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Registered: ‎12-29-2008
Location: South San Francisco, CA, USA
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Advice for After Rescue & Recovery

My Thinkpad R52 (185928U) was running slooow since I put it online in April for the first time, loading McAfee, Quickbooks and TurboTax.

 

I deleted Quickbooks and Turbotax, and kept battling with what was (I think) a botched McAfee installation.

 

Here's the weird thing that put me over the edge and made my decision to run Rescue & Recovery to restore the machine to factory original:

 

The display turned 90 degrees on me!

 

I got a stiff neck just getting stuff backed up enough to run R&R.

 

Anyway, now here I am with this "virgin" (XP-Pro with SP2) machine that I need to get on the Internet.

 

I need to update from Lenovo, WinXP-PRO from Microsoft, and install McAfee.

 

Lenovo I can do by downloading files to my desktop and copying them to media (Thanks Lenovo!).

 

But I am concerned about connecting this machine to the Internet without antivirus and XP updates.

 

Which do you suggest I do first?

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Registered: ‎12-19-2008
Location: Australia, Melbourne
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Re: Advice for After Rescue & Recovery

instead of McAfee, i will suggest Avast Home which is free and does much better than Norton and McAfee and AVG free that i have used. 

 

I will suggest that you download anti virus first (50 mb at most), and then do updates (there are lots of updates that you will require)...  

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Jin Li

May this year, be the year of 'DO'!

I am a volunteer, and not a paid staff of Lenovo or Microsoft
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Re: Advice for After Rescue & Recovery

My problem turned out to be remnants of Norton Antivirus.