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Using installed Programs on Admin acct. with other users profiles

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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!
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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.
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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.

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