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Disable programs icon from start menu

I logged on local user and i want to disable programs icon from start menu

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Right click on it and delete

Note : Still the program will be on the computer

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Why do i have to change my paswort all the time?


You might have it set to change at certain intervals
IE: at log in or after each restart .......

Disable password log in
On both PC and Mac computers, you can set up your system to automatically log in to a certain user account.
As a result, this setting will allow you to bypass the password login that is typically required.
You should only enable automatic login on your computer if it cannot be easily accessed by other people.

Open the Start menu and click on "Run."
Type "control userpasswords2" (no quote marks) into the dialog box and press the Enter key.

Uncheck the box next to "Users must enter a username and password" and click on the "Apply" button.

Enter the username of the account you want to automatically log in with and then type that account's password twice to finish setting up automatic login.

Click "OK." Password login has now been disabled.
Mac Instructions

Open System Preferences by clicking on the Dock icon.

Go to the "Accounts" control panel under the "System" heading.

Click on the "Login Options" button at the bottom of the window.

Select the account that you want to automatically log in with from the "Automatic login" drop-down menu.
Password login has now been disabled.
also
Depending on what operating system you have, there are several steps you must take in order to disable the administrator account and password on your computer.
Most often, the administrator account and password are disabled in order to minimize security risks on your computer.
This account is often the target of attack if your system is compromised, as it allows access to all of the data and programs on the computer.

In order to disable the administrator account and password, follow the steps below that are outlined for the major operating systems.

If you are using Windows XP, you must be logged on as the administrator in order to disable the account settings.
Microsoft suggests that you set up another account with administrator permissions in the event that you may need to reverse this process.
Otherwise, you won't be able to.
Right-click on the My Computer icon on your desktop and select manage.
Click Users under Local Users and Groups in the left pane, which will bring up all users on the computer.
Double-click Administrator and on the General tab, check Account is disabled.
This will disable the Administrator account and password for Windows XP users.
In Windows 2000, go to Start, select Programs and go to Administrative Tools.
Click on Local Security Policy.
Next, click on User Rights Assignment under the Local Policies option in the left panel.
Double-click Deny access to this computer from the network and then click Add under Local Security Policy Setting.
Click Administrator account under Users and Groups, then click Add.
Click OK to complete the disabling of the Administrator account and password.

In Windows Vista, the Administrator account is automatically disabled.
However, if you have enabled it, you will need to open a command prompt.
Go to Start Menu, click All Programs, select Accessories and right-click on Command Prompt and click run as Administrator.
Open the command box and type net user administrator/active:no. Press enter and you should receive a prompt stating the command was completed successfully.

If you are running a Mac, the Administrator account is enabled by default.
To disable the account and password, go to the Apple menu, click System Preferences.
Choose Accounts from the View menu and click the lock to authenticate with the administrator account password.
Click login options, click edit, and after clicking the lock in the Directory Utility window, click Disable Root User from the Edit menu.

Aug 04, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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Enable / Disable the Local (Hidden) Administrator Account in Windows 7


