Hello to you all,
This is my first post and I'm far from being a computer expert... so please accept my apologies if this is in the wrong section or if it is such a simply query that a four year old could solve it!
I've recently purchased a Samsung R780 laptop and when it first started to install Windows 7 it asked me to partition my hard-drive. As I was a little unsure about this I did some searches on my phone and found that it was good to have a small ish partition as my 'C' Drive (i.e. where Windows was to be installed) and a bigger partition for my 'D' Drive to store my personal data. As such, I opted to have 86 gig on my 'C' Drive and 490 gig on my 'D' Drive. This is all well and good, however, I've found that when I installed my virus protector it didn't give me the option to select which drive I wanted to install to. I.e. I downloaded ESET NOD 32 and it automatically assigned itself to my 'C' Drive. So, my first question for you Windows experts is, can I set something up so that I'm given the option of which drive to install programs too (I want to install iTunes, but knowing how large their software is I'm afraid I will run out of space on my 'C' Drive - I only have 55 gig left)... I would prefer not to have to use regedit if possible, as I understand this can be a minefield for inexperienced people like myself.
My second question relates to the fact that I tried assigning 'My Music' folder to the 'D' Drive. I did this by changing its location under preferences. However, this created a duplicate folder in the original location. For example, I had 'My Music' and 'Music' - when I opened 'My Music' it worked fine and was pointing to my 'D' Drive, however, when I tried to open/delete 'Music' I received an error message saying something like I didn't have admin rights (I double checked and I am definitely set up as an administrator). As such, I reverted to the restore program which put everything back to a state as if I had just booted the laptop for the first time. Does anyone know if I can have folders such as 'My Music'; 'My Documents'; My Pictures etc. located on my 'D' Drive and not duplicated as an un-accessible folder on my 'C' Drive?
I'm really sorry for the long post - I hope that someone is able to help me as I'm too scared to install any more programs until I've figured this out.
My thanks in advance to those who respond.