Windows 10: Two users, two different environments on a laptop

Discus and support Two users, two different environments on a laptop in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; Likely a newbie question... I don't have a laptop so I can't check right now. Windows 10 x64 Pro two users. Is it possible to have two environments /... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by tfwul, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. tfwul Win User

    Two users, two different environments on a laptop


    Likely a newbie question...
    I don't have a laptop so I can't check right now.

    Windows 10 x64 Pro two users.
    Is it possible to have two environments / desktops (maybe something like admin and guest?) on a laptop?

    which desktop showing up depending on the login credentials?
    meaning when I log in as admin the desktop shows slightly different things than logging as guest.

    Also, if I need to log in onto the laptop, will that then affect my desktop pc? (no login required there)

    Thanks

    :)
     
    tfwul, Jun 10, 2018
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  2. no longer able to set User's environment variables in control panel

    Hello,

    Thank you for posting your concern in Microsoft Community and welcome to the Windows 10 Family.

    From the description provided, I understand that you are not able to work on the Environment Variables in Windows 10 after the latest update to build 10586.3.

    The path to access the Environment variables in Windows would be:

    Control panel -> System -> Advanced System Settings -> Advanced -> Environment variables.

    However, if the above is still in place, but however, you still face functionality issue, I would suggest you to rollback to the previous build and check if it helps.

    Follow the below steps:

    • Click on Start and select Settings and then choose Update & security.
    • Then click on ‘Recovery Options’.
    • Click on the ‘Get started’ button in the ‘Go back to a previous build of Windows’ option to start the recovery process.
    Hope the above information is helpful. If you need further information, feel free to write t us and we would be happy to help you.

    Thank you.
     
    Sayan_Ghosh, Jun 10, 2018
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  3. ustulo Win User
    Edit Environment Variables of Standard User Account

    In Windows 10, how can I set user-level (not system wide) environment variables for a standard user account? To clarify: I'm not talking about editing system environment variables. Also, just running the System app in Control Panel as admin won't work because
    that would set the environment variables for that admin user.

    When I go to Control Panel -> User Accounts, then click the "Change my environment variables" link in the left-hand action pane, nothing happens.

    If I go to the search box on the task bar and type "environment", then click "Edit environment variables for your account", nothing happens.

    Currently I have JAVA_HOME set to an incorrect value in my user account, which is a standard user not an admin. If I edit environment variables as admin, it does not show up in the system environment variables nor in the user environment variables (since
    the Administrator account is a different user).
     
    ustulo, Jun 10, 2018
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