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#1 tw-in-texas

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:23 PM

i have a vista machine that had virus/malware trouble. Cleaned it and it still had gremlins. Restored to original vista image and it still had issues. now i have bought a full version of windows 7 and want to "guarantee" everything is gone when i run the fresh install. Can someone give me advice on best way to do this? I'm not a super techie, so i don't know much about partitions and formatting drives. i also don't know much about firewalls and antivirus/antimalware packages...so i would appreciate some step-by-step instructions for maximizing the success of a clean install. Thanks.

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#2 tw-in-texas

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Posted 10 February 2012 - 10:25 PM

Also, i have a new copy of Norton Internet Security 2012 to install in this process.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 09:55 PM

Hello, you must go to Drive options and format the partition where you want to install windows 7
Good instructions here How to format a computer and Reinstall Microsoft Windows
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:28 PM

i have a vista machine that had virus/malware trouble. Cleaned it and it still had gremlins. Restored to original vista image and it still had issues. now i have bought a full version of windows 7 and want to "guarantee" everything is gone when i run the fresh install. Can someone give me advice on best way to do this? I'm not a super techie, so i don't know much about partitions and formatting drives. i also don't know much about firewalls and antivirus/antimalware packages...so i would appreciate some step-by-step instructions for maximizing the success of a clean install. Thanks.

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