Tip & How-To about Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate for PC
Well, you just got a laptop from your local computer store, good for you for giving back to your community! But wait, what's this...The account's name is B111Y_XXX_1337? and his background is... Oh my... this just won't do.
Well, from here you have three options, the expensive and fast route, the free and fast, but you have to get used to something brand new route, or the free and long route.
Let's say you're taking the expensive but fast route, well, just go out to your local Best Buy, or somewhere else nearby that sells Operating Systems (perhaps that same computer store?) and pick up a copy of Windows 7, which can range from $130 to almost $300! Yikes! You might be able to live with his modest collection of scantily clad women now... Wait... What's this? Norton anti-virus? Good god, to Best Buy! Once you buy this Operating System, you can look up a guide or another tip for how to install it, as that is not what this tip is about.
Okay, so you just bought this laptop, you need it to work NOW and you don't want to spend a penny more than you absolutely need to. Might I suggest Linux? Linux, if you don't know, is the free alternative to Operating Systems. And when I say free, most people will assume that it must not work well, however, it works much better than Windows in most aspects, but it's different to the point where you might need some help with using it at first (but soon, you'll turn into a pro, I promise!). Eeh... That sounds like a lot of work, doesn't it? I guess I could just get on with working on my work, I'll never have to bring this laptop to work... To the internet! Wait, is his homepage seriously THAT? and he didn't even install FIREFOX OR CHROME? This is an outrage! (Here's the link buddy, just be careful, and you might want to find a guide on that too http://www.ubuntu.com/ ).
Alright, so you don't want to use Linux, and you don't have any money, but you don't want to live with this small hell of a computer. Well, now begins the extensive process of getting rid of B111Y and all of his stuff. Let's start with the easiest. (Note: Steps 1 and 3 may be skipped, but you might as well do them)
Modifying the main appearance: Take all of the desktop icons, and I mean ALL of them. and throw them in the Recycle Bin, you won't be needing those anymore. I would change the desktop background for now, as you'll be spending a little bit more time with B111Y. For this, go to Start > Control Panel, and under "Appearance and Personalization" select "Change desktop background" Bill Gates was kind (ever thought those four words would be in a sentence together?) enough to include some built in backgrounds for us. So, near the top of the now open window, near "Picture location:" select "Windows Desktop Backgrounds" and hit "Save Changes" on the window. There, much easier to look at and work with.
Getting rid of all those dang programs: Well, B111Y certainly did like all of his junk programs and demos that didn't do anything, the hard drive is OVERFLOWING with them. While I won't guarantee that this will completely save your computer from all it's been through with B111Y, it'll definitely help you. Go to Start > Default Programs, then on the bottom left corner of the window, click on "Programs and Features" click on any of the possibly millions of programs that you don't want anymore, and click on uninstall on the top and follow all popup prompts, unfortunately, this only allows programs to be uninstalled one at a time, so you might be here a while, but your new computer is definitely thanking you for all of this. Go onto the next step while you're waiting for this to finish.
Alright, halfway there! Removing all documents: Here's the hard part, for the most part, the computer did everything for you, now you just need to get rid of EVERYTHING that he had. You've already cleaned up the desktop, so that's not a problem, now you just need to find where everything else is... the easiest thing to do would be to navigate to C:Users ( Start > Computer> Users ) and delete the Public folder. Then click on B111Y_XXX_1337 (or whatever his username is) then delete EVERYTHING in here, just do it, you don't care if his resume was stored on here and only here, it won't be that hard to write "Dropped out of high school and worked at Burger King the rest of my life" again, one would hope. Alright then, that SHOULD take care of it. (keep in mind, that you need to finish the second step if you haven't already).
Now, it's time to set up your account, and get rid of B111Y, once and for all. Go to Start > Control Panel and under "User Accounts and Family Safety" click on "Add or Remove User Accounts" go down to "Create a New Account" make sure that it's an administrator account, and put in a proper username now. Then click on "Create Account" or hit enter. Log out of B111Y for the last time, and log into yours (Start > Switch user (under the triangle next to Shut Down)). Then navigate back to the "Add Or Remove User Accounts" page and click on B111Y's account, and select "Delete the account" (evil laughter is obligatory). Select "Delete Files" and then "Delete Account
And now you're done, voila!
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