how to prevent users from installing software

December 26, 2010 at 20:50:16
Specs: Windows XP, 1 GB
Actually I am a student and live in cambine family system many of my elders also use my computer. I have a lot of data which i really don't want to lose at all. My elders, they keep on installing all stupid kinds of software resulting in a masive attack of virus or other. How can I prevent them from installing any kind of software without using other softwares?
I am using Windows XP (2007).

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December 27, 2010 at 03:07:43
password protect all accounts and don't tell them the pass word. Leave a live linux cd for them to use. This one can run from the ram, so the cd is free.

You probably have to show them how to use it.


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December 27, 2010 at 14:15:57
Make sure your account is the only Administrator account and password protect it. Make any other users "Restricted Users". This will not allow them to install anything onto the PC.

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