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    Installing to 'limited' accounts

    I finally have the family PC up and working. It's running XP Pro and I have two accounts set up.

    Mum and Dad is admin, with full access
    The Kids is limited, so they can't install anything.

    I have installed a Game ( B&W ) on the admin account, but it won't run from the limited account.

    Do I have to install it on the limited account too, or is there a fix ?

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    oooh - i had nightmares with that one... check the application data settings (in local profile) and any stuff in my docs - IIRC it installs the reference data into local account settings, and I think the registry stuff is stored in the local user hive. might be faster to try and install locally!

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    I'll give it a go. Cheers.

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    some older apps, especially those designed for win9x rather than nt5, will only run from admin accounts

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    Installs okay, but I'm getting an error when I try to install the patch. It keeps reporting that I don't have privaliges

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    probably best to change the rights on the account then install patch, then downgrade account again

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    Sometimes the simplest idea, is the best

    I'll give it a go. Ta.

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    Unfortunately I still have the same problem, even with the account set as admin.

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    You need to write a .bat script with the runas command. Look up runas syntax on google or do a /?, but you'll probably want to use savecred to save the password in the user account and /noprofile to speed it up (though it might break it in some cases)

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    All I did was a complete un-install, then fresh install into the kids account ( temporarily set to admin ), then set it back to limited, after patching.

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    Yes indeedy

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