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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 02, 5:51 AM Thread Starter
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Just thought I'd warn you. I downloaded Microsoft's security patches/fixes last night, on reboot it froze my computer. Thank god for the system restore feature in XP. My advice downnload one at a time and create a new restore point with each download. Took me awhile to figure out how to get the system to come up in safemode to do a restore. You press F8 while at the XP screen, similar to win98. Pete

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Jan 23rd, 02, 11:19 AM
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I'm curious -
It sounds like the patches were installed as they were being downloaded. Generally, I don't like that practice. I'd rather download and save to disk and then shut everything off, including my antivirus program, before I load new things in.

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Bob, Your right I ran them from the Microsoft site. I don't recall the option of saving to disk. Sounds like the way to go. Good suggestion about shutting down anti virus programs. I usually do that but for some reason didn't last night. Thanks Pete

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I can't even get the update down load at all!!! All I get is "download incomplete"!

I think I will like XP once I get used to it but this update problem has frustrated me to the point that I have parked my new equipment($700 worth)till I can get the update. I had no problem registering it though.

I like the system restore feature too, especially since several of the W98 programs and drivers I tried to use caused problems.

Still can't get the correct driver for my modem or scanner installed. The modem will end up in this W98 Emachine and I'll get an appropriate one for the XP machine.

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