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  1. DL

    DL Guest

    I have just purchased a laptop with WinXP Pro. My older desktop also has XP
    Pro with SP2 installed. The desktop allows a user to log off and still have
    programs running. When the user logs back in, all programs come up as they
    were left. The laptop, when told to log off, asks "Are you sure?" and then
    if you say "yes" it terminates all the programs and then logs off. How do I
    make the laptop like my desktop?

    Thanks in advance,
    Dave
     
    DL, Aug 14, 2005
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  2. DL

    Toolman Tim Guest

    "DL" <> wrote in message
    news:gmwLe.24389$084.10179@attbi_s22...
    >I have just purchased a laptop with WinXP Pro. My older desktop also has
    >XP Pro with SP2 installed. The desktop allows a user to log off and still
    >have programs running. When the user logs back in, all programs come up as
    >they were left. The laptop, when told to log off, asks "Are you sure?" and
    >then if you say "yes" it terminates all the programs and then logs off.
    >How do I make the laptop like my desktop?
    >
    >

    I believe that may be "fast user switching". See what you can find in the
    help files for that.

    From the XP help files:
    ============================
    To turn Fast User Switching on or off
    You must have a computer administrator account to turn on or off the Use
    Fast User Switching feature.
    Open User Accounts in Control Panel.
    Under Pick a task, click Change the way users log on or off.
    Do one of the following:
    To specify that a user's programs remain running when another user logs on
    to the computer, select the Use Fast User Switching check box.
    If you select this option, programs do not shut down when another user logs
    on to the computer. For example, if you are typing a report and your child
    wants to check e-mail, you can log off using Switch User, the child can log
    on, check e-mail, and then log off. You can log on and return to your report
    without losing your place.
    To specify that programs shut down when users log off the computer, clear
    the Use Fast User Switching check box.
    If you select this option, programs automatically shut down when users log
    off the computer, and the computer will run faster for the next user who
    logs on.

    Important
    When Fast User Switching is turned on, Serial Keys will not work. Serial
    Keys is an accessibility feature that provides support so that alternative
    input devices (such as single switch or puff and sip devices) can be used in
    place of the computer's standard keyboard or mouse.
    Notes
    To open User Accounts, click Start, click Control Panel, and then
    double-click User Accounts.
    Fast User Switching cannot be turned off while multiple users are logged on
    to the computer.
     
    Toolman Tim, Aug 14, 2005
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  3. DL wrote:
    > I have just purchased a laptop with WinXP Pro. My older desktop also has XP
    > Pro with SP2 installed. The desktop allows a user to log off and still have
    > programs running. When the user logs back in, all programs come up as they
    > were left. The laptop, when told to log off, asks "Are you sure?" and then
    > if you say "yes" it terminates all the programs and then logs off. How do I
    > make the laptop like my desktop?


    Create another user.
     
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?R=F4g=EAr?=, Aug 14, 2005
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  4. DL

    why? Guest

    On Sat, 13 Aug 2005 21:02:54 -0400, Rôgêr wrote:

    >DL wrote:
    >> I have just purchased a laptop with WinXP Pro. My older desktop also has XP
    >> Pro with SP2 installed. The desktop allows a user to log off and still have

    <snip>

    >
    >Create another user.


    Oh no not another one :) next thing you will see is it posting more
    questions?

    Me
     
    why?, Aug 14, 2005
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  5. DL

    DL Guest

    Thanks,
    This is the response that solved my problem.
    Thanks again,
    Dave
    "Toolman Tim" <> wrote in message
    news:nKwLe.4640$...
    >
    > "DL" <> wrote in message
    > news:gmwLe.24389$084.10179@attbi_s22...
    >>I have just purchased a laptop with WinXP Pro. My older desktop also has
    >>XP Pro with SP2 installed. The desktop allows a user to log off and still
    >>have programs running. When the user logs back in, all programs come up
    >>as they were left. The laptop, when told to log off, asks "Are you sure?"
    >>and then if you say "yes" it terminates all the programs and then logs
    >>off. How do I make the laptop like my desktop?
    >>
    >>

