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Forum: Virtualization 26 Aug 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,718
Posted By sfeg
I actually don't have the Win7 Home OEM disk. I...

I actually don't have the Win7 Home OEM disk. I had to create recovery software (from the recovery partition). It is on 4 DVDs right now... will that work? There is the alternative option to...
Forum: Virtualization 26 Aug 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,718
Posted By sfeg
A Linux colleague told me that it is safer to run...

A Linux colleague told me that it is safer to run Linux as the base with Win7 as the VM. Because the VM's data still gets passed through the base OS somehow (I can't remember why or how). Can you...
Forum: Installation & Setup 26 Aug 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 4,437
Posted By sfeg
Anything happen, Saltgrass? Anyone else with...

Anything happen, Saltgrass?

Anyone else with knowledge or thoughts about this?

Thanks
Forum: Virtualization 26 Aug 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,718
Posted By sfeg
I'd be okay with removing the Windows 7 OEM from...

I'd be okay with removing the Windows 7 OEM from the base HD, installing Linux instead, and running the Win7 OEM as just a VM. I don't think Toshiba would care as long as I'm running it only once on...
Forum: Virtualization 20 Aug 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,468
Posted By sfeg
Ok, thanks. Repped. I think the confusion rose...

Ok, thanks. Repped. I think the confusion rose from whether my VM would be WinXP or Win7... to clarify, I wanted to install Win7 as the VM (as well as a base on dual boot).
Forum: Virtualization 20 Aug 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,468
Posted By sfeg
So I only need 1 key even if I'm installing...

So I only need 1 key even if I'm installing Windows twice on the computer: first as the base (dual boot with Linux) and then again as a Windows VM on the Linux side, as long as the two are not...
Forum: Virtualization 19 Aug 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 1,468
Posted By sfeg
How can I run a 64-bit Windows VM?

Does Windows Ultimate's software for a complimentary virtual machine allow only a 32-bit WinXP VM?

If so, I should install a different program, such as Virtual Box, in order to run a 64-bit VM,...
Forum: Installation & Setup 19 Aug 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 4,437
Posted By sfeg
ASP.NET user account... delete or disable it?

I reinstalled and updated Windows. Then created a back-up image. Whenever reinstalling from this image, I see an extra User account called ASP.NET

My understanding it that it has something to...
Forum: Virtualization 19 Aug 2012
Replies: 8
Views: 2,718
Posted By sfeg
Virtualizing Windows 7 Home OEM

I have a laptop running Windows 7 Home OEM, and I'm considering the following configurations (whichever is possible... advice is appreciated):



BASE = Dual Boot of Win7 OEM + Linux

Plus a...
Forum: Software 05 Mar 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,569
Posted By sfeg
thanks all and + repped. I've used CCleaner...

thanks all and + repped.

I've used CCleaner before, and I think I'll try out ImgBurn. But I was also wondering, does anyone know of software which can put multiple bootable Images on the same...
Forum: System Security 05 Mar 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,136
Posted By sfeg
No problem, thanks :) So then the question...

No problem, thanks :)

So then the question becomes, are there any wipe programs which will simply wipe but hold off on the formatting?

If not, do I maybe need to use Linux OS CD to do the...
Forum: Tutorials 05 Mar 2012
Replies: 221
Views: 674,564
Posted By sfeg
I actually did post it there. Thanks. Here's a...

I actually did post it there. Thanks. Here's a wipe/format question, though:

If I use Diskpart or another utility (such as KillDisk or DBAN), is it possible to wipe the HD first but don't format...
Forum: System Security 05 Mar 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,136
Posted By sfeg
If I use Diskpart or another utility (such as...

If I use Diskpart or another utility (such as KillDisk or DBAN), is it possible to wipe the HD first but don't format it yet? (Or do all wipes also format?)

While still unformatted, will the HD...
Forum: System Security 05 Mar 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,136
Posted By sfeg
But wouldn't the HD just re-infect the flashed...

But wouldn't the HD just re-infect the flashed Mobo? I don't suppose there is any way to wipe/reformat the HD without being connected to the Mobo. Unless you pay for services at a place which has...
Forum: Tutorials 05 Mar 2012
Replies: 221
Views: 674,564
Posted By sfeg
Can anyone help on my related Q: If both a HD...

Can anyone help on my related Q:
If both a HD and the motherboard firmware are infected by a trojan virus, does a Bios flash with updates take care of the Mobo?

But which one to do first? It...
Forum: Tutorials 05 Mar 2012
Replies: 221
Views: 674,564
Posted By sfeg
Thank you for the welcome, Shawn. Is the MBR...

Thank you for the welcome, Shawn.

Is the MBR automatically part of the DiskPart wipe, or do I have to specify/alter instructions?

Does this info from Microsoft say otherwise?
A Description of...
Forum: Software 05 Mar 2012
Replies: 11
Views: 1,569
Posted By sfeg
Freeware... is it safe and worth the add-ons?

Is there any such thing as truly free software? Do you all know if the following "free" programs come with spyware or add-ons which can slow down my computer:


CCleaner (for clearing Temp files...
Forum: System Security 05 Mar 2012
Replies: 7
Views: 1,136
Posted By sfeg
HD plus Motherboard rootkit infection

If both a HD and the motherboard firmware are infected by a trojan virus, how does one go about disinfecting? For the Mobo, does a Bios flash with updates take care of it?

But which one to do...
Forum: Tutorials 05 Mar 2012
Replies: 221
Views: 674,564
Posted By sfeg
Does Diskpart DoD wipe the MBR?

Can someone please confirm whether Diskpart will indeed wipe a drive's Master Boot Record and ALL partitions, including hidden ones (created by a trojan)? I've heard mixed things.

I need to do a...
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