punkwalrus (punkwalrus) wrote,

Quote - Windows XP and Viruses

This is a quote from my coworker Roy:

I just hope I can complete the install of XP before it gets a virus on it.

I wish he was kidding. This is how we ended up fixing it:

  1. Install XP without LAN cable
  2. When it asks for registration, connect to LAN, get it, disconnect LAN by yanking cable
  3. Set up Windows firewall (TCP/IP filtering) to only accept port 80
  4. Connect LAN again, get Windows updates
  5. Install all updates
  6. Disable firewall, or set up Zone Alarm or something
  7. Uninstall Windows, get Linux
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