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Windows 7: Dual Boot Protection

17 Jan 2010   #1
Submarine

Windows Seven Ultimate 64bit + Vista Ultimate 32bit SP2 Dual Boot
 
 
Dual Boot Protection

To have Vista x86 on one disk and W7 64 on another. How to best ensure virus protection and firewall?


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17 Jan 2010   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Enable AV and the firewall in both OS's.
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17 Jan 2010   #3
Kari

 

Both OS's need their own respective AV protection and firewall. When you boot Win7, it has no idea what kind of applications you have installed on Vista. It is like having two completely separate computers.

Kari
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17 Jan 2010   #4
Submarine

Windows Seven Ultimate 64bit + Vista Ultimate 32bit SP2 Dual Boot
 
 

So, I will need to separate licences?
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17 Jan 2010   #5
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, if you are using licensed commercial software you will need 2 licenses for each install. Same thing with your operating system. You need a license for Vista and a license for 7.
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17 Jan 2010   #6
Submarine

Windows Seven Ultimate 64bit + Vista Ultimate 32bit SP2 Dual Boot
 
 

Thanks,

Lighting the flare: I have McAfee today, but find it a bit heavy. Is the latest version lighter or should I consider a competitor?
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17 Jan 2010   #7
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Submarine View Post
Thanks,

Lighting the flare: I have McAfee today, but find it a bit heavy. Is the latest version lighter or should I consider a competitor?
Not totally sure. I use Trend on my work computer because that is what my company uses.

I use Microsoft Security Essentials on my own personal machine and I have used both AVG and Avast in the past and felt they were about even with other.
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17 Jan 2010   #8
Kari

 

You could try Microsoft Security Essentials, free download here. It's quite light, completely free and, in fact, quite good. I'm using it on 4 computers and 3 virtual machines.

Kari
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17 Jan 2010   #9
hackerman1

W7-Enterprise + WS-2008 (Converted to Workstation)
 
 

hi !

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Yes, if you are using licensed commercial software you will need 2 licenses for each install. Same thing with your operating system. You need a license for Vista and a license for 7.
that is not entirely correct, some Antivirus-programs & firewalls come with a license allowing it to be used on more than 1 computer, and others allow the software on 2 or more operating systems on the SAME computer, so it depends on what the license says.

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18 Jan 2010   #10
Submarine

Windows Seven Ultimate 64bit + Vista Ultimate 32bit SP2 Dual Boot
 
 

Thank you all for the help!
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