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  #1  
Old November 2nd 07, 04:20 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
Paradoxdb3
External Usenet User
 
Posts: 84
Default User specific settings

Is there any way that Windows 98 has the capability to show certain
wallpaper, themes, and even files based on the login? For example if I want
my wallpaper to be a picture of T-Rex's and monsters, but my wife wants
flowers and bubbles, can we set it up so that Windows 98 remembers our
specific settings (maybe even startup programs)?

Do we choose the Windows Family login, or would it be the login for the
ethernet card we have installed? Thanks in advance!
  #2  
Old November 2nd 07, 07:13 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
Brian A.
External Usenet User
 
Posts: 748
Default User specific settings

"Paradoxdb3" wrote in message
...
Is there any way that Windows 98 has the capability to show certain
wallpaper, themes, and even files based on the login? For example if I want
my wallpaper to be a picture of T-Rex's and monsters, but my wife wants
flowers and bubbles, can we set it up so that Windows 98 remembers our
specific settings (maybe even startup programs)?

Do we choose the Windows Family login, or would it be the login for the
ethernet card we have installed? Thanks in advance!


You can setup a second user in Control Panel Users.

--

Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375


  #3  
Old November 2nd 07, 10:51 PM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
Paradoxdb3
External Usenet User
 
Posts: 84
Default User specific settings

Thanks Brian...that's what I was looking for! Now sorry if this is a dumb
question, but when I defrag the hard drive, do I need to log into each user
and defrag?

And also related, how do I prevent Windows from loading by hitting the
Cancel button at the login screen?

"Brian A." wrote:

"Paradoxdb3" wrote in message
...
Is there any way that Windows 98 has the capability to show certain
wallpaper, themes, and even files based on the login? For example if I want
my wallpaper to be a picture of T-Rex's and monsters, but my wife wants
flowers and bubbles, can we set it up so that Windows 98 remembers our
specific settings (maybe even startup programs)?

Do we choose the Windows Family login, or would it be the login for the
ethernet card we have installed? Thanks in advance!


You can setup a second user in Control Panel Users.

--

Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375



  #4  
Old November 3rd 07, 12:25 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
glee
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Posts: 2,458
Default User specific settings

"Paradoxdb3" wrote in message
...
Thanks Brian...that's what I was looking for! Now sorry if this is a dumb
question, but when I defrag the hard drive, do I need to log into each user
and defrag?


No, Defrag will do the entire hard drive chosen, regardless of which user starts it.


And also related, how do I prevent Windows from loading by hitting the
Cancel button at the login screen?


I'm not aware of a way to stop Windows from loading by using the Cancel button. If
you hit Cancel, Windows will load the default profile AFAIR. Brian will correct me
if I am mis-remembering.
--
Glen Ventura, MS MVP Shell/User, A+
http://dts-l.org/


"Brian A." wrote:

"Paradoxdb3" wrote in message
...
Is there any way that Windows 98 has the capability to show certain
wallpaper, themes, and even files based on the login? For example if I want
my wallpaper to be a picture of T-Rex's and monsters, but my wife wants
flowers and bubbles, can we set it up so that Windows 98 remembers our
specific settings (maybe even startup programs)?

Do we choose the Windows Family login, or would it be the login for the
ethernet card we have installed? Thanks in advance!


You can setup a second user in Control Panel Users.

--

Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375




  #5  
Old November 3rd 07, 01:34 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
Brian A.
External Usenet User
 
Posts: 748
Default User specific settings

"Paradoxdb3" wrote in message
...
Thanks Brian...that's what I was looking for! Now sorry if this is a dumb
question, but when I defrag the hard drive, do I need to log into each user
and defrag?

And also related, how do I prevent Windows from loading by hitting the
Cancel button at the login screen?


There's a registry hack that will force a un/pw and if either is wrong or cancel is
selected, windows will/should partially load and then return to the logon screen.
There are two fallbacks involved however:

1) Booting to Safe Mode allows the hack to be removed. Good if you need to remove
it, which you will if you create any new users.

2) Any new user created after the hack will inherit the NoLogon value and reboot to
the logon screen even w/correct un/pw. The way around it is to remove the hack
first, create the new user and then reinsert it from the new users account. Always
create the key after rebooting into a newly created user account, the new account
becomes the Default account.

