Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works

XP and software installation

  • This topic is locked This topic is locked




  • Member
  • PipPip
  • 18 posts


I'm upgrading from Windows 98 to Windows XP Home. After I setup my administrator account, I will set up several limited user accounts on the same machine.

Being new to XP, what sequence would it be better for me to follow when it comes to the installation of software that I'm installing to help protect my computer, (ie- antivirus software and spyware protection software.)

Question # 1:
Do I need to install these types of programs in my administrator account "before" I create any limited user accounts?

...Or, do I create my limited user accounts "first" and then go back to my administrator account and "then" install these types of programs?

Question # 2:

After I get either of the above performed, will all user accounts be protected from the installation of this antivirus and spyware software, no matter what account is logged onto the computer, even if the icon does not show up in the system tray?

Thanks all for any support.
irzapper 06/01/05
  • 0


Murray S.

Murray S.

    Trusted Tech

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 4,513 posts
  • MVP

Please do not double post..

You are being helped In This Thread already!!

  • 0

Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP