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Windows 7: XP Freezes on Dual Boot

30 Oct 2009   #11
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I think you will find that Windows 7 runs fine with the Windows Firewall and Windows Defender, which are better than ever and completely unobtrusive.

Personally I put Avast Home free edition AV on all of my computers. It is featherlight but once you run the deep boot scan, nothing can get in unless you turn it off by clicking the blue revolving A icon in the system tray.

Lately Avast has added a database recovery icon which actually uses some CPU, but you can right click on it and disable that database whatever, then click again and merge it with main icon.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fount View Post
Does anyone know if it is possible to make an image using either Norton Ghost or the Windows 7 image software (with which I have no experience) and restore that image from the second partition on a dual boot system like mine to the first partition on a clean drive, and result in it being a single Windows 7 system? This question has probably already been addressed somewhere and if so I apologize.
Visit the Backup & REstore center in Windows 7 to create an image of any or all of your partitions, which can be stored externally or on another drive, and reimage the drive (or a replacement) by booting into Win7 Installer>Repair My Computer>Recover from an Image.

On my computers, I make a Recovery Partition where I save the image, then copy it to an external in case of HDD failure. Imaging will replace reinstalls since its 15 minutes vs. days.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Nov 2009   #12

Windows 7 and XP Pro

Zone Alarm has recently come out with a newer version which is designed for Windows 7.

Downloaded and installed that version in Windows XP and it works perfectly along with Windows 7 on the other partition. Both operating systems are running normally with ZA installed. The previous version of Zone Alarm was the problem.

I have not yet installed Zone Alarm on Windows 7
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Nov 2009   #13

7600.20510 x86

ZA running very well here for few months. Beta
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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