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Windows 7: windows.old folder and viruses

11 Mar 2010   #1
bigboi972

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
windows.old folder and viruses

Just had a question that I thought was interesting lets say i got a virus today and reinstalled my windows seven tomorrow not useing a clean install would the virus then be moved to my windows.old folder? And would it be possible to just delete my windows old folder to get rid of it. This had not actually happened i dont have any viruses well i think i dont i need to get me some virus protection but thats a question for another day it was just something that popped up into my head. Thanks for all responses


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11 Mar 2010   #2
ridakash

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

Wipe your partition and unstall a clean OS.Why do you wante to keep old folder?
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11 Mar 2010   #3
bigboi972

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ridakash View Post
Wipe your partition and unstall a clean OS.Why do you wante to keep old folder?
i dont know what you mean by"Wipe your partition and unstall a clean OS" Whats a partion and to answer your question i dont want to keep it i was asking if you had the windows old folder and there was a virus in it from the previous version of windows would it be deleted when you delete the windows old folder from the harddrive.
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11 Mar 2010   #4
ridakash

Windows Seven Ultimate
 
 

I mean that you have to format C: and install a new clean version!
If you remove the old version, the virus will also be deleted.
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