I'll be getting Windows 7 soon. I don't know what version it is since its being sent to me as a birthday gift but I will assume its either Home Premium or Professional. I would like to do this all in one shot instead of doing all the other installs I want THEN doing the other tricks later. If people can help me prepare so I can do so, it will help me especially since my Windows 7 usage is... quite limited (even though I used Vista and had quite a bit of issues). So this is what I'd like to do: Share folders that are user limited on the network (as in you need a user name and password to login) as I tend to go to LAN parties. Still allow my upnp to work on the network (for things like Foobar2k using the upnp sharing as opposed to Windows Media Player upnp sharing) Install Windows 7 in a way so that my Windows install and swap files is on one partition and program files, documents/user files/folder in another (I have seen this done in XP and still don't know how to do it). I guess I'm hoping number 2 is still possible with number 1. Number 3 is so if I have to fix windows for whatever reason, it should be easier. Also, any tips would be useful for Windows 7. Finally, the last part that I'm questioning... Is Microsoft Security Essentials, Antivir, or Kaspersky the recommended choice as a anti-virus software? Any useful programs for Windows 7 that I should know about? Should I make 2 accounts? One for installing and whatever, the other as limited? Sorry, I know, its long winded. Thanks to any assistance provided. Edit: Completed and thanks all!