Posted 08 May 2011 - 10:20 PM
I wasn't worried about the legality of the operating system, I was curious as to why you didn't use the recovery partition. If you are going to reformat and reinstall the operating system it makes sense to use the recovery partition as it has all of the drivers and will return it to the original state of the operating system.
At this point I don't see any reason to reinstall the operating system. This is something that I try to avoid as you will lose all of your data, non-Windows programs, pictures, e-mail and addresses, etc.
If you formatted the hdd you shouldn't have any more problems with infections.
What add ons did you disable?
What do you mean by "reset" IE?
Just to make sure I understand this correctly, you only have the one 450GB hdd?
If IE isn't working properly there should be an error message, are you getting any of these? If so, please post them exactly.
Family and loved ones will always be a priority in my daily life. You never know when one will leave you.