Admin account only - bad? If so how tsfr data to new user account?

Posted: 01-24-2008, 02:38 PM
I am the only user of this PC and have set up with just one account - the
admin account.
I'm told this is a bad thing. If so can I transfer everything to a new
ordinary used account without going through all the setting up again?
Thanks
Les

Admin account only - bad? If so how tsfr data to new user account?


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Posted: 01-24-2008, 04:16 PM

Les;584343 Wrote:
> I am the only user of this PC and have set up with just one account -
> the
> admin account.
> I'm told this is a bad thing. If so can I transfer everything to a new
> ordinary used account without going through all the setting up again?
> Thanks
> Les
Hi Les,

It's really up to you. It is just more of a security risk running in a
"Administrator" account versus running in a "Standard" account. If you
want to, you can. All you need to do is to create a new "Standard"
account and copy what you want to it from within the Administrator
account, then logon and use the Standard account for everyday stuff and
the Administrator account for when you want to make changes to the
computer. Either way you will still have to have an Administrator
account though. The main difference is that in the Administrator account
you will have to click Allow or Continue to let something have full
access to the computer. In a Standard account, you will have to type in
the Administrator account's password to Allow or Continue.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/93...nt-create.html

Hope this helps you decide,
Shawn


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