Clean install

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Tatersalad, Aug 1, 2004.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Tatersalad

    Tatersalad Registered Member

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2004
    Posts:
    76
    I’m getting ready to re-install Windows XP. It’s been about 10 months and the gremlins are starting to gain weight. I read somewhere that you can neuter many nasties, by not having a C:\Windows folder.

    Has anyone tried changing the drive letter in fdisk? And if so what if any problems with legitimate programs did you encounter?
     
  2. dangitall

    dangitall Registered Member

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2004
    Posts:
    430
    Location:
    New Hamster, USA
    I don't believe that you can change the drive letter. However, you might (and I stress that this is only a possibility) gain something from not using the default name for the folder. Try something like C:\Wingnut instead.
     
  3. meneer

    meneer Registered Member

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2002
    Posts:
    1,132
    Location:
    The Netherlands
    Install on a system that's not connected to the internet. Not by any wire or modem.
    Also first copy some install files from recent anti virus and firewall programs and install those before connecting to the net. Alternatively, first activate the XP firewall before connecting.
     
Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.