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I am using Windows XP Pro SP2. I created a new user with administrator privileges, and put all my programs and settings in the new user. Everything is working perfectly. Is it possible to copy everyhting in this user account and make User#2 with the exact same programs and settings....just as a back up in case something happens with the user#1?. How to do this? Thanks
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just copy the contents of ur folder say user 'x' in C:\Documents and Settings\x to the new user say 'y'.
whre c is ur bootable drive...........
u'll find that folder named by username u have chosen.
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thanks for the quick and clear answer. I will give it a go, and let you know.
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I tried. Each time I get the files to start copying, then an error message that says, "Cannot copy index2. It is being used by another person or program. Close any programs that might be using the file and try again." But I have no programs runing. I tried the copying from the original administrator, then from within user X and again within user Y; alwys same error. Any suggestion!?
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just find file 'index2' and delete, it'll not effect anything,,,,,,,,
if u r unable to locate or delete 'index2' start copying each sub folder in user 'x' and pasting in user 'y' folder and find which folder contains 'index2' file then simply ignore that file and copy the rest.
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I tried as you suggested. But almost every folder has an index.dat, and each time I get the error message. I tried to go to the folder and delete it, but it cannot be deleted! e.g., Cookies/index.dat

Any way to get aorund this?
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go to IE tools>internet options>click 'delete cookies'
also delete internet files from there

else----copy everything except those index.dat files from inside the folder

else delete the temporary internet files from local settings folder.
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Perfect!
Thanks very much.

One more question??
This is now setup on my PC. My laptop also has XP Pro SP2. I am on a LAN, and can contact between the two. Can I do the same from the PC to the laptop? (I could experiment, but am afraid to screw things up. Thought to ask first.)

Many thanks
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use ethernet crossover cable to connect 2 NIC of the PCs
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I am sorry but that is a bit beyond me. I am a "newbie." Does the cross over mean direct lan cable PC to laptop?

And can I just drag the whole folder across, or do I have to actually install the programs onto the laptop? It is just refomratted (XP SP2) and has no programs installed yet.

Thanks very much for the help.
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Crossover cables are special cable, two computers can be directly connected together without a hub or switch.
simple cable can also do but u have to check for the same, as it depends on the make of NIC etc (pls check may be it will work in ur case!!!).
assign Ip address 192.168.1.1 to one PC and 192.168.1.2 to other.
go to start>run type \\192.168.1.2 or \\192.168.1.1 to connect from one PC to the other PC.
ensure to enable drive sharing.......
try these steps and get back fro any clarifications
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if u find that difficult follow the link below
http://support.micro....com/kb/814981/
there will be guide on how to connect and i hope will answer ur all queries
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