The easiest way for you to go about this is go to her account with admin rights, install everything you think she will need, put the icons where you want, load the programs that you want to start on her account, then go back and set it to limited. How familiar are you with XP and how to configure gpedit.msc? Use can screw your system up if you don't know what you are doing. What you do in there applies for all the accounts so be careful. Don't quote me on " What you do in there applies for all the accounts: but I did this once thinking it would be just the limited account since that's where I was configuring it from, nope. It went to all accounts, I locked it down so much, I had to reinstall. But that's how you learn. So se what happens.