I am running Windows 7 Pro. I had a bad virus or rootkit that messed up my system software amongst a bunch of other software that I really use!!! I ran every great anti-virus/malware programs and cleaned the system. I uninstalled all the software I use all the time. And then I went into the registry and deleted every registry file or folder that was associated with those programs I use. I rebooted and re-installed them... and they still failed. Again, my conclusion is that the virus screwed one or more System files and I know I will never figure out which ones got zapped.
My only conclusion is:
I would like to update to Windows Ultimate from Windows Pro to preserve all my installed software and important files. Can I do that??? I am hoping that Windows Ultimate will re-install the system files associated with Ultimate and NOT remove all of my personal software.
I know I titled this "Do I need to back-up". I'll back-up regardless. But, I just want to know if this will work.
A pipedream or not??
Edited by jwmghf, 13 July 2010 - 10:48 PM.