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Windows 7: 3 computers now where chkdsk was automatically started

18 Jun 2015   #11
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It depends. Mine is an older Pro license which was changed to Premium so I can only install on 1 PC. Catch is it's lifetime subscription.

If yours has a yearly subscription, then you can install premium on 3 machines.


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18 Jun 2015   #12
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Another thing you can do, especially if there are other users on other machines less "techie" than yourself, is set them up with the free ToolWiz TimeFreeze

I use it to try out installs. It uses Shadow Services to redirect all writes that would go to the system partition, to a cache file. When you reboot all changes are discarded. You can download to a different drive or put a folder in the exception list so that downloads aren't thrown out. It works pretty well. I have a Laptop and the latest version has very little performance hit. A nice freeware to have.
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18 Jun 2015   #13
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Oh, nice I have Acronis 2010 TI Home and it does have similar functionality but never used it to be honest I am reluctant to test some stuff. Maybe I can use TimeFreeze for those.
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19 Jun 2015   #14
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Oh, nice I have Acronis 2010 TI Home and it does have similar functionality but never used it to be honest I am reluctant to test some stuff. Maybe I can use TimeFreeze for those.
Probably closest to it in function is Returnil. But TimeFreeze is free and more recently updated afaik.
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19 Jun 2015   #15
CountryBumkin

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I ran the Malwarebytes Anti-Maleware and Anti-Rootkit beta programs on both computers (that had clean Windows install) and nothing was detected, however I don't think it is scanning my "D:" drive which is where I store saved programs and my backups. I did not see the D:/ come up during the scan and there is no place in the program to select a specific drive.

Should I be scanning D:?
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19 Jun 2015   #16
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

On MBAM if you have Explorer Integration enabled, you can right click a drive, folder, or file, in Explorer and scan it. I recommend opening MBAM first and updating the database, then closing it, before doing the right click scan. At least on my freeware version it will do a Threat Scan rather than what I right clicked on, if I don't perform that ritual. I don't know why.
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