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Windows 7: Question about reformatting

01 Jun 2011   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

I've been going about every 18th months now with Windows 7, except my work tower, which is still running Windows 7 Pro from it's August 2009 release. XP had a regular interval, whereas Windows 7 really doesn't. My home system mainly gets it reinstalled due to massive hardware upgrades, and that's my own choosing to do a clean install. It's only a 2 hour process, so why not? However, there are still times when a person, like my father-in-law, will get enough malware that even upon cleaning it, the system is still suffering from stability issues. I back his data drive up, reimage it, and send him on his way.

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02 Jun 2011   #12
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Yes Deacon...relatives.
Looked at my sis's IE and she had more toolbars than I had ever seen, one for porn. (Ex-hubby)
But they keep us on our toes, eh?
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03 Jun 2011   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

They certainly do. My father-in-law preps me for the viruses I'll see later on in my company when my work-at-home employees allow their kids to use their laptops. He had so many toolbars once, you could barely see the web page. That's when he decided to call me.
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03 Jun 2011   #14

Windows 10 Pro/ Windows 10 Pro Insider

Every time I go through Uninstall programs, I uninstall everything that says toolbar on it, and never download one intentionally. I advise family members to do the same. I guess I should save by breath.
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