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Old 05-04-2014, 12:36 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Xyma MCX View Post
Ubuntu has detected a virus. Should I be worried?
Is this from a website? Maybe you went to a wrong website?
Old 05-04-2014, 01:22 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by maples View Post
If you really need Windows, look at the product key on the machine, google for the install disk, download and burn the disk, and reinstall Windows on it.
Some computers like my mom's old one or my netbook did not come come with a CD. You can reinstall windows straight from the harddrive (if I can remember correctly) . All you need to do is follow the instruction on how to do it.

Unfortunately, we had a laptop where my son completely wiped everything to install linux. I tried reinstalling windows but it is completely gone. It does not matter anyway bwcause it is his laptop so he does whatever he want with it.i think I will google for install disk. But they may not have it.

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Old 05-04-2014, 09:00 AM   #18
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Yeah, unfortunately most computers today come with a "recovery partition" instead of an actual install CD/DVD. That's fine for if you get a virus, but when your HDD goes poof it doesn't do much good.

What Windows version was he using? I actually found a Windows 7 install ISO on Microsoft's website a month ago for a friend whose HDD died. I never ended up using it, but I know that it's out there.
If you do install from a CD, you will need to download the Windows drivers before you install (or download it on a separate computer) because more than likely Windows won't be able to handle the Wifi card, and it will most likely have problems with the graphics and sound as well.


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