Originally Posted by NoelDP
The disc (HD) was reformatted - I had done a "Clean Install" (6hrs) using the three "factory discs" that I received in the mail. I needed them because the "Restore Drive" (partition) was corrupted (and eventually deleted) which meant that I was unable to do a System Recovery from the partition.
I did the Windows 7 Up Grade by means of a Download from their site - I tried to use the "product #" again for a repeat (this time) but the online version had expired - so I sent for the 7 Disc - will arrive Tuesday - BUT I would rather stay Vista with this computer.
Yes - I have a 1 Tera external disc drive and everything I have is on there.
PS.....I was looking forward to some real practical advice. Since there aren't any responses here to speak of - at least not what I had hoped for - (other than to reformat, which is what I wanted to avoid), I have decided to just do it on my own and go ahead and do another reformatting "Clean Install" and hope for the best with respect to any remnants or residuals of the StuxNet I got hit with.........
One more thing........WHY do my postings have to await MODERATION??? - and for for many hours???