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Windows 7: booted into old install of windows 7, help please

09 Mar 2011   #21
gregrocker
Microsoft MVP

 

Install also and run Malwarebytes full scan of all HD's.


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09 Mar 2011   #22
thefabman

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

The windows malware tool ran and only partially removed it, I'm trying to understand what exactly this virus does but it says if your running 64bit it'll shut down and restart the computer which would explain the mysterious restart at the beginning of this
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09 Mar 2011   #23
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

You may have to run a wipe to the entire HDD and start over to get completely rid of the trojan; after you have copied out or made back-ups of the data you need to save to external media, use Step One of this tutorial at the link below to do a wipe (secure erase) to the entire Hard Disk Drive / Solid State Drive.
  • Then if you do not want to create the new Windows 7 "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #2 to create, format and mark Active a single 100GB partition to do the installation to.
  • If you do want to create the "System Reserved" partition use the outline in Step Two #3 to create, format and mark Active the System Reserved partition and then create and format the 100GB partition to do the installation to.
Either way, running the "clean all" then creating and formatting the partition(s) using diskpart will get you the best possible space to do a clean install of Windows 7 to; you can always extend the Windows partition to include the remaining unallocated space on the HDD / SSD or create additional partitions after the installation completes if you choose.

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation

DISKPART : At PC Startup

Do a Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version
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