Reply To: help with windows update with xp sp3 and ie8
While I might agree that XP is a thing of the past, the OP was not asking for help upgrading to something else — he was working on a friend’s PC, not his, and trying to get it back working like it was.
There might be real reasons why they want to stick with XP. They might have hardware that lacks drivers for newer OS. Maybe just having to bring his friend up to speed on a different OS may be difficult.
I am still running as a 1st choice OS that “dead” Win 7. I have both 8.1 and 10, and Linux on here under a dual boot environment. Sticking with that 7 is my choice.
Hopefully he will keep us posted n the progress (or lack of it) that he makes, and someone here can help him get that PC running like they want.