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    Question hp hard drive wipe or not

    I've got a HP Pavilion dv3000 and its just running slow and has a lot of pop ops. Its got windows vista operating system. i was wondering if i should just wipe the hard drive and start fresh or should i do something else. i don't have the original disks to re install windows but i was thinking of upgrading to windows 8 anyways so could i just buy windows 8 hardware and just wipe it?or is there another way?

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    Hi alasks_tac,

    It certainly sounds like your have some form of infection on that computer, you could follow the instructions below:

    Help2Go Forums - How to Start Removing Viruses and Spyware from your Computer

    As far as up-grading to Windows 8 on that computer, I'll leave that question to our Hardware person who is much more knowledge about that and if it's going to be worth it on that machine.

    Joe

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    so could i just buy windows 8 hardware and just wipe it?
    What do you mean by, "buy Windows 8 hardware"? And have you run the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant?
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