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Windows 7: About to install W7 Professional

14 Nov 2009   #1
Bill037

Vista
 
 
About to install W7 Professional

I'm totally new to W7 and about to install W7 Professional.

I'm very very cautious about what gets installed and get confused at the options during installation.

Automatic update fills me with dread as I've had a fair few good installs of OSs trashed by this features a few months into getting used to it. Prefer to wait for SP1 to arrive as that normally causes less damage.

AVG seems an OK virus protector but what is a rock solid firewall ? Zone Alarm doesn't seem to have a w7 offering yet.

Do I need any more 'protective' applications running as the the world and its dog will be trying to cook up virii, trojans etc

I just need a very very reliable platform and don't need the latest and great whizz upgrades.

Any thoughts very welcome !

:)

Tim


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14 Nov 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Hi Bill and welcome to the forums..

The question of which security setup to use is all subjective, but for an all in one av/firewall, ESET is hard to beat... great detection and a very good firewall..
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14 Nov 2009   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

I agree with Tews
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14 Nov 2009   #4
Bill037

Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
Hi Bill and welcome to the forums..

The question of which security setup to use is all subjective, but for an all in one av/firewall, ESET is hard to beat... great detection and a very good firewall..

I've never heard of ESET, but I'm a user not a Guru, so I'll investigate that straight away !

UPdate:- is this the one that Includes a Firewall ? "ESET Smart Security (Home Edition) " also it doesn't mention W7 only Vista etc ?

I've downloaded a 30 day trial so will install that. Do I need anything else ?

Many many thanks for the tip.

Am I being over cautious on updates ?

Bill (aka Tim)
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14 Nov 2009   #5
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

The rule of thumb is that if it runs on Vista it will run on 7... Some Vista programs need to be run in compatibility mode, but thats no big problem..

As far as updates, I would most definately get them installed.... Not all quirks can be ironed out before an OS goes RTM, and thats what the updates are for... Let us know if you have any problems...
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14 Nov 2009   #6
Bill037

Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
The rule of thumb is that if it runs on Vista it will run on 7... Some Vista programs need to be run in compatibility mode, but thats no big problem..

As far as updates, I would most definately get them installed.... Not all quirks can be ironed out before an OS goes RTM, and thats what the updates are for... Let us know if you have any problems...
Does it have a forget function to zero an upgrade ? And does it work reliably ?

A Cautious,

Bill
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14 Nov 2009   #7
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

If you do not wish to use an upgrade, select it from the list, right click on it and choose.. hide this upgrade... You will no longer be offered that particular upgrade...
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14 Nov 2009   #8
Bill037

Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
If you do not wish to use an upgrade, select it from the list, right click on it and choose.. hide this upgrade... You will no longer be offered that particular upgrade...
Forgive me if I'm being a bit thick but how do you know which upgrade is duff ? So its impossible to filter without hindsight ? Just off to Ebay to see if Flux Capacitors are at an OK price ! *LOL*

:)

Bill
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14 Nov 2009   #9
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

I trust all updates from MS and have never had a problem with them ...
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14 Nov 2009   #10
Bill037

Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Tews View Post
I trust all updates from MS and have never had a problem with them ...

That is very comforting. It wasn't like that in the days of Windows 95 and before and Dos releases were legend for being duff. *LOL*

Do they still intend to release SPs ?

:)

Bill
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