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XP Home user account

Discussion in 'Software' started by itbookham, Jul 23, 2008.

  1. itbookham

    itbookham Nibble Poster

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    Hi,

    I need to delete a user account in XP Home. Does anyone know what will be deleted if I do this?

    Thanks,
    Mark
     
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  2. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Hi Mark,

    It will delete everything that user has created; profile, my doc's etc. Any particular reason? Might be better off disabling it.

    Simon
     
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  3. itbookham

    itbookham Nibble Poster

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    There are two user accounts on this computer both with administrator priviliges. AOL works fine in one profile, but not in the other. I created a new test user account and AOL works fine in that profile. So, it looks as if something may have become corrupted in the account that cannot run AOL. I thought I would delete that account and create another for the user.
     
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  4. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    AOL Alert!

    Back-up any of the users docs, e-mails etc (no encryption with XP home), and nuke!

    Simon
     
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  5. itbookham

    itbookham Nibble Poster

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    Hi Simon,

    I suppose if I back up c:\documents and settings\user profile\*.* nothing will be missed, except emails, but that doesn't matter, as she uses AOL.

    Thanks,
    Mark
     
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  6. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Hi,

    A lot of that won't be required. In fact, you may well carry the problem over.

    I would just back up the "my doc's", desktop items (not shortcuts), and IE/Firefox favourites.

    Simon
     
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  7. itbookham

    itbookham Nibble Poster

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    Ok, thanks..
     
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