> I appreciate your response and Malke's, but after acting on your suggestions
> I now have even more problems: Perhaps it's my own fault for using the
> heading "User accounts". Let me make it clear: My aim was to get my name and
> any reference to me totally off my wife's computer, as we want it to be hers
> alone. Now we have the added problem of that extra click needed once she
> boots up.
> Why was Vista so poorly designed that in "Explore" there's now that
> C:\Users\Neil folder (and NONE with my wife's name), and no apparent way to
> delete my name and add hers?
If there is no C:\Users\wife folder you didn't create a user account for
her. I honestly don't know what you've done. Once again, go to the Users
applet and create a brand-new user account for your wife using her name.
Make it a Standard user account. Leave your own user account on the
system and let it be a computer administrator. You want to have an extra
account for emergencies.
Then set Windows to automatically log into your wife's new user account.
This is done the same way it was in Vista:
Configure Windows to Automatically Login (MVP Ramesh) - http://windowsxp.mvps.org/Autologon.htm
With the autologon set, the machine will boot directly to her Desktop.
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