I am using Vista but this might just be more of a general question:
1. I notice my computer many times the hard drive is running when I'm not really doing much of anything. When I go to task manager it doesn't list anything running yet these things slow my computer down when I'm trying to do other things. If these are scans, updates, etc I get that they are important, but ultimately it is my computer and I want the things that I am doing to be the priority.
2. This is kind of tied into 1, I have Norton, I'm not online at home currently so don't need it, yet there doesn't seem to be any way to completely turn it off. I can turn certain things off and run the "silent mode" but it only lasts a day. I keep getting all these popup messages about how I'm "not protected" and it still runs scans that use up tons of ram, and it also slows down my startup, can't I just shut if off for now?
3. Final thing, when I go set up folders, by default it always has these useless things for the details like "Tags", "Rating" and stuff like that. I prefer "Size", "Date Modified", and "Type", and I have to change all this whenever I go to a new folder. I have never once used things like "Tags" or "Rating" and this is annoying, is there some way to change this default setting for my folders?
Thanks, sorry for such a long post, but I'm so tired of not even being able to control my own computer.