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Old 06-21-07, 04:56 PM   #1
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Default Anyone understand xp user accounts? Help!

Ok, so life is great, I'm watching the latest HD-DVDs on my HDTV... I had a user account set up "Jon", nothing special, just the one I created / used since installing windows.

Then I installed visual studio .net. It created other user accounts like it always does.. no big deal.

But now powerdvd crashes with memory cannot be written errors. However if I use the "Administrator" user account, it works great. I noticed visual studio changed my "Jon" account from the administrator group to the debugger group... so I changed back to administrator... but still the only way I can use powerdvd now is logged in the "Administrator account".

Ok, its not a big deal... but my "Jon" account had all my app settings and preferences, etc.

Does anyone know how I can fix this?
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Old 06-21-07, 05:59 PM   #2
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well the first thing i would try is reinstall of PowerDVD, and go into user account and delete all folders (cyberlink, PowerDVD).

Also do registry sweep for anything related to PowerDVD
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Old 06-22-07, 04:56 AM   #3
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ok, tried that. But still the same problem.

Shame powerdvd doesn't work in vista 64... I may reinstall vista 32 again tonight and see how powerdvd works in that.
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Old 06-22-07, 09:05 AM   #4
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Shame powerdvd doesn't work in vista 64... I may reinstall vista 32 again tonight and see how powerdvd works in that.
works fine here. thats all i use for dvd movies
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works fine here. thats all i use for dvd movies
When I try to play a HD-DVD, it says it needs an update. However, I have noticed a new patch (2911) for powerdvd. Other forums suggest this fix the error I am getting in Vista 64... so that is worth a try.

Although, worse case, it works in XP if I log in using the default administrator account. How different is this likely to be to my normal user account? I realise I have to change the look/startup programs/etc. But will I need to reinstall all my other software?
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Old 06-22-07, 10:07 AM   #6
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Why are you using multiple accounts on a home pc? Just go ahead and use the administrator and issues like this will never come up.
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Why are you using multiple accounts on a home pc? Just go ahead and use the administrator and issues like this will never come up.
Terrible security advice.
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Terrible security advice.
Please explain.
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Why are you using multiple accounts on a home pc?
When installing xp it gives you that nice screen to create a user. Which I assume it makes part of the administrator group. The actual "adminstrator" account it describes as - for use as default if no other accounts are found. I've never had any problems with using a user account as long as it had administrator rights on the PC (for installing software, etc).

Also, visual studio then installs 2 or maybe 3 extra accounts purely to annoy me (and possibly some debugging reasons).

The annoying thing is, this is how my PC has always been set up and I've never had a single problem... and if it wasn't for wanting to watch HD-DVD which I've only recently started using it for... I wouldn't have a problem now.
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Please explain.
Principle of Least Privilege. There is no reason for daily tasks to run under full machine Admin rights. I would venture a guess that the software is defunct because it was installed under Administrator and not his account and data during the install process has been written to HKCU.
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I see. I wasn't advocating logging in with Administrator user name, but an administrator level account. I know some people that want to have multiple accounts on their pc beyond the 2 that are setup at creation. I just don't see why a non-business use pc would need that.
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When I try to play a HD-DVD, it says it needs an update. However, I have noticed a new patch (2911) for powerdvd. Other forums suggest this fix the error I am getting in Vista 64... so that is worth a try.

Although, worse case, it works in XP if I log in using the default administrator account. How different is this likely to be to my normal user account? I realise I have to change the look/startup programs/etc. But will I need to reinstall all my other software?
you do know that for HD-DVD you either need special version of PowerDVD that comes with some HD-DVD drives or PowerDVD Ultra
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