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Windows 7: Windows Defender Offline

15 Feb 2014   #150

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

Hi. I downloaded the ISO, and made a bootable copy (easyBCD).

My OS is native VHD, so when I select it from the boot menu, the VHD containing the OS is mounted and booted.

When I run windefenderoffline, it doesn't see any OS, cause none is attached (cause I've booted to defenderoffline, not my OS).

My question:

How do you use windows defender offline with a native virtual hard-disk?
Add a Native-Boot Virtual Hard Disk to the Boot Menu

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18 Jul 2014   #151

Windows 7 64-bit SP1

Operating system:
  • Windows XP (Service Pack 3)
I tried it on XP SP3 but it says my operating system isn't supported
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18 Jul 2014   #152

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Bladeroden,

It still claims it is at the Microsoft link below. Does your XP computer meet the other requirements, and have all Windows Updates installed?

Windows Defender Offline System Requirements - Windows Help
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15 Mar 2016   #153

MS Win 7 Home Prem 64

To Brink ~

I owe you a world of thanks for this very informative and helpful post.
On Saturday (March 12, 2016), my mother's computer caught that oh
so joyful case of windows kept rebooting, no log in screen, no safe
mode, etc. I tried ever so many things. I wasn't giving up even last night
when my mother said she was ready for me quit, and she to suffer the
cost of buying a brand new computer. Tired, exhausted, mentally going
crazy with all forms of dos entry command lines going through my head,
I told her no. Then late this afternoon (Tuesday, March 15, 2016), I came
across this page in all my researching. Opps. I had the incorrect belief Windows
Defender could only be run after signing into windows...

I was happily proven wrong.

Using my computer, I did as instructed on a USB. Took about seven hours but,
it worked. My mother's computer is fully operational and more now.

So to you, Brink. Thank you ever so much.
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16 Mar 2016   #154

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome Mimicry, and welcome to Seven Forums. I'm glad it could help.
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