I know support and future patches for xp have expired, but I got my dads old laptop here (he has passed) and it was just really messed up with viruses and whatnot so I used the restore discs to take it back to day one, that sure did make it run better, but of course when I try to do windows updates it shows 180+ available but won't download any of them just sits at 0%.
Although this isn't a new lightweight superfast machine I still kinda want to use it and or pass it down to my daughter (14) due to it being his and all and hey it's a 17 incher so it's easy on the eyes too.
I knew about xp support ending and future security patches not being available but I didn't realize that meant i couldn't get the existing ones even, (unless I am doing something wrong?) is there any work around or way to manually download and install xp updates from microsoft or anything to at least bring me up to date to when they stopped support?
If not I understand, just hate to see it not be used much and am not too keen on the idea of trying ubuntu doubt my daughter would be interested in trying that option either unless it's a last resort choice.