    > I believe that may be "fast user switching". See what you can find in the
    > help files for that.
    >
    > From the XP help files:
    > ============================
    > To turn Fast User Switching on or off
    > You must have a computer administrator account to turn on or off the Use
    > Fast User Switching feature.
    > Open User Accounts in Control Panel.
    > Under Pick a task, click Change the way users log on or off.
    > Do one of the following:
    > To specify that a user's programs remain running when another user logs on
    > to the computer, select the Use Fast User Switching check box.
    > If you select this option, programs do not shut down when another user
    > logs on to the computer. For example, if you are typing a report and your
    > child wants to check e-mail, you can log off using Switch User, the child
    > can log on, check e-mail, and then log off. You can log on and return to
    > your report without losing your place.
    > To specify that programs shut down when users log off the computer, clear
    > the Use Fast User Switching check box.
    > If you select this option, programs automatically shut down when users log
    > off the computer, and the computer will run faster for the next user who
    > logs on.
    >
    > Important
    > When Fast User Switching is turned on, Serial Keys will not work. Serial
    > Keys is an accessibility feature that provides support so that alternative
    > input devices (such as single switch or puff and sip devices) can be used
    > in place of the computer's standard keyboard or mouse.
    > Notes
    > To open User Accounts, click Start, click Control Panel, and then
    > double-click User Accounts.
    > Fast User Switching cannot be turned off while multiple users are logged
    > on to the computer.
    >
     
    DL, Aug 14, 2005
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  6. DL

    Toolman Tim Guest

    You're welcome ;o)

    "DL" <> wrote in message
    news:SIMLe.267890$xm3.247001@attbi_s21...
    > Thanks,
    > This is the response that solved my problem.
    > Thanks again,
    > Dave
    > "Toolman Tim" <> wrote in message
    > news:nKwLe.4640$...
    >>
    >> "DL" <> wrote in message
    >> news:gmwLe.24389$084.10179@attbi_s22...
    >>>I have just purchased a laptop with WinXP Pro. My older desktop also has
    >>>XP Pro with SP2 installed. The desktop allows a user to log off and
    >>>still have programs running. When the user logs back in, all programs
    >>>come up as they were left. The laptop, when told to log off, asks "Are
    >>>you sure?" and then if you say "yes" it terminates all the programs and
    >>>then logs off. How do I make the laptop like my desktop?
    >>>
    >>>

    >> I believe that may be "fast user switching". See what you can find in the
    >> help files for that.
    >>
    >> From the XP help files:
    >> ============================
    >> To turn Fast User Switching on or off
    >> You must have a computer administrator account to turn on or off the Use
    >> Fast User Switching feature.
    >> Open User Accounts in Control Panel.
    >> Under Pick a task, click Change the way users log on or off.
    >> Do one of the following:
    >> To specify that a user's programs remain running when another user logs
    >> on to the computer, select the Use Fast User Switching check box.
    >> If you select this option, programs do not shut down when another user
    >> logs on to the computer. For example, if you are typing a report and your
    >> child wants to check e-mail, you can log off using Switch User, the child
    >> can log on, check e-mail, and then log off. You can log on and return to
    >> your report without losing your place.
    >> To specify that programs shut down when users log off the computer, clear
    >> the Use Fast User Switching check box.
    >> If you select this option, programs automatically shut down when users
    >> log off the computer, and the computer will run faster for the next user
    >> who logs on.
    >>
    >> Important
    >> When Fast User Switching is turned on, Serial Keys will not work. Serial
    >> Keys is an accessibility feature that provides support so that
    >> alternative input devices (such as single switch or puff and sip devices)
    >> can be used in place of the computer's standard keyboard or mouse.
    >> Notes
    >> To open User Accounts, click Start, click Control Panel, and then
    >> double-click User Accounts.
    >> Fast User Switching cannot be turned off while multiple users are logged
    >> on to the computer.
    >>

    >
    >
     
    Toolman Tim, Aug 14, 2005
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