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Windows or Winxp?

wingman411

OSNN Senior Addict
#1
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?
 

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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.
 

wingman411

OSNN Senior Addict
#4
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?
 

sinnoc00

Mad as a Lorry
#5
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 )
 
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Originally posted by sinnoc00
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 )
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)
 

sinnoc00

Mad as a Lorry
#8
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 !
 

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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. :)
 
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ModestCargo

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#10
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.
 

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