• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.
  • Welcome to Free PC Help, a free PC Help forum to get help with your computer problems.

    Free PC Help is a community that offers free computer help and support for all users, all ages, worldwide.

    In order to start asking questions or contribute on someone else's post you will first need to register. Don't worry - it's quick and easy and once you have registered you will have instant access to the entire forum.

    If you do decide to join the forums you will not have the option to send Private Messages [ PMs ] or add a Signature until you have made 5 posts or more. This is an attempt to try to stop Spammers using the PM system or adding links to their Signature.

sending messages to other users (?)

kay

FPCH Member
Joined
May 27, 2010
Messages
13
Operating System
Windows XP - Professional
#1
Hi,I`m running XP professional and im not on a network.I was wondering if it was possible to send messages to another user/s on the computer that they see when they next log in?or is there a free programe that does this that i can download?
 

DSTM

FPCH Long Term Member
Joined
Dec 10, 2007
Messages
1,345
PC Experience
Some Experience
#2
Hi,I`m running XP professional and im not on a network.I was wondering if it was possible to send messages to another user/s on the computer that they see when they next log in?or is there a free programe that does this that i can download?
Wondering if it's not just as easy to send yourself an Email,and leave the message you wish the user to see.
 

DSTM

FPCH Long Term Member
Joined
Dec 10, 2007
Messages
1,345
PC Experience
Some Experience
#3
Another Option, Kay, would be to leave a sticky Note on the Desktop.
 

DSTM

FPCH Long Term Member
Joined
Dec 10, 2007
Messages
1,345
PC Experience
Some Experience
Joined
May 27, 2008
Messages
4,098
Location
Stockport near Manchester
PC Experience
Elite PC Guru
Operating System
Windows Vista - Home Premium
#6
If you are using a server then yes you can send messages to users, if its a home PC, you would need to use a piece of software, I am sure that someone out there would have done software for this at some point
 
Joined
May 27, 2008
Messages
4,098
Location
Stockport near Manchester
PC Experience
Elite PC Guru
Operating System
Windows Vista - Home Premium
#7
Ah - just been pointed out to me that you are NOT on a network :eek:
Nope im afraid you need to use something along the lines of what DSTM has suggested
 

kay

FPCH Member
Joined
May 27, 2010
Messages
13
Operating System
Windows XP - Professional
#8
right so those sticky notes let me give sticky notes to other peoples desktops so that when they log in they can see them yes?
 

DSTM

FPCH Long Term Member
Joined
Dec 10, 2007
Messages
1,345
PC Experience
Some Experience
#9
No Kay.Please read your initial post.
You said you were NOT on a Network,and now you are asking about an office environment.
I am confused.
 

DSTM

FPCH Long Term Member
Joined
Dec 10, 2007
Messages
1,345
PC Experience
Some Experience
#10
Further,if it is an office environment,you would be better consulting your IT guy,on what you can and can't do.
 

kay

FPCH Member
Joined
May 27, 2010
Messages
13
Operating System
Windows XP - Professional
#12
No Kay.Please read your initial post.
You said you were NOT on a Network,and now you are asking about an office environment.
I am confused.
no imean other user1s desktops,not on a different computer.
 

DSTM

FPCH Long Term Member
Joined
Dec 10, 2007
Messages
1,345
PC Experience
Some Experience
#13
In that case Kay,Sticky notes will be fine,if on the same Computer.
 

kay

FPCH Member
Joined
May 27, 2010
Messages
13
Operating System
Windows XP - Professional
#14
OK.So would someone get me a link to download one (Free) that goes onto other`s desktops please?
 

Plastic Nev

Deceased - sadly missed
Joined
Oct 19, 2008
Messages
5,442
Location
Lancashire
#15
Kay, are you administrator of this computer? or just one of the users? If administrator, you should be able to access all other users accounts any way unless there are password protection issues where you don't know those passwords. Which of course we can't help with.
I don't know that sticky notes software, but I am assuming it only needs to be installed in your account for it to display the messages to other users.
 

kay

FPCH Member
Joined
May 27, 2010
Messages
13
Operating System
Windows XP - Professional
#16
yes i am admin i own the laptop i tried to find these sticky notes but couldnt.It woud be really great if i could get a link.
 

kay

FPCH Member
Joined
May 27, 2010
Messages
13
Operating System
Windows XP - Professional
#17
ok i got sticky notes but it wont let me send them to the same pc only different pcs and i want to send to the same pc but a different user.
 

Plastic Nev

Deceased - sadly missed
Joined
Oct 19, 2008
Messages
5,442
Location
Lancashire
#18
I hope you come back again for a look Kay as I think I may have found a way to do it, however not having multiple users I can't check it works.
Anyway see if this will work, first you need to open the task manager, an easy way is click start, then in the "Run" box type or copy and paste -

taskmgr

When the window opens click on the "users" tab, next select which user you want to send your message to, then click the "send message" on the bottom right.
As I say I can't go further to check as there is only the one user, me.
Let us know if that works.
Nev.
 

Plastic Nev

Deceased - sadly missed
Joined
Oct 19, 2008
Messages
5,442
Location
Lancashire
#20
Hi, I had time to set up a temporary second account so I could try it, and yes it does work, the message is displayed as soon as the other user logs on.