Windows or Winxp?

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by wingman411, Jul 22, 2003.

  1. wingman411

    wingman411 OSNN Senior Addict

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    I have windows xp pro at home and Windows xp academic at work (I think). My question is at home I have a windows directory and at work the directory is called winxp. Does anyone know why?
     
  2. Lighter

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    The winxp directory was probably set up intentionally at your workplace. By default (on a clean install) Windows is the install dir. However, you can assign it whatever dir you want during the setup process and on a different drive as well.
     
  3. wingman411

    wingman411 OSNN Senior Addict

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    It was a network install at work. That makes sense.
     
  4. wingman411

    wingman411 OSNN Senior Addict

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    At home I can change the picture for my acccount in the start menu. At work I can't get that option under manager user accounts. Is there any other way (through the registry) to set a pictrue in the start menu?
     
  5. sinnoc00

    sinnoc00 Mad as a Lorry

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    You can only set a picture for your user account if the PC is a member of a workgroup, rather than a domain.
    The PCs at work are most likely members of a domain, so there's no way to set a picture - work PCs are for work remember not for setting pretty pictures ! (says me typing this at work :p )
     
  6. jonifen

    jonifen pffff...

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    lol :p

    Even if you're not part of a domain, if you have turned off the welcome screen, then you cant set the image then either

    (says me also typing at work lol)
     
  7. wingman411

    wingman411 OSNN Senior Addict

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    How about the one in the start menu?
     
  8. sinnoc00

    sinnoc00 Mad as a Lorry

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    The user account picture is the same one you see in the start menu, so you can't do it if either the PC is a member of a domain, or as jonifen says, they've turned off the Welcome screen. Sorry !
     
  9. Lighter

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    Or there's a group/user policy control preventing all that nonsense. I deployed that here and my staff hates me for removing all their config abilities. :)
     
  10. ModestCargo

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    Windows XP Academic... uh, wouldn't your office have Windows XP Pro or Windows XP Corporate? I didn't think there were any other versions of Win XP.
     
  11. The_Schwarz

    The_Schwarz Guest

    not if it is an academic institution
     
  12. wingman411

    wingman411 OSNN Senior Addict

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    Right, i work at a middle school.