-=PCTechTalk=- Re: EMachine question

I am forwarding this to him and will let you know his reply.
thank you 
----- Original Message ----- 
From: GMan 
To: pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2008 10:29 Patricia
Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Re: EMachine question

Pat,
    I'm really glad to hear that he's now "cooking".  Given his situation, 
that's great news.              :O)

    MS stopped creating updates for WinME years ago, but the ones they had 
made up to that point are still necessary.  My impression is that all of 
MS's previous operating systems can and should be updated, but the ability 
of them to use Windows Update is still in question.  When I run one of the 
older OS's, I update them with the patches I had collected over the years 
and I NEVER take them online or connect them to my main network (which would 
give them net access and, more importantly, give the net access to them 
lol).  Still, WU may still work for WinME and, if it does, should definitely 
be used to update it until there are no more updates available (keep running 
it until it tells you there's nothing to update).  If it turns out that WU 
won't work, give a yell and we'll see if we can't locate a third party that 
has made all of the updates available for situations like this.

    I also have to mention that, since ME is no longer getting updates, it 
is absolutely necessary to make sure he's running some quality security 
software to keep out the nasties, crackers and other buggies that will be 
constantly pounding on his virtual doorstep.  At a minimum, he needs a good 
firewall and antivirus app running at all times.  I'll recommend the free 
version of ZoneAlarm for the firewall chores, but you'll probably need to 
teach him how to only allow stuff that's appropriate.  If you're more comfy 
with a different firewall app, by all means, use that instead.  Same idea 
goes for the AV program.  There's a new free open source AV app called 
ClamWin that really looks promising, but I haven't tested it yet.  It may be 
exactly what he needs, but I'll leave that decision up to you.

    Let us know if there's anything else we can do to help.          :O)

Peace,
GMan

The only dumb questions are the ones we fail to ask.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "(´¸.·*´¯`*»- ->Patricia" <rhekay@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2008 3:15 PM
Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Re: EMachine question


> well he did the disks again this time with his modem disconnected
> this is what he sent this morning
> Finally got the right Warner Cable guy, took about an hour but I seem to 
> be cooking now. Had to do with LAN admisistrater, I think. After he got me 
> on line, told me I had to update Windows.
> Can he still update ME? I thought not but asking.
> Pat 


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