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User's dilemma

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Sysu, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. Sysu

    Sysu Flightless Bird

    PC Games installed only w/Admin. privies, but want to play them as Standard
    user.

    Some games I install using my Admin acct. show up on my Standard user
    desktop to play and some don't. Why? How can I install as Admin. and play
    as Standard?

    I noticed the one that does show up for both accounts has a website for
    "Game Downloads". Could this be it? It even has a popup window telling me I
    am a standard user and to connect to the internet to use other features.
    Now, this is what worries me. I don't want to play any of the games I install
    from disc via my Admins privie acct, but as standard user.



    Is there any way to sort of merge the two so that the desktop
    "items"/options(games) are not so dramatically different?

    The Standard user is the only one that surfs the internet. The Admin. Acct.
    ONLY Windows/Microsoft Update.
     
  2. Terry R.

    Terry R. Flightless Bird

    On 3/1/2010 7:59 AM On a whim, Sysu pounded out on the keyboard

    > PC Games installed only w/Admin. privies, but want to play them as Standard
    > user.
    >
    > Some games I install using my Admin acct. show up on my Standard user
    > desktop to play and some don't. Why? How can I install as Admin. and play
    > as Standard?
    >
    > I noticed the one that does show up for both accounts has a website for
    > "Game Downloads". Could this be it? It even has a popup window telling me I
    > am a standard user and to connect to the internet to use other features.
    > Now, this is what worries me. I don't want to play any of the games I install
    > from disc via my Admins privie acct, but as standard user.
    >
    >
    >
    > Is there any way to sort of merge the two so that the desktop
    > "items"/options(games) are not so dramatically different?
    >
    > The Standard user is the only one that surfs the internet. The Admin. Acct.
    > ONLY Windows/Microsoft Update.


    Have you tried right clicking on the shortcut and use, "Run as..."?
    Then type in a user and password with Admin rights.


    Terry R.
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