If you decide to continue on with the proceedure, you do it of your own will and
assume all responsibility if something should go wrong. Please see all under NOTE
(below the hack info) for info on backing up and restoring the registry.

In the newly (last) created account run regedit to open the registry.
Expand to:
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Cur rentVersion\Run
Right click in the Right Pane, click New String Value
Name it: NoLogon (exactly as shown)
Give it the value: RUNDLL32 shell32,SHExitWindowsEx 0 (exactly as shown)
Close out of the registry, logoff and when you log back in you should be presented
with the logon screen.

NOTE:
Always backup the registry or any key before making any changes so that you may
import the keys back in should anything go wrong. Haphazardly removing keys in the
registry is very dangerous and can render your system useless. Be 100% sure of what
you are doing and what you remove can be safely done.

You can Backup the registry key/s while in regedit: Click on Registry on the menu
bar while in the registry, click on “Export Registry File.”. Choose a location, I
recommend saving it to the desktop and it makes it easy to find. Place a check next
to “Selected Branch” and give the file a memorable name, select save, make your
changes and close out. If you have no problems after say 2 weeks, you can delete the
exported files.
If you have problems, double click the reg file on the desktop to import/merge it
back into the registry.

Do Not back up the entire registry in the registry editor. Importing it back while
in windows can be harmful to the machine. A registry backup is created each new
calendar day a machine is booted.
If you wish to perform a new backup of the registry after the machine has been
booted, got to Start Run, type in: scanregw and hit enter. You will be prompted
that a registry has already been backed up for the day and do you wish to create a
new one, click yes.

How to Back Up the Registry in Windows 98 and Windows Millennium Edition
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;256419

HOW TO: Backup, Edit, and Restore the Registry in Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows
Me
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;322754

How to Manually Restore the Windows 98/Me Registry
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;221512



--

Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375




"Brian A." wrote:

"Paradoxdb3" wrote in message
...
Is there any way that Windows 98 has the capability to show certain
wallpaper, themes, and even files based on the login? For example if I want
my wallpaper to be a picture of T-Rex's and monsters, but my wife wants
flowers and bubbles, can we set it up so that Windows 98 remembers our
specific settings (maybe even startup programs)?

Do we choose the Windows Family login, or would it be the login for the
ethernet card we have installed? Thanks in advance!


You can setup a second user in Control Panel Users.

--

Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375




  #6  
Old November 3rd 07, 02:53 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
Paradoxdb3
External Usenet User
 
Posts: 84
Default User specific settings

Thanks, Brian for the info. I think I may try it. But before I do, I have a
few questions so please reply at your earliest convenience.

I'm not 100% certain on the last user created, so either I need to delete
the .pwl files and re-create the users, or does the user option in Control
Panel allow for the removal of users so I can re-create them again? Or
alternatively, can I try the registry hack in what I believe to be the last
user created and if it messes things up, I can remove the registry edits (by
logging in under the other user's profile?) and add them in again under that
profile?

(I created two users, and while creating the second (last) user profile, I
was presented with the message that the user name already existed, but it
still created the user profile for me. So I'm not sure if that would be
deemed as the FIRST profile created or the LAST.)

And lastly, will the desktop wallpaper at the logon screen reflect the
desktop wallpaper of the last (default) user? Because I just want a blue
background for the logon...no wallpaper. Thanks again for your help!

"Brian A." wrote:

"Paradoxdb3" wrote in message
...
Thanks Brian...that's what I was looking for! Now sorry if this is a dumb
question, but when I defrag the hard drive, do I need to log into each user
and defrag?

And also related, how do I prevent Windows from loading by hitting the
Cancel button at the login screen?


There's a registry hack that will force a un/pw and if either is wrong or cancel is
selected, windows will/should partially load and then return to the logon screen.
There are two fallbacks involved however:

1) Booting to Safe Mode allows the hack to be removed. Good if you need to remove
it, which you will if you create any new users.

2) Any new user created after the hack will inherit the NoLogon value and reboot to
the logon screen even w/correct un/pw. The way around it is to remove the hack
first, create the new user and then reinsert it from the new users account. Always
create the key after rebooting into a newly created user account, the new account
becomes the Default account.

