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Computer issues

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by slappy4428, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Bought a computer from a friend of Ms. Slappy's for cheap; its an old work computer of her son's. Going to give it to my father, who uses it to play games and is still running Wndows 95.
    I;m trying to run a windows update, but it can't find Microsoft's website.
    I can go to any other site, but microsoft.
    I've installed Firefox, tinkered with internet options, looked at the Windows firewall, logged on as administrator and nothing... driving me nuts.
    Any suggestions what to do (besides get an Apple)? How can one G-rated site be blocked?
  2. NickMordo

    NickMordo Active Member

    Try google searching it rather than typing it in the browser...?
  3. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    You may want to seriously consider a linux-based OS in this situation. I've used Mint Xfce to rehab old computers and the results have been very pleasing. There are plenty of games available (for free) to keep your dad busy.

  4. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Actually, the OS is in great shape.. It's got office xp on it to keep him happy there.
    Just driving me nuts that it won't go into ms.com.
    I have googled and cached and it wont work. Am running spybot now and SP3 that I downloaded onto a flash drive...
    damndest thing I've ever seen...
  5. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Rosie says its riddled with viruseses... shitfuck
  6. Tucsondriver

    Tucsondriver Member

    Do a system recovery if you still have the installation disks
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