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#1 wdthornton

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 12:59 PM

I'm new here so, not sure about what I need. My computer crashed. I had win XP Home on it. I decided to get win 7 ultimate and put on computer. I have a main HD and a slave drive. Do I have to put new OS on both drives or just the main? Both drives are 120G and I have 1.5G memory installed. I know I might need more memory sooner or later, but can't afford it right now.

Also what anti-virus and spyware do you recommend? I was using malwarebytes and AVG free with spybot S&D. Will they work with win 7? :huh:

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 02:47 PM

You install Windows on one (main) drive only.
With 1.5GB of RAM, you should be OK (2GB would be better).

As for security programs...
Spybot is a tool of the past.
I don't recommend AVG anymore since ver. 8.0 It became a hog with number of other problems.

Your options:

- Avira free antivirus: http://www.free-av.com/en/download/1/avira..._antivirus.html
- Avast! free antivirus: http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html

- free Comodo Internet Security (firewall + AV): http://www.personalfirewall.comodo.com/
NOTE. During installation, Comodo will also allow you to install AV only, or firewall only, if you prefer to combine one Comodo product with some other product.

If you decide to install Avast, or Avira, make sure, Windows firewall is turned on, or use Comodo firewall..
If you decide to install Comodo Internet Security, or just Comodo firewall, make sure, Windows firewall is turned off.

IMPORTANT! Make sure, you use only ONE antivirus, and ONE firewall.



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Antispyware tools:

- SUPERAntiSpyware Free Edition: http://www.superantispyware.com/download.html
- Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (trial version is fully functionable): http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

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Posted 26 January 2010 - 08:01 PM

Ditto! :huh:
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Posted 26 January 2010 - 08:05 PM

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