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Installing Windows

2004-06-21 16:20:02.158134+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

One of the big problems with installing Windows[Wiki] is getting online long enough to download the security patches and virus updates without getting infected. Beyond the obvious (ie: Use a Linux[Wiki] box as a router to protect the Windows[Wiki] machine), there appear to actually be some Windows[Wiki] config options you can use to harden the machine before connecting it. This would be particularly useful for computers with dial-up connections where it's harder to put a firewall between the computer and the net.

There's a /. thread on how to install the security patches for XP and 2000 without getting infected by viruses that looks worth filing away for the next time I end up installing that vileness.

[ related topics: Microsoft virus ]

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