Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2008/04/30[Author Prev] [Author Next] [Thread Prev] [Thread Next] [Author Index] [Topic Index] [Home] [Search]
The average time-to-infection expectancy on a naked high speed connection (DSL or cable modem) for a new Windows system without an external firewall is probably measured in (few) minutes. XP under Parallels would be a bit better since your Mac (with the firewall activated!) shields you from most of the intrusion attempts. As long as you go straight to MS's update site before visiting the rest the web, you are probably safe. Chris will need to re-license his copy of XP. Regards, Spencer On Apr 30, 2008, at 16:44, Clive Moss wrote: > You will need to install everything as if it were a new PC. I have > never trusted or tried any of the Windows migration tools. You will > need an XP install disk, preferably with SP2 applied, and then go to > Windows Update and get all the remaining maintenance. SP3 is due out > any day now - may be worth waiting for. Make sure you download SP2 > before you install XP, and stay offline while while applying SP2. I > have read that you can get infected in the time it takes to download > and install SP2.