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kraut

First off let me say I am an XP user and this is about the wife's
Vista box so I may not explain it just right. Plus we are new to both
OSs having just upgraded from 98 a couple weeks ago.

In XP under Documents and Settings in Explorer there are accounts for
Default, All and Larry (The administrator me) and a Start Menu thing
under each.

On my wifes Vista in Explorer she has an Administrator account for
Connie (Herself) and an All Users account I believe it is. I am not
at her system now so not sure how it is worded. The Admin Account is
the only one set up because she is basically the only user other then
when she asks me to look at something for her.

The thing is that under the Start, Programs in the Start Menu on her
Vista box when you go into Explorer and look in the Start Menu
settings for both Connie and All Users there is a Programs group under
the Start, Programs that has Office, MS Works, ETC in it. So you
would click on Start, Programs, then Programs under Start, Programs to
get to the installed programs. But when we click on Start on the
taskbar there is no Programs group showing under Start, Programs.
Could it be the names?? My XP box has a Programs groups under Start,
Programs and it works fine. I hope I am explaining this good enough
so someone understands me.

I went to the Start Menu in Explorer for All Users and shared
everything in the All Users Start Menu to no avail. Right now I made
shortcuts on desktop for the programs so she can get to them but she
does not like them there.

Help.




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Matt Saunders

Hi there

Your post is a little confusing.

Let me get this straight you have a vista PC that only your wife uses which
has an account called Connie.

If this is the case then you should have a folder located here
C:\Users\Connie

This account will be an be in the administrator group which will allow you
to perform admin tasks. This is not the built in admin account as that is
disabled by default

You have lost me after that. Whats the actuall problem?
 
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kraut

First off let me say I am an XP user and this is about the wife's
Vista box so I may not explain it just right. Plus we are new to both
OSs having just upgraded from 98 a couple weeks ago.

In XP under Documents and Settings in Explorer there are accounts for
Default, All and Larry (The administrator me) and a Start Menu thing
under each.

On my wifes Vista in Explorer she has an Administrator account for
Connie (Herself) and an All Users account I believe it is. I am not
at her system now so not sure how it is worded. The Admin Account is
the only one set up because she is basically the only user other then
when she asks me to look at something for her.

The thing is that under the Start, Programs in the Start Menu on her
Vista box when you go into Explorer and look in the Start Menu
settings for both Connie and All Users there is a Programs group under
the Start, Programs that has Office, MS Works, ETC in it. So you
would click on Start, Programs, then Programs under Start, Programs to
get to the installed programs. But when we click on Start on the
taskbar there is no Programs group showing under Start, Programs.
Could it be the names?? My XP box has a Programs groups under Start,
Programs and it works fine. I hope I am explaining this good enough
so someone understands me.

I went to the Start Menu in Explorer for All Users and shared
everything in the All Users Start Menu to no avail. Right now I made
shortcuts on desktop for the programs so she can get to them but she
does not like them there.

Help.

OK I worked the problem out myself. I know I may not have explained
it too good but as I said this was on my wife's new Vista box which I
am not real familiar with.

The problem was when she clicked on Start, Programs there should have
then been a Programs group along with Games, Startup, Utilities, ETC
but it was not showing up. Thus Start, Programs, Programs which had
her Office, MS Works, ETC. Follow me so far in case someone else has
this problem?? I made a Programs group under Start, Programs which
works on my XP box.

Well while trying to figure out why it would not show up the wife said
to me "This may be a stupid question but what if having a Programs
group under Start, Programs confused it"?? The computer I guess she
meant. Well to show her that having a Programs group under Start,
Programs made no diff and to keep her happy I shortened the Programs
group name to Progs and restarted system and low and behold it
worked!!! The Progs group showed up under Start, Programs.

Evidently having a Programs group under Start, Programs did "confuse"
it. Now that is all I hear from the wife that SHE figured it out when
she knows nothing about computers and I am SUPPOSED to. My life is
going to be miserable for a while!! :-(

Just thought I would let yous know the solution in case anyone else
had this problem.




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