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Old 08-21-2005, 03:40 PM   #21
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Computer's got trojan's again I delete them and they don't go away. I think I'm going to wipe my computer tonight. I've never done it before so got any advice? It currently has Window's 98 on it. My dad's pc has XP, if i'm able to find his XP disc i may upgrade to that..will it work?
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Computer's got trojan's again I delete them and they don't go away. I think I'm going to wipe my computer tonight. I've never done it before so got any advice? It currently has Window's 98 on it. My dad's pc has XP, if i'm able to find his XP disc i may upgrade to that..will it work?
I wouldn't go from 98 to XP unless the computer has at least a 5GB hard drive, 192 MB RAM, and ~600Mhz processor. With those specs, you'll be able to install XP, but it's not going to run well unless you have more like a 1000Mhz processor and 256 MB RAM.
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if you have windows 98 and you've compressed your files to fat 32s you won't be able to reinstall windows, which blows because it needs to be done on my old computer and now i can't. Don't worry if you don't know whether you've done this because it will tell you that you have when you try to do it
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if you have windows 98 and you've compressed your files to fat 32s you won't be able to reinstall windows, which blows because it needs to be done on my old computer and now i can't. Don't worry if you don't know whether you've done this because it will tell you that you have when you try to do it
If you install XP by booting off the CD, you should be able to select the Windows 98 FAT 32 partition and delete it. Then start from scratch and install Windows XP as NTFS on the unparitioned space.
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that would require me to have a copy of windows xp though, hence my problem
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lmao now im kinda freaked out to do it
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I'm thinking of starting a campaign to introduce the death penalty for spyware creators.

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i'll get behind that cause
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I wouldn't know, sorry! I haven't had any pop-ups since I installed it...I am no computer-wizard by any measure
Did someone mention wizard?

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hey look a wizard! *points*
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