If you decide to continue on with the proceedure, you do it of your own will and
assume all responsibility if something should go wrong. Please see all under NOTE
(below the hack info) for info on backing up and restoring the registry.

In the newly (last) created account run regedit to open the registry.
Expand to:
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Cur rentVersion\Run
Right click in the Right Pane, click New String Value
Name it: NoLogon (exactly as shown)
Give it the value: RUNDLL32 shell32,SHExitWindowsEx 0 (exactly as shown)
Close out of the registry, logoff and when you log back in you should be presented
with the logon screen.

NOTE:
Always backup the registry or any key before making any changes so that you may
import the keys back in should anything go wrong. Haphazardly removing keys in the
registry is very dangerous and can render your system useless. Be 100% sure of what
you are doing and what you remove can be safely done.

You can Backup the registry key/s while in regedit: Click on Registry on the menu
bar while in the registry, click on “Export Registry File.”. Choose a location, I
recommend saving it to the desktop and it makes it easy to find. Place a check next
to “Selected Branch” and give the file a memorable name, select save, make your
changes and close out. If you have no problems after say 2 weeks, you can delete the
exported files.
If you have problems, double click the reg file on the desktop to import/merge it
back into the registry.

Do Not back up the entire registry in the registry editor. Importing it back while
in windows can be harmful to the machine. A registry backup is created each new
calendar day a machine is booted.
If you wish to perform a new backup of the registry after the machine has been
booted, got to Start Run, type in: scanregw and hit enter. You will be prompted
that a registry has already been backed up for the day and do you wish to create a
new one, click yes.

How to Back Up the Registry in Windows 98 and Windows Millennium Edition
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;256419

HOW TO: Backup, Edit, and Restore the Registry in Windows 95, Windows 98, and Windows
Me
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;322754

How to Manually Restore the Windows 98/Me Registry
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;221512



--

Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375




"Brian A." wrote:

"Paradoxdb3" wrote in message
...
Is there any way that Windows 98 has the capability to show certain
wallpaper, themes, and even files based on the login? For example if I want
my wallpaper to be a picture of T-Rex's and monsters, but my wife wants
flowers and bubbles, can we set it up so that Windows 98 remembers our
specific settings (maybe even startup programs)?

Do we choose the Windows Family login, or would it be the login for the
ethernet card we have installed? Thanks in advance!

You can setup a second user in Control Panel Users.

--

Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375





  #7  
Old November 3rd 07, 06:15 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
Brian A.
External Usenet User
 
Posts: 748
Default User specific settings

"Paradoxdb3" wrote in message
...
Thanks, Brian for the info. I think I may try it. But before I do, I have a
few questions so please reply at your earliest convenience.

I'm not 100% certain on the last user created, so either I need to delete
the .pwl files and re-create the users, or does the user option in Control
Panel allow for the removal of users so I can re-create them again?


How to Disable and Delete User Profiles
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;156826

Missing Settings After Disabling the User Profiles Option
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;130330

Or
alternatively, can I try the registry hack in what I believe to be the last
user created and if it messes things up, I can remove the registry edits (by
logging in under the other user's profile?) and add them in again under that
profile?


You can try it with the last user created and if something goes amiss boot to Safe
Mode to undo the hack in the reg.


(I created two users, and while creating the second (last) user profile, I
was presented with the message that the user name already existed, but it
still created the user profile for me. So I'm not sure if that would be
deemed as the FIRST profile created or the LAST.)


If you wanted you could just create another new one and do the hack once rebooted
back into it.


And lastly, will the desktop wallpaper at the logon screen reflect the
desktop wallpaper of the last (default) user? Because I just want a blue
background for the logon...no wallpaper. Thanks again for your help!


Shouldn't matter because you can set it to what you want in Display Properties
Background tab. Any other users created before the hack can set their preferences to
whatever they want.


--

Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375




"Brian A." wrote:

"Paradoxdb3" wrote in message
...
Thanks Brian...that's what I was looking for! Now sorry if this is a dumb
question, but when I defrag the hard drive, do I need to log into each user
and defrag?

And also related, how do I prevent Windows from loading by hitting the
Cancel button at the login screen?


There's a registry hack that will force a un/pw and if either is wrong or cancel
is
selected, windows will/should partially load and then return to the logon screen.
There are two fallbacks involved however:

1) Booting to Safe Mode allows the hack to be removed. Good if you need to
remove
it, which you will if you create any new users.

