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    Windows 8 user accounts


    I have 6 windows 8 laptops for my students and I'm beyond exhausted for dealing with the poorly thought out consequences for the end user and the priorities of the end user.

    I spent forever unistalling the junk and distractions as an administrator for these laptop. I also spent forever putting the most needed items in the start page first and then I started setting up student accounts. It took me about 6 hours to do this for just the 6 laptops because of the lack of user friendliness. It is amazing how often when you've left clicked to get the application menu it will also open and how often you have to shut these garbage applications and try again to get rid of them.

    Anyway, much to my horror, all the crap that I uninstalled reinstalled itself to the student accounts, taking up an enormous amount of time. School started yesterday and these laptops required so much work, I only got a generic student account set up and never had a chance to check it out.

    This is a serious problem. It took most of the one class for this computer to reinstall the junk. First day of school and I had one kids at high risk of dropping out, as in he just didn't come last year, already frustrated and hating his class. Microsoft is seriously a disaster to education. Anyway, I didn't realize the problem had been the reinstalling of all the junk.

    I spent 4 hours after school yesterday working on getting the student specific accounts set up and I got through 2 laptops and I have a class in 75 minutes and I didn't get to any of the work necessary to actually prepare for the course content I'm supposed to teach.

    Anyway, is there anything I can do so the user accounts that I set up mirror how I set up the administrator account and do not reinstall all the junk?

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    Anyway, is there anything I can do so the user accounts that I set up mirror how I set up the administrator account and do not reinstall all the junk?
    Not really sure on that part of your problem....You could try asking your schools network administrator for some advice on that, he/she might be able to give you some tips.

    As to make your windows 8 experience a little better and more enjoyable, try installing Classic shell on them....it gives you the look and feel of windows 7 but with all the advantages/efficiency of windows 8. It's free.

    Classic Shell - Start menu and other Windows enhancements
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