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Another Tip for Removing Flash Drive Viruses

Hi PC users, here is a simple tip on how to remove viruses from flash drives, you only need to find a PC with Windows ME installed as the operating system. Plug the flash drive in and set the folder options to view all files. Manually Delete all viruses files, usually .INFs and folder looking .EXE files. (just delete questionable files there which you don't need and have not created). I know its rather hard to find ME machines these days, but if you do find one. Take the advantage and remove those viruses on your flash drives. Just make sure the ME machine is virus free.

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How To Reset a Windows 7 Password

  1. Insert either your Windows 7 installation DVD, or a Windows 7 System Repair disc, into your optical drive and then restart your computer. If you have either on a flash drive, that'll work too.

    Tip: See How to Boot From a CD, DVD, or BD Disc or How to Boot From a USB Device if you've never booted from portable media before or if you're having trouble doing so.

    Note: If you don't have original Windows 7 media and never got around to making a system repair disc, don't worry. As long as you have access to any other Windows 7 computer (another in your home or a friend's will work fine), you can burn a system repair disc for free. See How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc for a tutorial.
  2. After your computer boots from the disc or flash drive, click Next on the screen with your language and keyboard choices.

    Tip: Don't see this screen or do you see your typical Windows 7 logon screen? Chances are good that your computer booted from your hard drive (like it normally does) instead of from the disc or flash drive you inserted, which is what you want. See the appropriate link in the tip from Step 1 above for help.
  3. Click on the Repair your computer link.

    Note: If you booted with a system repair disc instead of a Windows 7 installation disc or flash drive, you won't see this link. Just move on to Step 4 below.
  4. Wait while your Windows 7 installation is located on your computer.
  5. Once your installation is found, take note of the drive letter found in theLocation column. Most Windows 7 installations will show D: but yours may be different.

    Note: While in Windows, the drive that Windows 7 is installed on is probably labeled as the C: drive. However, when booting from Windows 7 install or repair media, a hidden drive is available that usually isn't. This drive is given the first available drive letter, probably C:, leaving the next available drive letter, probably D:, for the next drive - the one with Windows 7 installed on it.
  6. Select Windows 7 from the Operating System list and then click the Nextbutton.
  7. From System Recovery Options, choose Command Prompt.
  8. With Command Prompt now open, execute the following two commands, in this order: copy d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe d:\ copy d:\windows\system32\cmd.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe To the Overwrite question after executing the second command, answer withYes.

    Important: If the drive that Windows 7 is installed on in your computer is notD: (Step 5), be sure to change all instances of d: in the commands above with the correct drive letter.
  9. Remove the disc or flash drive and then restart your computer.

    You can close the Command Prompt window and click Restart but it's also okay in this situation to restart using your computer's restart button.
  10. Once the Windows 7 logon screen appears, locate the little icon on the bottom-left of the screen that looks like a pie with a square around it and then click it!

    Tip: If your normal Windows 7 logon screen did not show up, check to see that you removed the disc or flash drive you inserted in Step 1. Your computer may continue to boot from this device instead of your hard drive if you don't remove it.
  11. Now that Command Prompt is open, execute the net user command as shown, replacing myusername with whatever your user name is and mypasswordwith whatever new password you'd like to use: net user myusername mypassword So, for example, I would do something like this: net user Tim 1lov3blueberrie$ Tip: If your username has spaces, put double quotes around it when executing net user, as in net user "Tim Fisher" 1lov3blueberrie$.
  12. Close the Command Prompt window.
  13. Login with your new password!
  14. Create a Windows 7 Password Reset Disk! This is the Microsoft-approved, proactive step you should have done a long time ago. All you need is a blank flash drive or floppy disk and you'll never need to worry about forgetting your Windows 7 password again.
  15. While not required, it would probably be wise to undo the hack that makes this work. If you don't, you won't have access to accessibiily features from the Windows 7 login screen.

    To reverse the changes you've made, repeat Steps 1 through 7 above. When you have access to Command Prompt again, execute the following: copy d:\utilman.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe Confirm the overwrite and then restart your computer.

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I have labtop, with windows xp home edition 2002 service pack 3, but now my windows error because of infected virus win32 polipos, may i ask how to upgrade the windows file? i don't have the installer of this windows, my name is Heru Adi Wibowo, my email is heruqiang@gmail.com best regards,


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efforts to upgrade the windows you to a higher version requires the installation cd and cd rom. If you require a user to complete installation of the window waiting for the next tip from me in fixya.com or you can subscribe directly from me.
efforts to upgrade the windows you to a higher version requires the installation cd and cd rom. If you require a user to complete installation of the window waiting for the next tip from me in fixya.com or you can subscribe directly from me.

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Run Norton Anti Virus to remove viruses.

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I can't find the files I stored on a Nexxtech flash drive. Windows explorer doesn't show any files on the removable disk but it shows that 2 gbs of file storage is used. I checked the drive for problems and it didn't report any. How can I retrieve my files?


If i am right, your Flash is infected by virus and so files or folders are hidden, to unhide the hidden files and folders, you need to do a little trick or simple as the settings. Here we go.. Insert the flash drive - Open it in Windows Explorer - Click on the Tools on the Menu - Select Folder options - Click on the View Tab - next scroll down and select the Show Hidden Files - and again just below the show hidden files, you will see another option which is checked Hide Protected Operating Files, uncheck it and click yes. Hope this will help you, if you can follow this tip, please refer to my tip Show Hidden Files and Folder_1. Good luck..

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