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09 Jan 2012  

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JMH View Post
IF the above method my friend writhziden has suggested fails...

IMHO by far the quickest & neatest way to have that computer up & running would be to do a clean install.

A clean installation consists of removing all data from the hard disk by reformatting & reinstalling the operating system and programs to an empty (clean) hard disk.

This can be less " messy" than disinfecting a computer to try to remove malware.

REMEMBER > change all passwords...

Clean Install Windows 7
A good suggestion. Just make sure you backup any important data for your friend and get his consent if the clean install is necessary.
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