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Protection for a new laptop?


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#1 carpediem12

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 02:06 PM

I was just wondering if I reformat a hard drive and then reinstall xp from a disc that doesn't have the latest secuity updates what is the best way of going on the internet and getting the updates and installing anti virus,considering I will have to go online with no real security or at best outdated secuity to get the updates and install anti virus?

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 02:51 PM

Hi carpediem12
That is a good question.
If you are installing Windows XP, you should go directly to the MSE site and download and install that.
After installing that go to, http://www.windowsupdate.com/ and that will give you the link to the updates you need. As a note, you may have to visit that site multiple times to make sure all the updates are installed.

Hope that helps!
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Posted 24 October 2010 - 07:40 PM

Well what about the anti virus and how is the computer protected in the time in between going online and getting all the updates and anti virus installed?

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Posted 24 October 2010 - 07:52 PM

Do you have access to a second computer with Internet access?

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 05:40 PM

yes I do

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Posted 25 October 2010 - 10:29 PM

hey carpediem12

You can directly visit those sites with your new computer even without an anti-virus.
However it is understandable that you want to be cautious. So on the second computer the MSE site and download the correct installation file.
Save that onto a flash drive or burn it to a CD.
Then on the new computer, install MSE and then that computer will be protected.
The link for an XP install can be find on the MSE site. [direct link to installer]
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Posted 26 October 2010 - 05:57 PM

Ok I will give that a go,thanks.

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Posted 27 October 2010 - 07:52 AM

No Problem
Good luck!
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