Windows 7 Installation Tips and Tricks

How to create a Windows 7 installation partition

This concept can be used to perform clean installs as well as perform recovery tasks. Potentially think about a larger system/restore partition large enough to hold other files, such as saving system backup images to this drive and maybe portable apps/tools.

Geek Tip from the video: shift + f10 launches a command prompt from within the windows installation process.

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A user account trick to hide accounts from the login screen:

If you have an account with Administrator-level permissions on the system, you should be able to delete the account using the

net user

command from an elevated command prompt.

In the Start Menu’s search bar, type

cmd

. When “cmd.exe” is highlighted in the search results, press CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER. You should get a UAC prompt. After the UAC prompt, you should see a CMD window with the title

Administrator: C:\Windows\System32\cmd.exe

.

From there, use

net user

as you normally would to delete a user account:

net user [username] /delete

For more information about

net user

see: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/251394

Once done the user account still exists but it is not visible in the login screens visibly it is souly in the background existing for tasks not daily desktop work, this is handy for hidden admin accounts or other accounts that are used for specific purposes like password protected file sharing (very handy!).

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