2) Any new user created after the hack will inherit the NoLogon value and reboot
to
the logon screen even w/correct un/pw. The way around it is to remove the hack
first, create the new user and then reinsert it from the new users account.
Always
create the key after rebooting into a newly created user account, the new account
becomes the Default account.

If you decide to continue on with the proceedure, you do it of your own will and
assume all responsibility if something should go wrong. Please see all under NOTE
(below the hack info) for info on backing up and restoring the registry.

In the newly (last) created account run regedit to open the registry.
Expand to:
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Cur rentVersion\Run
Right click in the Right Pane, click New String Value
Name it: NoLogon (exactly as shown)
Give it the value: RUNDLL32 shell32,SHExitWindowsEx 0 (exactly as shown)
Close out of the registry, logoff and when you log back in you should be presented
with the logon screen.

NOTE:
Always backup the registry or any key before making any changes so that you may
import the keys back in should anything go wrong. Haphazardly removing keys in the
registry is very dangerous and can render your system useless. Be 100% sure of
what
you are doing and what you remove can be safely done.

You can Backup the registry key/s while in regedit: Click on Registry on the menu
bar while in the registry, click on “Export Registry File.”. Choose a
location, I
recommend saving it to the desktop and it makes it easy to find. Place a check
next
to “Selected Branch” and give the file a memorable name, select save, make
your
changes and close out. If you have no problems after say 2 weeks, you can delete
the
exported files.
If you have problems, double click the reg file on the desktop to import/merge it
back into the registry.

Do Not back up the entire registry in the registry editor. Importing it back
while
in windows can be harmful to the machine. A registry backup is created each new
calendar day a machine is booted.
If you wish to perform a new backup of the registry after the machine has been
booted, got to Start Run, type in: scanregw and hit enter. You will be prompted
that a registry has already been backed up for the day and do you wish to create a
new one, click yes.

How to Back Up the Registry in Windows 98 and Windows Millennium Edition
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;256419

HOW TO: Backup, Edit, and Restore the Registry in Windows 95, Windows 98, and
Windows
Me
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;322754

How to Manually Restore the Windows 98/Me Registry
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;221512



--

Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375




"Brian A." wrote:

"Paradoxdb3" wrote in message
...
Is there any way that Windows 98 has the capability to show certain
wallpaper, themes, and even files based on the login? For example if I want
my wallpaper to be a picture of T-Rex's and monsters, but my wife wants
flowers and bubbles, can we set it up so that Windows 98 remembers our
specific settings (maybe even startup programs)?

Do we choose the Windows Family login, or would it be the login for the
ethernet card we have installed? Thanks in advance!

You can setup a second user in Control Panel Users.

--

Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375






  #8  
Old November 3rd 07, 06:44 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
Paradoxdb3
External Usenet User
 
Posts: 84
Default User specific settings

Thanks a million! I created a new profile just to be sure, and I'm in
buisiness!

"Brian A." wrote:

"Paradoxdb3" wrote in message
...
Thanks, Brian for the info. I think I may try it. But before I do, I have a
few questions so please reply at your earliest convenience.

I'm not 100% certain on the last user created, so either I need to delete
the .pwl files and re-create the users, or does the user option in Control
Panel allow for the removal of users so I can re-create them again?


How to Disable and Delete User Profiles
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;156826

Missing Settings After Disabling the User Profiles Option
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;130330

Or
alternatively, can I try the registry hack in what I believe to be the last
user created and if it messes things up, I can remove the registry edits (by
logging in under the other user's profile?) and add them in again under that
profile?


You can try it with the last user created and if something goes amiss boot to Safe
Mode to undo the hack in the reg.


(I created two users, and while creating the second (last) user profile, I
was presented with the message that the user name already existed, but it
still created the user profile for me. So I'm not sure if that would be
deemed as the FIRST profile created or the LAST.)


If you wanted you could just create another new one and do the hack once rebooted
back into it.


And lastly, will the desktop wallpaper at the logon screen reflect the
desktop wallpaper of the last (default) user? Because I just want a blue
background for the logon...no wallpaper. Thanks again for your help!


Shouldn't matter because you can set it to what you want in Display Properties
Background tab. Any other users created before the hack can set their preferences to
whatever they want.


