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Old 06-10-2004, 03:43 PM   #1
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Should I delete infected(?) Windows ME OS before installing Linux?

It looks like my Windows ME OS is infected. In any case, it is unuseable. Should I delete ME from my computer before installing Linux? I don't anticipate using Windows again, in any case. And how would I delete Windows ME?

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Old 06-10-2004, 03:51 PM   #2
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Don't worry. When you install your chosen distribution just delete all of the partitions. None of the data will be left accessible on the drive.
Old 06-10-2004, 03:54 PM   #3
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genyes; depends on you. ? have u worked with linux before? y yes go ahead n remove W, if not just scandisk dfrag n leave till ready for full bore
linx. good luck.
Old 06-10-2004, 05:26 PM   #4
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Install Linux. Mount the windows drive. Scan with f-prot and remove viruses It works, because viruses are not running the infected programs, and can be deleted or cured.

Old 06-10-2004, 08:59 PM   #5
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Even if you keep windows, delete ME and install XP, ME is the glitchiest shortest lived version of windows ever, and M$'s worst idea ever!


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