software installation and different identities. PLEASE HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by nigel1210, Feb 14, 2002.

  1. nigel1210

    nigel1210 Guest

    I have two different identities set up for me and a friend when i install something in one id it will appear in both id's eg word, excel. But some progrmas will only appear in the programs menu of the id i installed it in. Is there any way to get the program menu to be exactly the same? So that all programs installed appear on both id's?

    Any ideas?

  2. existenz

    existenz Guest

    Go to C:\Documents and Settings. (where C is your hard drive letter)...

    Get ready for some copying and pasting...

    Copy the stuff in your C:\Documents and Settings\(User name)\Start Menu\Programs

    You could paste that into C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs


    into you're friend's folder. Hope it helps...
  3. nigel1210

    nigel1210 Guest

    Thanks for that existenz:)

    Anybody know if there is an easier way?
  4. AZJ

    AZJ Guest

    I had the same problem with a few programs. It installed under my user name but not my daughters. Just remember where you downloaded the file to, go on your friend ID and install there also. :)