--

Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375




"Brian A." wrote:

"Paradoxdb3" wrote in message
...
Thanks Brian...that's what I was looking for! Now sorry if this is a dumb
question, but when I defrag the hard drive, do I need to log into each user
and defrag?

And also related, how do I prevent Windows from loading by hitting the
Cancel button at the login screen?

There's a registry hack that will force a un/pw and if either is wrong or cancel
is
selected, windows will/should partially load and then return to the logon screen.
There are two fallbacks involved however:

1) Booting to Safe Mode allows the hack to be removed. Good if you need to
remove
it, which you will if you create any new users.

2) Any new user created after the hack will inherit the NoLogon value and reboot
to
the logon screen even w/correct un/pw. The way around it is to remove the hack
first, create the new user and then reinsert it from the new users account.
Always
create the key after rebooting into a newly created user account, the new account
becomes the Default account.

If you decide to continue on with the proceedure, you do it of your own will and
assume all responsibility if something should go wrong. Please see all under NOTE
(below the hack info) for info on backing up and restoring the registry.

In the newly (last) created account run regedit to open the registry.
Expand to:
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Cur rentVersion\Run
Right click in the Right Pane, click New String Value
Name it: NoLogon (exactly as shown)
Give it the value: RUNDLL32 shell32,SHExitWindowsEx 0 (exactly as shown)
Close out of the registry, logoff and when you log back in you should be presented
with the logon screen.

NOTE:
Always backup the registry or any key before making any changes so that you may
import the keys back in should anything go wrong. Haphazardly removing keys in the
registry is very dangerous and can render your system useless. Be 100% sure of
what
you are doing and what you remove can be safely done.

You can Backup the registry key/s while in regedit: Click on Registry on the menu
bar while in the registry, click on “Export Registry File.”. Choose a
location, I
recommend saving it to the desktop and it makes it easy to find. Place a check
next
to “Selected Branch” and give the file a memorable name, select save, make
your
changes and close out. If you have no problems after say 2 weeks, you can delete
the
exported files.
If you have problems, double click the reg file on the desktop to import/merge it
back into the registry.

Do Not back up the entire registry in the registry editor. Importing it back
while
in windows can be harmful to the machine. A registry backup is created each new
calendar day a machine is booted.
If you wish to perform a new backup of the registry after the machine has been
booted, got to Start Run, type in: scanregw and hit enter. You will be prompted
that a registry has already been backed up for the day and do you wish to create a
new one, click yes.

How to Back Up the Registry in Windows 98 and Windows Millennium Edition
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;256419

HOW TO: Backup, Edit, and Restore the Registry in Windows 95, Windows 98, and
Windows
Me
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;322754

How to Manually Restore the Windows 98/Me Registry
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;221512



--

Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375




"Brian A." wrote:

"Paradoxdb3" wrote in message
...
Is there any way that Windows 98 has the capability to show certain
wallpaper, themes, and even files based on the login? For example if I want
my wallpaper to be a picture of T-Rex's and monsters, but my wife wants
flowers and bubbles, can we set it up so that Windows 98 remembers our
specific settings (maybe even startup programs)?

Do we choose the Windows Family login, or would it be the login for the
ethernet card we have installed? Thanks in advance!

You can setup a second user in Control Panel Users.

--

Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375







  #9  
Old November 5th 07, 02:25 AM posted to microsoft.public.win98.gen_discussion
Brian A.
External Usenet User
 
Posts: 748
Default User specific settings

"Paradoxdb3" wrote in message
...
Thanks a million! I created a new profile just to be sure, and I'm in
buisiness!


You're welcome, glad to help out.


--

Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375




"Brian A." wrote:

"Paradoxdb3" wrote in message
...
Thanks, Brian for the info. I think I may try it. But before I do, I have a
few questions so please reply at your earliest convenience.

I'm not 100% certain on the last user created, so either I need to delete
the .pwl files and re-create the users, or does the user option in Control
Panel allow for the removal of users so I can re-create them again?


How to Disable and Delete User Profiles
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;156826

Missing Settings After Disabling the User Profiles Option
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;130330

Or
alternatively, can I try the registry hack in what I believe to be the last
user created and if it messes things up, I can remove the registry edits (by
logging in under the other user's profile?) and add them in again under that
profile?


