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Windows 7: Who's sticking with Windows 7?

25 Jul 2015   #71
rbmcgee

 

I have 6 desktops in my house.

Dear Redmond,

6 months ago they were:
2 x W7 pro 64
1 x W8 pro 32 (HTPC)
1 x W8 pro 64 (Server)
2 x XP 32 Home

At present, I have:
2 x W7 pro 64
1 x W8 pro 32 (HTPC)
1 x W8 pro 64 (Server)
2 x W10 pro 64

Methinks that could well be the final edition although the 2 W8 may become W10 eventually. I, personally, would never turn a W7 desktop into a touch OS. I have an android phone and will not be getting a windows phone.


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25 Jul 2015   #72
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Comforting to hear Greg.
Michael
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26 Jul 2015   #73
Qwertyfish01

Windows 10 Home 64-bit (I no longer make posts here)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by strollin View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Qwertyfish01 View Post
I am getting Windows 10 immediately, mainly because my computer has around 30 viruses, and because of the looks of Windows 10. I will still be able to use Windows 7 if I fix my laptop, because we all get that feeling when you updated your iPhone from iOS 6 to iOS 7 you missed iOS 6 and you wanna use it again.
You definitely want to clean the viruses BEFORE you upgrade otherwise the viruses may simply be carried forward to the new OS.

This is an "in place" upgrade" not a clean install. It would be different if you would be doing a clean install.
I would totally do a clean install. I really can't do anything else, because Microsoft security essentials is all I have and it doesn't do it's job (I only have it because my Norton 360 expired a while back), so I can't get rid of any of the viruses. not to mention, in the programs and features list, they always just come back once I uninstall them. I could make a list of the viruses I have if you want me to. They are right under this window, in Control Panel.

Oh and just to kill two birds with one stone, I am getting this Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Error. Is this why I don't have the Reserve Windows 10 app? I have run Windows Update 11 times in the past 3 days.
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26 Jul 2015   #74
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Try asking a new question here for assistance in removing the corruption with all free scanners,
http://www.sevenforums.com/system-security/
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26 Jul 2015   #75
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Get Malwarebytes Anti-Malware free and scan with rootkit detection enabled (settings - detection).

For reservation see Answer in I want to reserve my free copy of Windows 10, but I don?t see - Microsoft Community
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26 Jul 2015   #76
gregrocker

 

This is what's worked for Windows 7 in millions of installs we've helped with here, and no one has ever come back to say they were infected again:

1) Microsoft Security Essentials, with Malwarebytes and SuperAntiSpyware or AdwCleaner scanners on demand

2) If you get infected reinstall Malwarebytes, enabling trial version with Real Time Protection. Run a full scan and then any further invaders will be blocked.

3) If this does not interfere or throttle performance at all, buy it after the trial expires to run alongside MSE.

4) No one who did this has ever reported getting infected again.

You will get a slightly more aggressive free AV to begin with using Panda Cloud Free. There is no noticeable performance impact which is always a prime consideration to us here.

In WIndows 10 MSE is renamed Defender and built into the OS. It is good enough I've not had to install MBAM or SAS yet.

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26 Jul 2015   #77
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep I doubt that would change in win-10 either windows defender is mse
And still needs mbam premium for additional security.

Otherwise get something else because windows defender is not enough.
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27 Jul 2015   #78
Qwertyfish01

Windows 10 Home 64-bit (I no longer make posts here)
 
 

As it turns out I just don't have Windows Update KB3035583 OR KB2952664. I want to get them, but when I click on the update, it says it failed and there's no button to get it again. I think it's on the official link, but the viruses I have prevent me from doing so, screaming "Important security message. These popups mean you have an adware spyware virus on your computer. Please go to the link below or call us at (I dunno)." In a loop. Won't let me do anything else. So I don't know if it IS on the official link.
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27 Jul 2015   #79
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Did you "Get Malwarebytes Anti-Malware free and scan with rootkit detection enabled (settings - detection)."?
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27 Jul 2015   #80
gregrocker

 

So we google the exact scamware message they're giving and find (if you quoted it correctly) it is most likely this: Remove "Important Security Message" virus (Tech Support)

Please move this now to our System Security forum posting up what you've got, found for it and done so far. While you wait you can work through those steps above which start with powerful AdwCleaner.
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