Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Just installed seven. Have a few questions.

26 Oct 2009   #1
lewis

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Just installed seven. Have a few questions.

Ive been using the build 7100 beta for about 4 months now, and finally brought 7 ultimate today.

I have a few questions regarding windows 7. The first being, i was dual booting windows 7 beta with vista, as my laptop has 3 hard drives. Windows 7 will not let me format my vista drive.

Secondly, i would like to make another user account on the laptop for a family member, how can i control what they have access to, and the ammount of hard drive space they have?

Finally i have noticed windows now appear almost instantly after clicking them on the bottom bar, i liked the how the windows seemed more fluid when appearing in the beta 7100. Has this been completely removed or can i edit it somehow?

thanks alot, lewis.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
26 Oct 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lewis View Post
Ive been using the build 7100 beta for about 4 months now, and finally brought 7 ultimate today.

I have a few questions regarding windows 7. The first being, i was dual booting windows 7 beta with vista, as my laptop has 3 hard drives. Windows 7 will not let me format my vista drive.

Secondly, i would like to make another user account on the laptop for a family member, how can i control what they have access to, and the ammount of hard drive space they have?

Finally i have noticed windows now appear almost instantly after clicking them on the bottom bar, i liked the how the windows seemed more fluid when appearing in the beta 7100. Has this been completely removed or can i edit it somehow?

thanks alot, lewis.
Lewis


Hi and welcome to sevenforums

1-which drive is the first one on the drive (ie on the left)?

2-New user account is easy. You can restrict access easily by making the account either a standard user, or a guest. Disk space limits are a little more complicated to do.

3 Edit preferences.

Let us know if you need help with any of this stuff

Ken
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Oct 2009   #3
lewis

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lewis View Post
Ive been using the build 7100 beta for about 4 months now, and finally brought 7 ultimate today.

I have a few questions regarding windows 7. The first being, i was dual booting windows 7 beta with vista, as my laptop has 3 hard drives. Windows 7 will not let me format my vista drive.

Secondly, i would like to make another user account on the laptop for a family member, how can i control what they have access to, and the ammount of hard drive space they have?

Finally i have noticed windows now appear almost instantly after clicking them on the bottom bar, i liked the how the windows seemed more fluid when appearing in the beta 7100. Has this been completely removed or can i edit it somehow?

thanks alot, lewis.
Lewis


Hi and welcome to sevenforums

1-which drive is the first one on the drive (ie on the left)?

2-New user account is easy. You can restrict access easily by making the account either a standard user, or a guest. Disk space limits are a little more complicated to do.

3 Edit preferences.

Let us know if you need help with any of this stuff

Ken
Thanks for your reply, if i understood your first question, i believe its on the d drive. I think it wont format due to the previous dual boot setup, could you clarify please.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

26 Oct 2009   #4
lewis

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Anyone?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
26 Oct 2009   #5
ripbox

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Lewis, how are you trying to format the old vista partition? inside of windows management or via the install disk?
My previous experience was that i must make the format in windows via the disc management then afterwards insert the windows installation disc and boot threw as a normal install until you come to the the partition selection then use the erase/format option, reboot then your done

This was the method that worked for me but may not be the method for every case
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Just installed seven. Have a few questions.




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Win 7 SP1 Installed, Previously Installed Updates Reappear
I recently installed Windows 7 Service Pack 1 for my Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit edition. As the installation finished the computer restarted and I did not give it another thought. Later on I returned to the Windows Update screen to see if there were any recent updates available for my PC. To my...
Windows Updates & Activation
installed HD 2600 pro card, installed AMS driver, but no ccc software?
I was wondering if this would help? http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/195195-fix-catalyst-control-center-ccc-will-not-open-install.html I see no evidence that the AMD driver installed at all. Right click desktop does not show ccc, and ccc is not in the lower right panel. Windows...
Graphic Cards
List of updates required to be installed before SP1 is installed?
Hello, Is there a list of hotfixes that are required to be installed prior to installing SP1? I am trying to slipstream SP1 into an installation DVD for Windows 7. It works fine, however, after I installed my newly created DVD, I found an update that said "You must install this patch before...
Windows Updates & Activation
How do I get my newly installed Hard Drive (1TB) with Win 7 installed
to boot up. Here's my issue I have a HP Desk top w/ a standard 320 GB hard Drive. I bought a new Hard drive (1 TB Western Digital) so that I could move everything to the new one and use the old one as storage. I had trouble even formatting the new drive but eventually got it and successfully...
Backup and Restore
neo basic 2165 - 4gb installed but only shows 3gb installed
hey guys got an issue her thats been like a stubbed toe - just cant let go of it - im using a dual core neo basic 2165 - i just recently upgraded my ram to 4gb 2x - 2gb -ddr2 800 but it just shows 2.75 usable - and only 3gb installed - ive tried every thing so far- still same result-...
Hardware & Devices
Installed Window 7..here are some couple questions..
1. Can I format the D drive (recovery) then back up my window 7 in it using program "backup and restore in Window 7 into D drive? 2. I positive that I clean install window 7 by an upgrade disc, previously I'm Vista user..How can I tell if I do a clean install (custom install) or just upgrade in...
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 17:58.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App