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By peetree ·
I purchased a older Laptop for a member of the family. She is not acquinted with the Windows 98 OS and therefore not comfotable with some of the functions. It is neccessary to restrict her for accessing configurations; regedit, msconfig, etc. . Can this be done by another program or a simple registry hack. I am well aware that IS A MUST to backup the registry before monkeying around in there. She essentially needs to access MS Word, Excel, possibly to print (not terribly neccessary) and get to the Charicter Map.

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by rbrt In reply to Restric User accessibilit ...

Just configure the desktop with what she needs and make it clear to your family member not to mess with anything she shouldn't mess with until she gets a better feel and understanding for the operating system. That's where you come in,take the time to teach some things. No sense in screwing with the registry. I have always ran 2000 which allows for permissions so I am not aware of any third party programs out there you can use . . . maybe someone else can answer that one for you. Check out CNET.com maybe you will find something there?

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by darts32 In reply to Restric User accessibilit ...

here is a great program to help you. However it is $20 to use but saves alot of time.

http://www.jermar.com/tweaki.htm

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by jcmcintyre In reply to Restric User accessibilit ...

Go to

www.zisman.ca/poledit/ to get Policy Editor for '98. This is a Microsoft tool that will allow you to configure the OS to fit your needs. I haven't used this tool lately, but the site has a lot of info.

Cheers

Jim

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by Netuser In reply to Restric User accessibilit ...

You can make a copy of the original configuration of the hardware profiles and name it for her. Then tell her to choose that profile when she starts up windows.

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