|USER ACCOUNT[in Control Panel] doesn't have any accounts listed. It is just a blank window. It does have the "previous & next arrows and "Home button". No response when clicking these.|
No 2nd Windows file. And, the drive was not re-formatted prior to the re-install
Yes, the accounts are all listed in the Documents & Settings directory. The old & the new. The new have the <dot>+added label and are listed like so:
Yes, Properties[My Computer etc.] has 2 user profiles. One is adminstrator & the other is the one i use. The admin. has 10 times space being used. 16 gig to 1.4[approx.]
A friend gave me a Dell Inspiron with Win7 that couldn't get online. No install disk either.
As of 10-12 days ago it found it's way to the internet and after a 137 file download it is doing well. I'm not up to speed with Win7, but during the download it became eligible for Win10[has the icon on taskbar,[White MS logo. I imagine this to be the gateway to the download]. Not so sure about win10. I know someone that has it & he isn't all that happy.] When started, it spends 5 to 10 mins. Doing something??!!??
And I have another 80Gig HDD that can replace the infected drive & I get to keep the old HDD and the files that i still have use for.
That being said, here is a question:
Would 40 gig be enough disk space for Linux. I still have use for XP and was considering re-installing XP Sp2 on the other partition. It would be more of a secondary OS and Linux would evolve until it would be the dominate OS throughout. I have other PC's that make up my Home LAN. Win7 won't talk to Win98SE that is on a very useful Pent II. XP will communicate with Win98SE.
But, at this point, 40 gig would be the minimum amount of disk space for Linux. This could get bigger when i find more apbout how much XP has to have.
Matter of fact, it will be to day that this will start. I think!!!
I thank you for your interest & willingness to help.
Have a good day too.
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