Question about XP Pro

By learninmypc ยท 11 replies
Dec 16, 2017
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  1. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,166   +986

    While I use my Win/98se primarily as a file server (aka, offline), it still can go online when necessary.

    MS update can be disabled for your XP, but the issue is to
    1. ensure you have a 3rd party firewall for it (likely hard to find now)
    2. try to match the Public Profile settings from the MS firewall
    3. get an AV installed and make sure it's kept up do date.
     
  2. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 7,672   +413

    Ok, mine can go offline since it is on wifi now. I have avast installed. I was able to install some MS updates so Iwill now turn them off.I will try to find a 3rd party firewall Your #2 is over my head. Otherwise, thank you :)
     
  3. holdum323

    holdum323 TS Guru Posts: 1,012   +266

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  4. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 7,672   +413

  5. DavidBailey

    DavidBailey TS Addict Posts: 245   +115

    An image of the original configuration is good to have.
    As time goes on you will make changes so newer images are needed so you won't need to start from scratch if you need to install your system again.
    Average size of my images---

    [​IMG]
    I doubt a CD or DVD will hold that much. :(
    If you do get a usb drive format it as NTFS & not Fat 32.
     
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  6. holdum323

    holdum323 TS Guru Posts: 1,012   +266

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  7. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 7,672   +413

    Thank you for your input :)
     
  8. holdum323

    holdum323 TS Guru Posts: 1,012   +266

    Who Me??:p I always give you my best shot! Been in your corner sense day one.
     
  9. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 7,672   +413

    As for a 3rd party firewall, is Comodo good enough? I do have it installed, would appreciate your opinion/suggestion .
     
  10. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,166   +986

    Comodo is very good - - used it until I came to Win/7
     
  11. learninmypc

    learninmypc TS Evangelist Topic Starter Posts: 7,672   +413

    Thank you. :)
     

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