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I have multiple user profies on a home computer set with the same level access (administrator). After installing Windows One Care only my profile can access the programs folder on windows. None of the other profies can access the programs folders and the program shortcuts don't work either.

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When you installed onecare you have probably set it to only be for the user who installed it, not for all users. From memory (it's been a few months) there is a box when you are installing it to this effect.

Just reinstall the software and keep an eye out for the box.

Hope that solves the problem =)

Posted on Apr 11, 2008

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I have forgotten my administrator password and when i boot the machine, after it loads and gets to the welcome screen, i am asked for a password. i have totally forgotten it and cannot log on. i have...


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