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Does anyone know how i can make users have to enter a password before they are able to download or install programs on Windows XP Professional. A friend of mine once had to do this and i would now like to do it so I know that it is possible.
 

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thanks for responding to my question....could u provide some details on how to "set it" though......i am kinda new to windows xp so i dont know how to do certain things.

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Very sorry for not replying earlier Bob
Ok go into Control Panel and double click User Accounts.
The screen that comes up will show all users on the machine plus a Guest Account.
There will be a Computer Administrator who controls everything, that should be you.
Look above to where it says Create new account.
Type a name then next.
Set the account to Limited and as you will see a limited account will not allow downloads.
Hope this helps
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thanks again for your help, although i could not get a password dialogue box to appear. i went into a user account that was a limited acount type and tested the situation by downloading winamp. i was able to download the installation file and run it as normal without ever being asked for a password.

when you choose an account type for a user however, in the description it does say like u said that they will not be able to install programs....it also says might not be able to though. i was able to.

there has to be a way to do this. whenever my friend went to install a program or download a program he had to enter a password.
 

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thanks for the program squashman it seems to be quite usefull. i will use it.

there is still the matter of just plain getting a passowrd when some1 goes to download something. if anyone knows how to do this (there is a way in windows) let me know. thanks
 

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there is still the matter of just plain getting a passowrd when some1 goes to download something. if anyone knows how to do this (there is a way in windows) let me know. thanks
Probably need some third party program to do this. You can set a policy to not allow any downloads but it will affect everyone on the computer and it wont prompt for a password.
 
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