Win7-64 HP OEM on a new desktop at my home and used -only- by myself ... Win7 and I are new to each other. I've heard that it is a good idea to run a user account in my circumstance and avoid using the Admin account for the most part. That's what I've trying to do, and it is a sizable headache. Win7, in it's infinite wisdom, protects the Admin stuff from my user id and vice-versa, so I cannot do what I need from one user-id. There are only 2 on the system. For instance, I need to copy the \Users\Administrator and User\userX profile file-structures to backup folders, and it won't let me. I have "take possession" on my right-click menu: there's more to the problem than that. Any/all help/info would be much appreciated. Puddin PS - Is the spam supposed to cover the message text????