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Problem with Limited account on Windows XP, been able to download and install programs

Hello,

I have a Windows XP computer with two accounts, one administrator, one limited.
For some reason people who use the limited account can download and install programs, is there a way to completely blocking them, so they can't make any changes to the computer?

Thank you;.
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BCipolloneCommented:
right click my computer and go to manage

Click on users and groups.

Make sure the user is not a member of any groups that would allow it permissions to install anything

Check the Administrators groups and the Power Users group and see who are members of those groups.

Read this for info on how to restrict rights using Group Policy: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb457006.aspx
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Kaptain1Author Commented:
Unfortunately I have XP Home edition, and I doesn't give me options for "users and gruoups" is there another way to solve this
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BCipolloneCommented:
Well.. You can set them up as a guest account. This should prevent them from being able to install anything. Unfortunately anything below pro is very hard to control because it was really made for a home environment.
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