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Discussion in 'Windows 7 Installation' started by Glockjock, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. Glockjock

    Glockjock New Member

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    Hi. I freely admit to being the Fred Flintstone of computerdom, so bear with me a few minutes.

    I just upgraded from my old antiquated computer to a new HP s5212y with Windows 7. The package deal included Geek Squad setup. The guy did his job well, but after he left we realized that the screen appearance was not what we were accustomed to.

    On our former computer we had separate user accounts for each family member. My wife could click on her name, and her personal account would appear with her websites, etc. Now we have just one account for all users.

    I went to the Control Panel, to User Accounts and tried to set up separate accounts. I thought I'd done the trick, but the desktop still just has just one account. When I click on Internet Explorer just the one main account appears.

    How can I get separate accounts to appear on the desktop.

    Thanks,
    Glen
     
  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    If you log off, are you given any options for other users? You have to log off or reboot for the other accounts to be created.
     
  3. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Hello and welcome to the windows7forums.

    Are you sure they did an upgrade rather than a "clean" install.

    A "clean" install would wipe out all user accounts.

    For the accounts, you;ll have to create them again.

    Is there a directory called C:\windows.old on your computer
     

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