Limited Users in Windows and Portables Apps for Windows

Everybody in the windows want to be administrator. They don't want to use the computer from other users other than administrator. They want the full privilege of the system. They don't really see the benefits running the computer in normal user mode. From my point of view the safest way of using the computer is from the normal user mode. Today the major problem with the computer is the virus and these really changes the system settings. One will not get into these problems if they run in the normal mode since the normal user does not have the permissions to modify the system global settings. However if one is using the fat32 system it does not make any difference as a normal user or an administrator user. Fat32 is single user mode filesystem. Therefore not secure. However if one is in NTFS then better opt for normal user for the sake of computer security.

Then on using the computer one has to get into serious problem of installing the new software as one of my friend get into. I asked him why he is not updating his website. His first answer was obvious the increasing the loadshedding in Nepal, which of course we don't have the replacement but just to wait for our schedule to get into light. His next reason was his unabilty to install a ftp software in the computer as he was not an administrator in it. For those who are really seeking using the computers to use in the normal mode as I do, the alternative is not far, we can use the portables software instead, copy-paste-run-delete. These are actually designed to run on pendrives that are portables/mobile or whatever they may call. There are many softwares now available as portables than in previous. A good list is available at There is filezilla portable already available and can be used for you Sanjip.

Not only them other several programs can be run from other drives too once they have been installed. What I generally do is install most of my favorite programs in drive D: which is not the system drive of course, so when my system drive is formatted I don't have to bother installing my programs again and again. The programs I have been using as that are Macromedia Studio 7 (flashmx6, flash7, dreamweaver7, fireworks). The Macromedia Studio 8 can be done as similar, but once you run from drive D: it says sth is missing. However if you install any of one of the program in studio 8 is installed in the system drive or anywhere you can get all others studio 8 programs installed in the drive D: gets running. Other cool programs are Concept Draw NetDigrammer which is really trial and expiration never gets expired if you run from the normal user. When you launch the program is says writing in registry fails and the software will expire in 30 days. And that 30 days had never run out in mine. However if you get it running from the administrator you get only exactly 30 days to run the software. Beware this is really cool point on having the underprivilege user account.

The another big program as a portable is opera and the open office, an alternative to Microsoft Office. Open Office ver3 can even open the Office 2007 files and its word completion is really cool, however I am still looking for the word completion of the nepali words that worked perfectly in the previous open office versions. The opera@usb is another great program as it clear its cache once it is closed. However this closing of cache who want's to browse their content offline may not be the welcoming point for them.


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