Ways to Enable / Disable the Built-In Windows 7 Admin Account Many people familiar with prior versions of Windows are curious what happened to the Local Administrator account that was always created by default. Does this account still exist, and how can you access it?<br /> Recently I ran into an awkward situation where after disjoining a Windows 7 client machine from the domain, I was unable to log in to the computer. This was not because I had forgotten the local administrator password, but because the local administrator account was disabled (which is the default behavior in Windows 7). Like in Windows Vista, in Windows 7 the built-in Administrator's account is disabled by default. Furthermore, this account is not associated with any password. After doing some research, I found the following procedure that worked really well.<br /> <a href="http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com/enable-disable-local-administrator-account-win7.htm">Enable Built-in Administrator Account</a><br /> Basically there are 4 ways in order to activate the account:<br /> A) Command Prompt To enable the built-in Administrator's account by using the Command Prompt please follow these steps:<br /> 1. First you'll need to open a command prompt in administrator mode by right-clicking and choosing "Run as administrator" (or use the Ctrl+Shift+Enter shortcut from the search box)<br /> <img src="run-command-prompt-as-administrator.jpg" /> 2. After that you only need to enter the simple command below to activate it.<br /> <b><i>net user administrator /active:yes</i></b><br /> <img src="enable-hidden-administrator-account.png" /> 3. You should see a message that the command completed successfully. Log out, and you'll now see the Administrator account as a choice.<br /> <img src="built-in-windows-7-administrator-account.png" /> You'll note that there's no password for this account, so if you want to leave it enabled you should change the password.<br /> B) Local Security Policy Another way of activating the administrator account in Windows 7 is via Local Security Policy.<br /> 1. Type secpol.msc in the search bar and hit enter.<br /> <img src="secpol.png" /> 2. After the Local Security Policy pops up, navigate to Local Policies-&gt; Security Options where you can see an entry that reads Accounts: Administrator account. Double click the entry to enable it.<br /> <img src="local-security-policy.png" /><br /> <img src="administrator-account-status.png" /> C) Using the Local Users and Groups Snap-in To enable the built-in Administrator's account by using the Local Users and Groups snap-in please follow these steps:<br /> 1. Open Local Users and Groups. You can do so by typing lusrmgr.msc in the Start search box or in the Run command and pressing ENTER. Or, you could open Computer Management by right-clicking Computer in the Start menu and selecting Manage.<br /> 2. Expand System Tools &gt; Local Users and Groups &gt; Users.<br /> 3. Right-click the Administrator account and select "Set Password".<br /> 4. In the"Set Password for Administrator" click "Proceed".<br /> 5. In the"Set Password for Administrator" enter the Administrator's desired password twice, and click "Ok".<br /> 6. Next, enable the Administrator's account. Right-click the Administrator's account and select "Properties".<br /> 7. Un-chek the "Account is disabled" check-box. Click on the "Ok" button.<br /> Administrator's account is now enabled and configured with a password.<br /> D) During the Installation Process There is a 3rd method which advanced users can use. This method can be used during the installation process itself.<br /> 1. During the installation, after being prompted to configure the new user account, you will be able to set the new account's password.<br /> 2. At that phase, press SHIFT and F10 keys together. A Command Prompt window will appear.<br /> 3. In the Command Prompt window, type:<br /> <b><i>net user</i></b><br /> Note how the Administrator account is there, yet the new user account has not been yet created.<br /> 4. To set the Administrator's account password:<br /> <b><i>net user *</i></b><br /> 5. Then enter the required password and confirm it.<br /> 6. To enable the Administrator's accoun:<br /> <b><i>net user administrator /active:yes</i></b><br /> 7. Close the Command Prompt window and continue with the installation process.<br /> If you log off you will now see the Administrator's account as a valid logon option.<br /> Disable Built-in Administrator Account Make sure you are logged on as your regular user account, and then open an administrator mode command prompt as above. Type the following command:<br /> <b><i>net user administrator /active:no</i></b><br /> <img src="disable-local-admin-account.png" /> The administrator account will now be disabled, and shouldn't show up on the login screen anymore.<br /> <a href="http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com/downloads/Windows_Password_Recovery_Tool_Trial.exe">Hack into Windows 7 Administrator Account </a> [Free Trial] Article source: http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com/enable-disable-local-administrator-account-win7.htm<br />

on May 23, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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File Sharing in Windows 2000/XP Pro


Before setting up file sharing
  • Your computer must be connected to the campus network in order to set up file sharing. If you need to connect your computer to the network.
  • You will need to log into your computer using an Administrator account (in most cases, this is the account you normally log in with).
  • Make sure you are logging into your computer by using a password and that every other user account on your computer is set up with a password. If your computer does not have password-protected user account(s), you are at high risk from hackers taking over your computer and using it for illegal purposes without your knowledge.
  • Install the latest security patches and updates.
  • Check your anti-virus program and make sure it is up-to-date.
  • For computers with Windows XP Pro:
    • If your computer was set up to work on a LAN at home or any place other than Wellesley, you must disable the non-Wellesley network connections in order for file sharing to work correctly. Note: You will need to re-enable these connection(s) when you take your computer off the Wellesley College network, i.e. off-campus.
      1. Go to the Start menu and select the Control Panel.
      2. If you do not see the Network Connections icon in the Control Panel, click on the link for Switch to Classic View near the top left of the window.
      3. Double-click on the Network Connections icon.
      4. In the Network Connections window, to check which Local Area Connection icon is for Wellesley, select the icon and make sure the Details menu on the left side of the window is displayed (double-arrows next to the word Details should be pointing down). The IP Address should start with 149.130.
      5. If you see any other Local Area Connection icons or 1394 Connection icons listed in the Network Connections window, right-click on the connection and select Disable from the menu.
      6. Close any open windows.
    • If you have Windows XP Pro's Internet Connection Firewall enabled, it will prevent your computer from being able to share files and prevent you from using several resources at Wellesley College. To turn it off:
      1. Go to the Start menu and select the Control Panel.
      2. If you do not see the Network Connections icon in the Control Panel, click on the link for Switch to Classic View near the top left of the window.
      3. Double-click on the Network Connections icon.
      4. In the Network Connections window, right-click on Local Area Connection (the one for Wellesley as described in step 4 above) and select Properties from the window.
      5. Click on the Advanced tab.
      6. Uncheck Protect my computer and network by limiting or preventing access to this computer from the Internet and then click OK.
I. Configure your computer for file sharing You will only need to configure your computer for file sharing once. If the option for file sharing is already set up on your computer or if you wish to set up another shared folder on your computer.
    1. Go to the Control Panel.
      • In Windows 2000, click on the Start button and then select Settings > Control Panel.
      • In Windows XP Pro, click on Start and then select the Control Panel.
    2. Double-click on the Network Dial-Up Connections or the Network Connections icon. In Windows XP, if you do not see this icon, click on Switch to Classic View located on the left side of the window to see all Control Panel options.
    3. In the new window that appears, right-click on the Local Area Connection icon and select Properties from the menu.
    4. In the Local Area Connection Properties window, check that the General tab is selected. Under the This connection uses the following items: or the Components checked are used by this connection section, check that File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks is listed and make sure that its checkbox is checked. If it is listed, the computer is already configured for file sharing; click Cancel and skip to the next section.
    5. Click the Install button.
    6. Click once on Service to select that option.
    7. Click Add.
    8. Click once on File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks to select it and then click OK.
    9. Click Close.
    10. If the computer asks to restart, click No.
Setting up the folder that will be shared Only folders may be shared, not individual files, i.e. if you wish to share a file named blue.doc, then you must put blue.doc inside a folder and then share that folder by following the directions below. Note: If a Windows 98 computer is going to access your shared folder, then the name of your shared folder should not contain any spaces.
    1. Right-click on the file or folder to be shared. In the drop-down menu that appears, select Sharing or Sharing and Security.
    2. Select Share this folder. The name of the folder that appears on the network may be changed by typing in the new name in the Share name field.
    3. Click on Permissions.
    4. Click once on Everyone to select it and then click Remove.
    5. Click Add.

on Jan 21, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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User password frozen windows 7 when i boot the PC it requires the password but then opens to a non-registered user who can't save any documents and who has no access to my own files


Try this, 1. Open a elevated command prompt. Click on All Programs and Accessories, then right click on Command Prompt and click on Run as administrator.
2. To Enable the Hidden Built-In Administrator Account -
A) In the elevated command prompt, type net user administrator /active:yes and press Enter.
3. To Disable the Hidden Built-In Administrator Account - A) In the elevated command prompt, type net user administrator /active:no and press Enter.

