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Windows 7: Should I do it....?

04 Nov 2009   #1
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 
Should I do it....?

There is a virus on my pc at work that I'm unable to completely remove so I'm going to re-format tomorrow. I really want to install 7 instead of XP but I don't know if I should. I don't have any hardware or software that would pose a problem (I know I haven't given full specs but believe me it won't be an issue). I need opinions as to whether or not I should go for it.
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04 Nov 2009   #2
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

This would basically depend on your work - if you are responsible for the PC and it's maintenance and it is acceptable to your supervisor then it's OK.
If you have an IT department that is responsible for the system then it has to be their decision, it's their hardware after all
Of course it's different if you are your own boss
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04 Nov 2009   #3
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

I'm the office manager so there's no problem with me installing any software. I just can't decide. 7 runs so well on my laptop I'd expect it to run well here as well but I can't really afford a lot of down time fixing potential problems. XP runs really well. I don't really know what benefits I would get installing 7.
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04 Nov 2009   #4
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

In a case where potential downtime is an issue I would advise that you go for a dual boot just adding in Windows 7 to the mix at times when productivity demands allow.

To be totally honest I would suggest that a parallel system would be the ideal - testing in a production environment can be a dangerous thing, and you always need an escape route if the worst happens.
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04 Nov 2009   #5
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Yeah, dual booting might be an option...I have to reformat anyway. This pc was riddled with viruses when I started here. NOD clened them all out bar one which keeps changing. Performance wise the pc is still good (I put 3gb ram in it recently). Yeah, I might dual boot
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04 Nov 2009   #6
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
In a case where potential downtime is an issue I would advise that you go for a dual boot just adding in Windows 7 to the mix at times when productivity demands allow.

To be totally honest I would suggest that a parallel system would be the ideal - testing in a production environment can be a dangerous thing, and you always need an escape route if the worst happens.

That does sound like the perfect option.
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04 Nov 2009   #7
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

tw33k, Could some of it be spyware & malware still on the computer acting like virus ?
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04 Nov 2009   #8
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
tw33k, Could some of it be spyware & malware still on the computer acting like virus ?
it's win32virut.NBP. Neither NOD32 nor malwarebytes can totally get rid of it.
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05 Nov 2009   #9
Dinesh

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tw33k View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DocBrown View Post
tw33k, Could some of it be spyware & malware still on the computer acting like virus ?
it's win32virut.NBP. Neither NOD32 nor malwarebytes can totally get rid of it.
win32virut.NBP can be removed from VIPRE Antivirus - The Best Antivirus Protection - Sunbelt Software.

Proof:
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