Windows Updates after reformat

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by Old Monk, Sep 12, 2005.

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  1. Old Monk

    Old Monk Registered Member

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    Hi there

    After reformatting, installing SP2 and getting a firewall should I then update Windows with the latest patches ( I'll have a lot to download) or should I get an AV running first ?

    Which is more immediately critical an unpatched machine or one without AV ?

    Cheers

    Jon
     
  2. NICK ADSL UK

    NICK ADSL UK Administrator

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    Hi Jon :)
    You should install your AV First before getting your updates from Microsoft. Microsoft now have a validation program in place where an active x will be installed on your computer to check on weather you have a valid license before they will download updates which is nothing to worry about

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  3. WSFuser

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    dont forget a firewall either if u dont have a router.
     
  4. Old Monk

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    Thanks Nick and WS Fuser

    Will do :)

    Cheers

    Jon
     
  5. myluvnttl

    myluvnttl Registered Member

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    I would install the AV then update that, then go patch your window.
     
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    That`s the way I do it too.
     
  8. Old Monk

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    Hi there

    Thanks to all - followed advice and all is well on that front.

    Cheers

    Jon
     
  9. 4 updates have u tried autoupdater august 2005... u save a lot of time ;)
     
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