Acronis os selector Virus protection ?

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  1. xenon120

    xenon120 Registered Member

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    Have a question?. I have 2 copy's of windows xp on my computer using acronis disk director suite 10. 1 on partition f: the other on c:. Want to put virus protection on the newest copy of xp that is on C: I do have the file, and folder protection activated. Should this be ok to do??

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  2. MudCrab

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    Are the two XP installs isolated from each other? (You can't see the other XP drive when booted into Windows.)

    OSS shouldn't care if you install Virus Protection software. If you only install it into one of your XPs, then only that one will be protected. You'd have to install it in each one in order to protect them both.

    OSS file and folder protection only applies if you are using the "Copy OS" option in OSS to create another copy of Windows. Basically, OSS will copy the files from those folders and save them to hidden folders. When you boot back into that OS, OSS has to copy the files back. It shouldn't affect your virus protection software.
     
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    no they are not Isolated from one another. I can see the drive where the other op exists on either op system. Is It to late to do this?. Also when scanning registry for problems on either os will it find problems from the other os as well??
    How do I isolate them?.
     
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    If your system is working okay as it is then I wouldn't worry about isolating them at this point. It can be difficult to do.

    The anti-virus program would still need to be installed in each XP. Only the "active" registry for the booted XP will be accessed as the Registry. The registry files on the other XP partition would be scanned as regular files. If the other XP partition is assigned a drive letter (as in your case) the files would be scanned as regular files.

    If you boot into the XP without the anti-virus software, you'll have no protection from infected emails, websites, downloaded files, etc. except for what Windows provides.

    If you just don't want to "see" the other XP drive, you can use Windows Disk management to "unassign/remove" the drive letter to the partition. That way it won't show up in My Computer or otherwise be accessible.
     
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    appreciate the help!!. I am pretty new to this. Started reading stuff on the internet that spoke about acronis. Thought It would be neat to check it out. What about windows 2000 will it work also. Iv'e heard of people putting more than one copy of Xp on one partition. Have you done this yet? How did it work out? Did you experience any cross talk? I will be talkin to you soon I'm sure!!

    Pease out!!
     
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    I, personally, don't recommend putting more than one XP on a single partition. OSS is supposed to be able to do it, but it makes the bootup time take longer as it has to copy/move files. Also I think it limits you to the FAT32 file system.

    I prefer "isolated" systems where each OS is installed in its own partition and boots from its own partition. That way you can backup the partition and restore it if necessary without affecting another OS.

    As far as I know Windows 2000 is supported. It can be a little more tricky, though, as it detects partitions differently than other versions of Windows.
     
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