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March 28, 2007 4:11 PM   Subscribe

Running XP as a non-administrator (like MS recommends ;-) how do you get access to some form of Calendar ?

I run XP as a non-administrator user but this means that if you attempt to look at the calendar (by double-clicking the clock) you get told "You do not have the proper privlege level to change the System Time". Of course I do not wish to change the time just find out what the date was the Thursday before last.

Currently I resort to logging onto a unix box and running 'cal' - there has to be a better way ! Can anyone suggest a means of seeing the calendar without logging as an admin - or some alternative form of calendar (... other than a paper one I mean ;-)

ps - I don't use Outlook
posted by southof40 to Computers & Internet (13 answers total)
 
If you just want to see some dates, you could use a Yahoo Widget (or a Google one.)
posted by Tacos Are Pretty Great at 4:21 PM on March 28, 2007


http://calendar.google.com
posted by ReiToei at 4:25 PM on March 28, 2007


...or Mozilla Sunbird
posted by ReiToei at 4:27 PM on March 28, 2007


I use the Google Start Page as my home page. Access to the calendar is as simple as opening your browser.
posted by seanyboy at 4:27 PM on March 28, 2007


Outlook.
posted by b1tr0t at 4:33 PM on March 28, 2007


There is a sidebar calendar, and I also have this "Windows Calendar" program.
posted by that girl at 4:37 PM on March 28, 2007


You can give yourself permission to change the time, although I wouldn't take this route myself. If you like cal, you can always run it on Cygwin. I use the Palm Desktop calendar when I need one.
posted by grouse at 4:44 PM on March 28, 2007


I scanned the nice little 2007 calendar that my local Real Estate agent gave me. It sits on a corner of my desktop, always ready to give me the date. When I want to display a pretty picture on my desktop, I just layer my little calendar on top of the picture. It works just fine and I don't even have to click anything.
posted by dogmom at 5:15 PM on March 28, 2007


I like timeanddate.com.
posted by Dec One at 5:34 PM on March 28, 2007


You can run date and time in the control panel by holding down shift and right clicking. choose runas. run it as an administrator.

Simplify this by making a batchfile with the runas command (youll have to google for the syntax) and leaving it on your desktop.

Or just use a third party tool like the ones mentioned above.
posted by damn dirty ape at 6:41 PM on March 28, 2007


Alfaclock is a free, spyware-free toolbar clock replacement that sticks today's date right down there, and provides a calendar instead of the time and date panel on click. (It's also got an alarm clock and more.)
posted by mendel at 6:53 PM on March 28, 2007


First, that's not Microsoft's recommendation, that's just good practice. You'd never log into your Unix box and use it as root, why would you do it on Windows?

Go with grouse' suggestion.
posted by Spoonman at 8:43 AM on March 29, 2007


oho. Ignore my previous comment in my stupidity with windows versions.
posted by that girl at 10:19 AM on March 29, 2007


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