My daughter-in-law bought a laptop a few months ago running xp home and did not run windows update before getting hit with blaster worm. A patch suppressed the blaster virus but the machine locks up after a few minutes on line. There are, wait for it, no less than 35 critical updates that need to be installed. I want to start with xp service pack 1 but the machine locks up before completion. Is it possible to download sp1 on another machine and burn it to cd then install to my daughter in law's laptop off line? If not, what then. All suggestions welcome except the one with the loaded revolver and bottle of whisky.
Stinger removed one virus and found another, the Nachi.worm (never heard of it before ) and afterwards, I was able to deal with the updates, more than 40 in total, without hanging or crashing. Bless you all.
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