Although many using this forum will be aware of this, may I encourage those buying a new computer as a present for Christmas to set it up and see that it works before the great day so that any problems can be ironed out
Every year we feel for those whose system is non functioning when plugged in on Dec 25th especially as the help line is usually non functioning as well - often until well after Christmas
Whats going to happen when thousands of people all try and activate Windows XP at 6 am on Dec 25???
I'm already for a barrage of calls to deal with MSBlaster (its still out there) and other unpatched problems.
If you are preparing a PC for Xmas.. 1) Activate it now. 2) Get the Anti Virus up to date 3) Didn't get AV? - get AVG free click here 4) Get Updating Windows at click here 5) Don't wake the kids or the missus having a sneeky game of CounterStrike at 2 am before Xmas day....
Couldn't agree more. Friend of mine had a new hard disk put into a Dell machine under warranty. When he went on the internet a few days ago he got infected with Blaster a Welcher - Dell did not think to put on the Winxp updates to fix the Blaster problem. I wonder how many new Dell machines will get infected as soon as they are connected to the internet?
Merry Christmas - especially to the many people in this forum who have helped me with problems this year.