Windows 7 questions...
Posted on 2011-04-19
This is basically an "Uneducated Admin" question, so it should be easy.
I am one of those persons who has only used Windows XP in the office. I wasen't impressed with Vista, so I never deployed it.
Now that XP is slowly "Going the way of the DohDoh...", I am forced to begin to working with the new Windows 7.
I am using the professional version at the office on a laptop and the home edition at home. My frame of reference is XP Pro, as I have never used Vista.
In XP, I am used to playing around in the "Documents and Settings" directory to control who gets what Icons when they log in. This allows me to keep the menues clean, only showing each used what I want them to see, rather than everything. This is especally usefull at home, As I have a Games login, and then a business login, and I don't want to see any of the Game stuff in the business login, and certian Business things I don't want in the other.
I under stand that it is now all under C:\Users... but I am confused about how to controll it all. Most often, when trying to make changes, I am confrounted with a permissions issue where I am not allowed to mess with certian parts of the directories.
Is there an "Idiots" guide to the differences between Win 7 and the earler versions -especally XP. There are so many more directories by default, and shortcuts that don't seem to go anywhere, something to guide my way would be nice.