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    windows 8

    program installing question


    I am 100% new to windows eight and have set up my new laptop for myself and family 4 users two admins and two none admins(grandkids)

    when I install a program it appears on everyone screen is there a way to install a program for 1 user not 4 or even pick which user can see and use the program ?

    cheers

    Gary

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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP
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    windows 8


    That's now all set up but when i install a program it still puts an icon on everyone desktop regardless if they have permission to use the program or not. If they click on the icon it comes up you need permission to use this program.But I dont want the icon up there in the first place OK i can delete but that means logging into each users account and deleteing it when ever i install a program.is there a way this can be stopped ?
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    Win7 Ult on DIY; Win8 Pro on MBP/Parallels; Win7 Ult on MBP/Boot Camp; Win7 Ult/Win8 Pro on HP


    Glad it worked mostly for you. Probably can't be readily stopped. And, if an account is someone else's then, why not let them decide whether or not to delete the icon? And, you are welcome.
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    Windows 7 uiltimate, Windows 8.1 pro 64bit, Windows server 2008R2, Windows 10 TP


    I think (at least in windows 7 I don't have much experience with 8) this is actually program installer behavior not windows thing.. in some installers you can select install for everyone or install just for me in some you can not change this.. you will have to delete/move links manually
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