Im trying to install programs on a guest account


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rbcuk

Hi im trying to install msn messenger on a guest account, it allows me to
download it but as soon as i try to install it, it says i dont have
permission, im just wondering how do i get permission for it, as im the admin
on my pc, and this is for my gf when she comes round so she can have her own
account on my pc, any help would be appreciated
 
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M

Malke

rbcuk said:
Hi im trying to install msn messenger on a guest account, it allows me to
download it but as soon as i try to install it, it says i dont have
permission, im just wondering how do i get permission for it, as im the
admin on my pc, and this is for my gf when she comes round so she can have
her own account on my pc, any help would be appreciated

If by "guest account" you mean that you enabled Guest in Control Panel>User
Accounts, please go back there and disable it. Guest is a system account
and you'll continually have issues using it. Instead, create a regular user
account and call it "Visitor" or the like - if creating an account in your
GF's actual name shows too much commitment. ;-)

Malke
 
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Anteaus

In any case you cannot install a program for one user only. You need to
install it as an Admin-level user, then configure it as the guest user. If it
causes a nuisance for other users (which it might well do!) then run msconfig
and disable its automatic startup.
 

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