SOftware installation visible from one account

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by tapon, Jun 12, 2002.

  1. tapon

    tapon Guest

    I just want to install soft only visible fro the account on which i installed the soft.

    But at each time i install soft, it's visible from all the computer account.

    Any solution ?...
     
  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    Under each user account you have start menu folders. You also have a start menu folder under an account called 'all users.' Open Windows explorer and navigate to X:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu and start rearranging what you want where... if you don't want all users to see a particular program, copy it into the account of choice and delete it from the all users account start menu. You can modify each account the way you want that way. It won't stop a saavy user from launching a particular program if they know where to look for the executable, but it won't be visible in their respective Start> All Programs view.
     
  3. tapon

    tapon Guest

    OK. Thanks : it works !

    But i was told that when you install a program, it's just created in the account that you were using when you made the install operation.

    Am i wrong or this works only for few software designed for windows XP ?
     
  4. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    It depends on the title. Most will install so that all the users on the computer can run them. Some will give you the option during setup if it's for just that account or all accounts, others just do it automatically. There's no set rule.
     
  5. Phreak This

    Phreak This Guest

    Most often the software your installing will give you the option to install for all users or not.

    .if it doesnt, its sucky ,,just kidding..:p