My daughter bought he laptop from her company which was closing down. All went OK until I read an article in a PC magazine about controlling access to user accounts and it showed how another user account could be created so we went ahead and created one for me. The program suggested that we should create 2 user accounts rather than one so that's what we did. Now, we can't run programs by double-clicking the icons although they will run saved files. We also can't install any new sotware. Any suggestions for rectification ? Unfortunately we don't have the WinXP disk. Cheerz, Baz
If you have set up the accounts as "user" rather than "administrator" you will find you have very limited use.......Ie you wont be able to install many,if any software and will find that some programs will not run unless you have administrator priviledges.
Try changing your account to Administrator and see if you can now use the pc as you wish.
Also to log on as the administrator, choose the option to disable the welcome screen in User Accounts (under 'Change the way users log on or off' or something like that). Then log off, and log on using the 'classic' log in box (renaming the User Name to 'Administrator').
Unfortunately the laptop has Office SBE 2003 plus WinXP Pro and I don't have the disks. I wouldn't mind buying WinXP Pro but don't have the original key to allow re-installation and keyfinfer.exe will not work !!! Any other suggestions ?