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Old 10-11-2005, 09:12 PM   #1
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Default business laptop, xp professional question

my dad ordered a dell laptop for his business (small business, just him). he got (i think) an inspiron laptop with xp professional. i read somewhere that it's good to set up one account that has administrative privledges, and one account that you use, in case you get a virus, so that the virus doesn't have administrative privledges. that was written about XP home, but is that also a good idea for XP pro?

EDIT: also, i was wondering if it's possible to password protect documents/files on xp pro?

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Old 10-11-2005, 10:23 PM   #2
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It is best to have two accounts: administrator and standard user. Since a standard user has restrictions, viruses may not cause damage to your system. With the pro version, it is even better cause you can set group policy settings which can enhance security. You can also encrypt files in the pro version (home doesnt have these features).

To access group policy editor, go to run and type gpedit.msc

To encrypt files/folder/drive, right click the object and click properties. Click advanced and select encrypt.
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