stupid xp question

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  1. INTOXSICKATED

    INTOXSICKATED Registered Member

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    i'm sure this has been asked before, but i'm to drunk to do a thorough search.

    anyways, i realize that when you first install windows, it asks you to set-up a user account, which i did, with admin privileges. now by doing this, i understand that the original administrator account is not visible by default on the windows welcome screen anymore. my question is: what benefits does the original administrators account offer over the account i made with admin privileges? furthermore, i read that (for safety purposes) it is best to create an account that has 'basic user privileges only', for 'everday use'. what is the big security risk over staying logged-in to your windows xp computer under your account created with admin privileges?

    hope this makes sense, as usual.........any help is alway appreciated! :D
     
  2. squash

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    In normal non admin account

    You can't write to Program Files and Windows folder/s
    You can't write to most parts of registry
    You can't install programs

    A virus or trojan has less ways of taking over your PC
     
  3. dog

    dog Guest

    Also do make sure you password protect the default Windows Admin Account.
     
  4. Infinity

    Infinity Registered Member

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    Another one: there are no stupid questions but only stupid answers :D
     
  5. Capp

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    Or, from SouthPark...

    "There are no stupid questions, only stupid people" :D
     
  6. Infinity

    Infinity Registered Member

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    Southpark Rules Big Time :D

    <Hey Kenny, Are You dead again>
     
  7. Longboard

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    RESPECT MY AUTHORITAAHH.

    E.Cartman will lead us :D
     
  8. INTOXSICKATED

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    ok that does it! screw you guys.......i'm going home! :D
     
  9. controlmind

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    No its, "omg you killed kenny...you basterd"
     
  10. Infinity

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    the most important thing is that Kenny is dead Controlmind, who cares who did it :) as long as he's back for the next cartoon ..
     
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