A friend has a 5 yr-old emachines desktop. We just did a system recovery which reloaded XP home. She has a dial-up connection.
What is the best way (least time consuming) to get all the XP updates loaded?
Brainstorming so far has suggested:
Go to Microsoft Update, put the machine on auto-update, and wait for days and days to get the zillion updates downloaded and installed, tying up her phone for all that time, and running the risk of having call waiting interrupt things.
Download all the applicable XP updates to a CD or DVD or flash drive on my computer, then go over to her house and load them all on her computer. Problem here is how to know and select the correct updates. Is there a list somewhere that has all the updates for this situation in a nice tidy package?
Take her computer to my house, install it on my DSL network temporarily, download and install everything, then give it back to her