You can try it with the last user created and if something goes amiss boot to
Safe
Mode to undo the hack in the reg.


(I created two users, and while creating the second (last) user profile, I
was presented with the message that the user name already existed, but it
still created the user profile for me. So I'm not sure if that would be
deemed as the FIRST profile created or the LAST.)


If you wanted you could just create another new one and do the hack once
rebooted
back into it.


And lastly, will the desktop wallpaper at the logon screen reflect the
desktop wallpaper of the last (default) user? Because I just want a blue
background for the logon...no wallpaper. Thanks again for your help!


Shouldn't matter because you can set it to what you want in Display Properties
Background tab. Any other users created before the hack can set their preferences
to
whatever they want.


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Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375




"Brian A." wrote:

"Paradoxdb3" wrote in message
...
Thanks Brian...that's what I was looking for! Now sorry if this is a dumb
question, but when I defrag the hard drive, do I need to log into each user
and defrag?

And also related, how do I prevent Windows from loading by hitting the
Cancel button at the login screen?

There's a registry hack that will force a un/pw and if either is wrong or
cancel
is
selected, windows will/should partially load and then return to the logon
screen.
There are two fallbacks involved however:

1) Booting to Safe Mode allows the hack to be removed. Good if you need to
remove
it, which you will if you create any new users.

2) Any new user created after the hack will inherit the NoLogon value and
reboot
to
the logon screen even w/correct un/pw. The way around it is to remove the hack
first, create the new user and then reinsert it from the new users account.
Always
create the key after rebooting into a newly created user account, the new
account
becomes the Default account.

If you decide to continue on with the proceedure, you do it of your own will
and
assume all responsibility if something should go wrong. Please see all under
NOTE
(below the hack info) for info on backing up and restoring the registry.

In the newly (last) created account run regedit to open the registry.
Expand to:
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Cur rentVersion\Run
Right click in the Right Pane, click New String Value
Name it: NoLogon (exactly as shown)
Give it the value: RUNDLL32 shell32,SHExitWindowsEx 0 (exactly as shown)
Close out of the registry, logoff and when you log back in you should be
presented
with the logon screen.

NOTE:
Always backup the registry or any key before making any changes so that you
may
import the keys back in should anything go wrong. Haphazardly removing keys in
the
registry is very dangerous and can render your system useless. Be 100% sure of
what
you are doing and what you remove can be safely done.

You can Backup the registry key/s while in regedit: Click on Registry on the
menu
bar while in the registry, click on “Export Registry File.”. Choose
a
location, I
recommend saving it to the desktop and it makes it easy to find. Place a check
next
to “Selected Branch” and give the file a memorable name, select
save, make
your
changes and close out. If you have no problems after say 2 weeks, you can
delete
the
exported files.
If you have problems, double click the reg file on the desktop to import/merge
it
back into the registry.

Do Not back up the entire registry in the registry editor. Importing it back
while
in windows can be harmful to the machine. A registry backup is created each new
calendar day a machine is booted.
If you wish to perform a new backup of the registry after the machine has been
booted, got to Start Run, type in: scanregw and hit enter. You will be
prompted
that a registry has already been backed up for the day and do you wish to
create a
new one, click yes.

How to Back Up the Registry in Windows 98 and Windows Millennium Edition
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;256419

HOW TO: Backup, Edit, and Restore the Registry in Windows 95, Windows 98, and
Windows
Me
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;322754

How to Manually Restore the Windows 98/Me Registry
http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;221512



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Brian A. Sesko { MS MVP_Shell/User }
Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375




"Brian A." wrote:

"Paradoxdb3" wrote in message
...
Is there any way that Windows 98 has the capability to show certain
wallpaper, themes, and even files based on the login? For example if I
want
my wallpaper to be a picture of T-Rex's and monsters, but my wife wants
flowers and bubbles, can we set it up so that Windows 98 remembers our
specific settings (maybe even startup programs)?

Do we choose the Windows Family login, or would it be the login for the
ethernet card we have installed? Thanks in advance!

You can setup a second user in Control Panel Users.

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Conflicts start where information lacks.
http://basconotw.mvps.org/

Suggested posting do's/don'ts: http://www.dts-l.org/goodpost.htm
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375








 




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