.. ForumAdmin Acct . not visible ForumAdmin account on Windows 7 says User Profile Service failed ForumDel'ing User Acct causes Mem Leak? ForumAutostart programs for different profiles ForumUser running just one program as Admin ? Can it be done? ForumWindows 7 desktop for all users ForumWindow 7 ultimate hp product key ForumHuge Problem With New Rig ForumAfter Formatting,What Should I Do Besides Than Installed Drivers? More resources Read discussions in other Windows 7 categories Configuration Customization Drivers Security Laptops !