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I have Windows XP for my home computer and I have administartive rights to it at home. I created a separate profile for my daughter so that she could download her childrens games and play them without having to worry about her accidently doing anything to my settings when logged on as me. When I log on as her and put the CD in the D drive to begin installation I am prompted that I may need administrative rights to do so. In the drop down menu is Administrator and User. If I use administartor and enter the passoword I have and use to enter under my settings when I log in it says that the passowrd is incorrect. When I try to install under the user setting (in the drop down menu) it runs for a bit and just stops without installing. Any help would be appreciated.
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Hi Ghandi88...

Here's the work around I use on my machine. My kids have limited accounts and I have the Admin account. When something is to be installed on the machine it has to go through me. I install it in my account (as Admin. it is installed system wide), I then go to the account where the game is to reside, navigate to the program in the program files folder, and place (send to desktop) a shortcut on the desktop in that account. Then I delete the shortcut off my account's desktop. They're happy and I have control over what goes on the machine. The only password involved is the one to sign in to my account.

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