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Prevent downloading or installing software

monirul arfin
P: 56
Hi all,
I want to prevent downloading & installing software in my computer by others.
So no one can download or Install software in my computer.
Is there any optoin. Please Suggest me.
And it is better If any option with Password to prevent.

Grettings,
Monirul.
Sep 24 '07 #1
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bartonc
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Hi all,
I want to prevent downloading & installing software in my computer by others.
So no one can download or Install software in my computer.
Is there any optoin. Please Suggest me.
And it is better If any option with Password to prevent.

Grettings,
Monirul.
Yes. Make users of your computer use a password to log on.
Limit their ability to do things like download and install by assigning the "Limited" accounts. Do that in the Control Panel | User Accounts applet.
Sep 24 '07 #2

monirul arfin
P: 56
Hi bartonc,
thank you for your suggetion.
Is there any other option, because in my computer everyone use a commone account . So if i do that what you suggest i must have creat different accounts for each one . But i want to do this without creating different accounts.

Grettings,
Monirul.



Yes. Make users of your computer use a password to log on.
Limit their ability to do things like download and install by assigning the "Limited" accounts. Do that in the Control Panel | User Accounts applet.
Sep 24 '07 #3

Nepomuk
Expert 2.5K+
P: 3,112
Hi bartonc,
thank you for your suggestion.
Is there any other option, because in my computer everyone use a common account. So if I do that what you suggest I must have create different accounts for each one. But I want to do this without creating different accounts.

Grettings,
Monirul.
How about only two accounts? (One with the right to install and one without.)

You could create a second account, which will be the common account in future, but has limited rights. In that case, you'd have to change to the original account every time you want to install something.

Of course, you can create a new Administrator account from the current account, then go into the new account and change the settings of the old account from "Administrator" to "Limited". (A bit confusing, isn't it?)

You won't however be able to get around having two or more accounts I would think.

Greetings,
Nepomuk
Sep 24 '07 #4

epots9
Expert 100+
P: 1,351
Hi bartonc,
thank you for your suggetion.
Is there any other option, because in my computer everyone use a commone account . So if i do that what you suggest i must have creat different accounts for each one . But i want to do this without creating different accounts.

Grettings,
Monirul.
put a password on your account, then create another account (a limited account) or activate the guest account without a password, so anyone who doesn't know the password to your account has to use the non-password protected account and then they can't do anything to harm your computer....well they still can if they try harder.
Sep 24 '07 #5

monirul arfin
P: 56
Thnx nepomuk,
But I want to do this in my original account, or if I create a new account,
how can I hide the original account on the log in screen. Because i couldn't get understood anyone that I am creating a new account.

And one thing in new account there is no "My document" folder. How can i get it.

Grettings,
Monirul.






How about only two accounts? (One with the right to install and one without.)

You could create a second account, which will be the common account in future, but has limited rights. In that case, you'd have to change to the original account every time you want to install something.

Of course, you can create a new Administrator account from the current account, then go into the new account and change the settings of the old account from "Administrator" to "Limited". (A bit confusing, isn't it?)

You won't however be able to get around having two or more accounts I would think.

Greetings,
Nepomuk
Sep 24 '07 #6

Nepomuk
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P: 3,112
Thnx nepomuk,
But I want to do this in my original account, or if I create a new account,
how can I hide the original account on the log in screen. Because i couldn't get understood anyone that I am creating a new account.

And one thing in new account there is no "My document" folder. How can i get it.

Grettings,
Monirul.
I don't know about hiding the original account, but you can set Windows to autologin to a specific account when it's started. You'll have to change the user, whenever you want to install something then.

You can somehow go back to the old login form, where you have to type your username instead of clicking on it. So whoever doesn't know your Administrators username and password, won't be able to login.

Greetings,
Nepomuk
Sep 24 '07 #7

monirul arfin
P: 56
Ok thank you nepcom for your suggetion

Grettings,
Monirul



I don't know about hiding the original account, but you can set Windows to autologin to a specific account when it's started. You'll have to change the user, whenever you want to install something then.

You can somehow go back to the old login form, where you have to type your username instead of clicking on it. So whoever doesn't know your Administrators username and password, won't be able to login.

Greetings,
Nepomuk
Sep 25 '07 #8

Nepomuk
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P: 3,112
Ok thank you nepcom for your suggestion

Grettings,
Monirul
You're welcome, even though you misspelt my name ;-)

Greetings,
Nepcom, eh... Nepomuk :-D
Sep 25 '07 #9

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