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Old 2013-04-27, 21:12   #5
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"Chris Halsall"
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Originally Posted by cheesehead View Post
Or are you suggesting that I boot a Linux partition in order to clean up temp files on my Windows partition(s)?
First of all I was suggesting that those who run Linux tend not to suffer this kind of problem (although, as documented here, the hardware providers are not terribly nice to us -- we know too much).

But, to answer your honest question directly: yes. Booting into a Linux environment (via a separate partition, a USB drive or a CD/DVD) can be a useful way of working on a Windows file system with no chance of interaction nor interference from outside parties (including Microsoft).

If you're really paranoid, disconnect the Ethernet cable during this work.

Last fiddled with by chalsall on 2013-04-27 at 21:15 Reason: Added last sentence.
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