How can I safely install Vista?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Help' started by Netx, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. Netx

    Netx Guest

    I am going to install Viste Home Premium 32bit box for the first time and
    have a question. When I installed Windows XP with the Internet cable
    connected, the system by default caught virus/troyan preventing me from
    using Network any more. The only solution was to install decent firewall
    before connecting Internet cable (Ethernet). Is it the same way with
    Windows Vista? Will it be safe to follow the following steps, or should I
    have decent (other than built-in) firewall before connecting Internet
    (Ethernet) cable? :
    1. Installing Vista with Intrnet cable plugged-in
    3. Automatically installing patches/updates from Internet from Microsoft
    3. Installing anti-vir & firewall (I consider McAfee VirusScan Plus - it is
    free and the package contains a firewall and anti-spam. I was also
    considering Kaspersky Internet Security but I don't appreciate the need to
    pay for licence every year)

    Is above procedure safe, or before plugging Internet cable I should install
    firewall other than the one built-in?

    Any support welcome,
    Netx, Dec 22, 2007
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  2. Safer way is to disable network connection, but it's not IMO a serious
    It may be done this way.
    No, you don't have to install any third party firewall software. System
    firewall gives you a quite good level of security.
    Arkadiusz 'Black Fox' Artyszuk, Dec 24, 2007
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  3. Might be an advantage. I've reinstalled and had the installer go online to fetch updates it
    claimed would ease the installation process. Haven't had either the curiosity or the ambition
    to do an A-B comparison install.

    In that connection, I DID have Windows Update automatic updating gobble more than the
    factory install of Vista could swallow, and leave Windows in a non-terminating loop of
    rebooting, temporizing at the login screen while "processing updates," then forcing reboot.
    After letting it have an all night seizure, and after getting no relief from Startup Repair,
    System Restore, or a conservative reinstallation, I had to format the OS partition and become
    the tech support dept. Eventually, recovery to better than status quo ante, 'though I never
    managed to reinstall Symantec's Internet Security, which has the most user-hostile
    error-handling I've ever seen. Thank dogs for AVG.
    fumblefingers, Jan 2, 2008
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