4. Close the elevated command prompt.
5. Log off, and you will now see the built-in Administrator account log on icon added (enabled) or removed (disabled) from the log on screen

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I upgraded winxp sp2 to winxp sp3 and the power meter cannot measure the battery, says on A/C power throughout.


1. Run GPedit.msc to start Local Group Policy Editor.

2. Expand the tree to go to User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Start Menu and Taskbar.

3. Change set the state value to Disable or Not Configured for the following group policy to enable showing or displaying of the icon in the notification area.

Power (battery) Icon: Remove the battery meter

4. Close the Local Group Policy Editor.

5. Restart Explorer, Log off and log on again, or restart computer to make the change effective.

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How to make your computer work when all programs link up ?


All programs link up means when all icons & programs start in one single program ,for example say internet explorer . When you want to open windows media player it will not open besides it will open a internet explorer ,all short cut (icons) whether in start menu or on desktop shows only one type of program internet explorer (here internet explorer is taken as example it can be windows media player or windows media center or something else).
First of all don't panic you are not the first person that facing this problem ,yes it is solvable. Given below are the easy steps that will solve your problem in quickest way:

1> First make a back up of your data ,pictures music ,video in your my document folder & in your user profile
2> Go to start menu ,then click control panel after that click User accounts
3> Click manage another account ,then click create a new account
4> Then enter your account name you want and then click on (select) on Administrator ,a new account will be created with administrator rights ,then log-off to your new account that you just created .
5> After logging off to your new account ,transfer your files from your previous account to new account.
6> Then go to control panel ,click user account then click on your previous accounts,after that click on Delete the account after that it will ask you :- do you want to keep user files or not ,click on any tab you want
after that it will ask you to delete your account ,click on delete account
After following above steps you will get rid-off your problem permanently and you can carry on your work .

on May 17, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Enable hidden Administrator account Window 7


Try this, 1. Open a elevated command prompt. Click on All Programs and Accessories, then right click on Command Prompt and click on Run as administrator.
2. To Enable the Hidden Built-In Administrator Account -
A) In the elevated command prompt, type net user administrator /active:yes and press Enter.
3. To Disable the Hidden Built-In Administrator Account -A) In the elevated command prompt, type net user administrator /active:no and press Enter.
4. Close the elevated command prompt.
5. Log off, and you will now see the built-in Administrator account log on icon added (enabled) or removed (disabled) from the log on screen

on Feb 07, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Hp 530 laptop windows startup password forgotten how do i reset it?


Please Be aware that when using this option you will permanently lose access to any e‑mail messages that were stored on the hard drive (ie. like through Outlook) or encrypted files that are on that account.

If you only have One Account on the PC you are going to need to boot into "Safemode" to do this :

1. Restart PC
2. As it is Restarting tap the F8 key over and over until you see a "Start Up Options Menu"
3. Select Safe Mode and Press Enter
4. Voila! You are in Safe Mode
5. Log Out/ Switch User
6. You Should See and Icon for Your User Account and Administrator
7. Select Administrator.
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Part 2

Once Logged in Follow these steps:

1. Open Local Users and Groups by clicking the Start button , typing lusrmgr.msc into the Search box, and then pressing ENTER.‌
2. Double-click Local Users and Groups, and then click Users.
3. Right-click the account that you need to reset the password for, and then click Set Password.
4. Type and confirm the new password.
5. Restart your PC normally
6. Log in with your new password ;-)

I hope this Helps. Take Care =)

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Lost Files


are you the local administrator on this machine???
if so, login as administator, go to control panel>user accounts and create a new user/password.
logout and log back in as the new user. you should see all of the icon and program, provided he didn't deleted them.

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Reagrding the path of device for desk top installation of running of other programs to virus infection


just try with avast 4.8 (download it from www.avast.com) do a system scan by disabling the system restore
post your findings

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