Transfer of viruses between dual boot OS

September 1, 2011 at 13:02:32
Specs: Windows 7
I'm planning to build a new computer for online trading. Generally the advice for trading is to have a dedicate system, separate from the the computer you have for general use. This is because a trading system should not be used for any general internet browsing or downloading. You don't want to pick up any malware, viruses, trackers etc. Any slow down or instability on the system can end up costing large amounts of money.

What I'm wondering is if I dual boot two copies of windows 7 on separate hard drive partitions, or even on entirely separate hard drives, is it possible to ensure that nothing picked up on the drive used for general use can possibly pass onto the trading partition? Are there any particular steps that need to be taken to make sure the partitions are entirely separate from each other and can't communicate?

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September 2, 2011 at 05:23:22
That might work but suppose you used a Live CD for your online trading instead? You would boot with the Live CD & do all your online trading & banking. Nothing would be running on the hard drive. When you shut down, everything gets erased.

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