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Windows 7: Sr. Citizen Basic Questions, Please

20 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 64bit
Sr. Citizen Basic Questions, Please


Will blame my inability to figure this out on my age now.
Would be most grateful for any help.
New PC; trying to get everything set up.

Boy, it sure is different than my old one with XP.

a. During the first turn-on, it asked for a Password, which I assigned.
I really don't want a Password for it; it's fine for anyone in the family to use it.
How do I get rid of the Password, and have it just start automatically ?

b. In XP, I set up two "accounts" (I think this is the right word for them)
One was called Bob (me), and one was called Steve (son).
When the PC first started there were two icons showing; one labeles Bob, and one labeled Steve. Depending on who was using, each of us therefore had their selectable "own side" of the PC, etc. Anything equiv. in Windows7.

How do I implement this kind of thing for two users, please ?

c. In Windows Explorer in XP, you could click on My Computer\ and a Drive
Letter to see what is in it. Is there anything equivalent to this in Windows7 ?

d. My new LG 2053TQ Monitor I have hooked up with the DIV Digital cable.
I read somewhere that the default in Windows 7 is for VGA. Having all sorts of Monitor problems; no OSD screen, etc. So, I better check if it is set for VGA ?
How and where is this option ?

Again, thank you very much for the help.
Great Forums; glad I found you all.
Thanks again,

My System SpecsSystem Spec

20 Nov 2009   #2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

Hi Robert,

Here are a few Seven Forums tutorial that will help with these issues.

a. Password is a security measure, have a look at these:
type 'User Accounts' in the search box enter click 'Remove your Password'

Log On Automatically at Startup

b. You can set up accounts: User Accounts

You can add as many user accounts as you need.

c. In explorer you can scroll up then click on 'Computer' and all your hard drives and partitions will be listed.

d. With more information about your computer I can help with this. Try this free system information program.
SIW - System Information for Windows

Seven Forums tutorials covers just about anything you might want/need to do:

Let us know if you have any more questions.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro x64 x3 + Windows 10 Preview, Ubuntu

Hello Robert

Most of what you are looking for with regards to users can be discovered by the simple use of one of Windows 7's new features.

If you open the start menu there is a search field typing into this will bring up a list of related items - for example typing "users" ,(no Quotes), will bring up a list of system options for changing and controlling users.

The default for the explorer in Windows 7 is to open at the Libraries view - scrolling down the left hand list pane will display an entry computer which displays the familiar view.

Tip - Windows key + E will also display the Computer view.

To adjust the system display right click on the desktop and choose personalise - or type "Display" into the start bar .

If you need further assistance on the display issues please post back with further details and someone will be able guide you further.

Windows 7 has a lot of changes from XP but once you learn some basic ways of finding information is worth the effort
My System SpecsSystem Spec

20 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 64bit
From OP


Just a quick thanks.

Appreciate it.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Nov 2009   #5

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

Your welcome.

Let us know if you have any more questions.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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