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Old 12-27-2018, 01:19 AM
Wolf333 is offline
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Originally Posted by Inner Stickler View Post
I suspect he means something more along the lines of re-installing the OS. Which, yes, if you had the foresight to make a re-install/recovery flash drive AND didn't lose it, or bought your computer so long ago that it came with actual OS installation CDs, and you kept regular backups of your data that are time stamped so you can retrieve a backup that is prior to the infection, you can simply reinstall the OS and copy over your backup.

Not a lot of home computer users do that, though.

Late to the party, but....

With Windows 10 you don’t really need a specific recovery disk/ thumb drive any more. You can use the Windows Media Creation tool on any PC. Every once in a awhile, I’ll have to download a driver, but usually it works fine.

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