System startup and system congfiguration with user accounts in Win7?


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Tim

Hi: I'd like to be able to set up two user accounts for my Win7 system. One
for general computer use - internet, anti-virus, etc. and one for sound
recording where services and start up options in System Configuration are
disabled. I have the accounts made but changes made in System Configuration
affect both accounts. Is there a way I can change this? i.e. can I have more
than one System Configuration? Thx.
 
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Nil

Hi: I'd like to be able to set up two user accounts for my Win7
system. One for general computer use - internet, anti-virus, etc.
and one for sound recording where services and start up options in
System Configuration are disabled. I have the accounts made but
changes made in System Configuration affect both accounts. Is
there a way I can change this? i.e. can I have more than one
System Configuration? Thx.
Services, by definition, start up with Windows, before and independent
of user logins. Therefore, your multiple-accounts strategy isn't a good
one for that part. Anything that start up when a user logs in can be
disabled. I like to use Systinternals Autoruns for that task.

I don't know of any way to have multiple boot-up profiles. Maybe you
could write a batch file (calling the SC or NET STOP commands) to stop
the services you deem unneeded in your recording account. The services
will start up again at the next bootup.
 
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VanguardLH

Tim said:
Hi: I'd like to be able to set up two user accounts for my Win7 system. One
for general computer use - internet, anti-virus, etc. and one for sound
recording where services and start up options in System Configuration are
disabled. I have the accounts made but changes made in System Configuration
affect both accounts. Is there a way I can change this? i.e. can I have more
than one System Configuration? Thx.
If you search the OS' own help, does it describe how to create a
"hardware profile" (search on that string)? Within a hardware profile,
you can select which service gets loaded. You configure each service
(yep, one by one) to specify whether or not it is included in a hardware
profile. In Device Manager, you can specify which devices are included
or not (once you create a new profile other than the default one).

A hardware profile is selected on Windows startup, not to a Windows
account. That means to change to a different hardware profile requires
rebooting the computer to reload Windows to select a different hardware
profile.

Use a different hardware profile when booting to select which devices
and services will be available. Use a different Windows account to
change what startup items are used for it.
 

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