I've got an older computer running XP home SP3. A couple of days ago I thought I'd upgrade the SW and the images. On a clean XP-Home image I DLed all the MS updates and updated AV/AS/Hips and FX (unfortunately according to the HIPS, it seems like FX with every version update is morphing into IE or that every MS windows update is getting more control over FX, I can't tell which). I've been trying to set up file/folder permissions in XP home (safe mode) to exclude the LUA/surfing accts from a partition that contains the updated images (also BU on an external but it's faster to restore/change from an internal drive). When I set the file/folder permissions to exclude the LUAs and include a new admin-acct (with limited permissions) that I created, they work for a couple of boots but then disappear. I just wondered if there was a secret (or hack) (or a service that has to be running) for these file permissions set up in the XP home safe mode (which aren't visible in XP home with a normal boot) to stick? thx.