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bernz
06-06-2009, 06:42 PM
Have passed on my old pc to Mum 83 yrs old for email etc. It was four months since I had used it. First connections on Internet have seen Microsoft trying to update patches via dialup.....probably two days and nights worth...... she turned it off after 35% downloaded in 12 hours. Is it possible for me to transfer updates from my braodband pc to disk then to hers? Cheers,:confused:

"Things today are more like they've ever been than before"

Blam
06-06-2009, 06:49 PM
http://www.autopatcher.com/

or

http://www.vulnerabilityassessment.co.uk/ctupdate.htm

Blam

kamo1
06-06-2009, 07:44 PM
The easiest option is to take the PC home, connect it to your broadband connection and do all the updates as required, then take it back to your mum.

pctek
06-06-2009, 08:54 PM
Nah, update it to SP3 if it isn't then disable automatic updates.

make sure she has some anti-malware and forget about it after that.
Mines still on SP1 with no further updates and I can tell you I don't have a problem.

She's hardly going to be going onto dodgy sites so she will be fine with it like that.

kahawai chaser
07-06-2009, 09:08 PM
Like pctek I am still on SP1 without updates, and no issues. Also, I'm on dial up and because of the large size of the SP up date (75 MB I think), I have not bothered.

But as noted make sure you mother runs essential malware/spyware, etc - and knows how to update. Even on auto mode, still pays to update/check manually occasionally. When my mother had PC issues, she would print out pages of forum/support notes - but I now email her basic instructions and remind her of new upgrades for malware. Maybe you could do the same; For updates, perhaps you could contact Microsoft NZ, and ask them if they have update discs...