I am running a several month old install of XP Home. I did not know about limited user accounts and nothing about security in general when I installed. Therefore I have a highly tuned, comfortable and customized Administrator account. A couple of days ago, I made that account a limited user (stripped it of Admin privileges) and made a new account and gave it ADmin privileges. The idea being that I would be safer surfing with the LUA and I could log into Admin to install programs and such... The problem is that the setup that I had been using as Admin. became very slow and just weird when I tried to run it as LUA. Programs were slow to open, my 2.2 Ghz felt like a Pentium 200. Of course, each and every program was installed as administrator before I did this account work outlined above. What went wrong ? What was going on? I would be happy to deal with the lethargy if I knew that it would go away eventually. Also, I would like to have the LUA and the Admin to have the same settings and customizations. You know: start menu tweaking, desktop tweaking, mouse settings tweaking and all of that kind of thing. Is there a way to import those settings into a newly created account ? Perhaps I am asking the wrong question. A better one may be: how can I surf using a safer account than Admininstrator WITH the settings and asthetics that I am used to ? Right now, I am back to using and having only one account on the machine, "Administrator". Thanks, B.