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#1 KevinH

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 01:17 PM

I had adware on my hard drive, so i decided to install a fresh copy of XP.
I use a wireless Logitech mouse and keyboard, which needed a driver installation prior to use.
After I installed windows XP the mouse and keyboard continued to work without using the cd to put back the software. There is no Logitech software on the computer for the keyboard and mouse though.
I know i did a complete new install.. I just wanted to know if anyone knew how that was possible.. I didn't quite understand it. If anyone can help as well, is there a thread on this forum that lists settings to use for a more secure computer/web browsing? I have come across a few [disabling certain java scrips] anything that could help me with the settings of the new XP.... i hope that all made sense.. :thumbsup: thanks for any help

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 01:30 PM

One of the reasons XP is so huge is because it has most of the need drives for the most common devices. With the ps/2 and usb devices the interface has become standardize. These are fairly simple devices. If you have software and want to use it that should not be problem as long as it was written for XP.
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Posted 16 November 2005 - 01:36 PM

We have a tutorial that will help you to keep your computer more secure:
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Posted 16 November 2005 - 02:22 PM

Thank you very much for your help
This site and everyone who is on the forums are very friendly and informing!
when i get home from work i will be continuing to tweak xp back to the way i had it, or better hopefully!


thanks again for the replys, have a great day

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Posted 16 November 2005 - 04:03 PM

You're quite welcome, KevinH.
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Posted 16 November 2005 - 06:52 PM

If you have more question please feel free to ask.
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Posted 17 November 2005 - 10:49 AM

If you're going to continue to tweak XP to your liking, I'd suggest that you get some disk imaging software and a spare hard drive to store the images on.

Then, you make an image of the disk when you get things where you like them. If your system crashes - then you can restore the image and be back up and running within 20 minutes.

I learned this the hard way - after countless reinstalls and resetting of all my settings.

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Posted 17 November 2005 - 11:24 AM

Hi

http://www.tweakhound.com/ is an excellent resource.

As previously pointed out, take precautions before you mess with any settings. Take at least a restore point. Better still do a full image backup to another disc(preferably external). NEVER store an image backup, or any other backup for that matter, on the same PHYSICAL disk as the data you are backing up.

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