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willh43
07-09-2005, 11:53 PM
hi im running a windows xp computer with several user accounts and my
administrator account, my son wants to put a game (from cdrom) onto his
account, but cannot as he does not have the administrator privileges to do
so. i do not want him to have full administrator access but im sure there is
a way for me to let him install the game withoud them.

i know this seems trifling compared to some of the other problems but help
would be much appreciated, thankyou in advance.

Malke
07-09-2005, 11:53 PM
willh43 wrote:

> hi im running a windows xp computer with several user accounts and my
> administrator account, my son wants to put a game (from cdrom) onto
> his account, but cannot as he does not have the administrator
> privileges to do so. i do not want him to have full administrator
> access but im sure there is a way for me to let him install the game
> withoud them.
>
> i know this seems trifling compared to some of the other problems but
> help would be much appreciated, thankyou in advance.

First check on the game's website to make sure it can run in a Limited
account. Some games - like The Sims - need a patch to do this. If this
is your case, download the patch. Then, assuming the game can run in a
Limited Account, install it from your account and make a shortcut to
the game in your son's Start menu. Do this latter by right-clicking on
the Start button and choosing "Explore All Users". Locate the game
shortcut in your account's Start menu and copy it to your son's Start
menu.

Malke
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Roger Abell
07-09-2005, 11:53 PM
A number of games are totally brain-dead, and in their default installed
setup will need an admin account in order to just run them. A number of
these can be tweaked/fixed so that they will run as a limited account.
For the install, in general installation is something the needs to be done
with an admin account, so you could consider doing it for him.
If you then run into the "brain-dead" situation, try reading in the
newsgroup
microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin
where the topic comes up from time to time.

--
Roger Abell
Microsoft MVP (Windows Security)
MCSE (W2k3,W2k,Nt4) MCDBA
"willh43" <willh43@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2B2C1050-C601-4242-8792-3A007797C2B1@microsoft.com...
> hi im running a windows xp computer with several user accounts and my
> administrator account, my son wants to put a game (from cdrom) onto his
> account, but cannot as he does not have the administrator privileges to do
> so. i do not want him to have full administrator access but im sure there
is
> a way for me to let him install the game withoud them.
>
> i know this seems trifling compared to some of the other problems but help
> would be much appreciated, thankyou in advance.

willh43
07-09-2005, 11:53 PM
thankyou both for your expedient help, im glad to see these forums actually
work, now we know why bill gates has all those billions

lecter
07-09-2005, 11:53 PM
Why?

On Tue, 31 May 2005 07:14:08 -0700, "willh43"
<willh43@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>thankyou both for your expedient help, im glad to see these forums actually
>work, now we know why bill gates has all those billions


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Lecter
- "Trust No One!"


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