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    Sky Broadband installation disc download

    This is a discussion on Sky Broadband installation disc download within the Sky Broadband help forums, part of the Sky Broadband help and support category; I'm planning on doing a complete re-install of XP & have been searching for all my driver & installation discs, ...

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      Sky Broadband installation disc download

      I'm planning on doing a complete re-install of XP & have been searching for all my driver & installation discs, I have found all of them except the Sky broadband disc!!! is there anywhere that I can download it??


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      Re: Sky Broadband installation disc download

      you don't need it...it only has McAfee on it, which you can get from Sky.com if you need it
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      Re: Sky Broadband installation disc download

      Avoid the Sky disk. Lots of totally free alternatives to Mcfee. Take a look at Avast! Home 4.8.1201 - Personal Computer World

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      Re: Sky Broadband installation disc download

      All the Sky disc is useful for is to stand your tea or coffee on it apart from that as said above you don't need it.

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      Re: Sky Broadband installation disc download

      The most useful thing on the Sky disc are the Help files --which include guidance on how to address the router's user interface via your browser.

      The same info is available in tutorials on skyuser -- you may need it when setting up your re-installed wireless adapter utilities to match the settings in the router.

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      Re: Sky Broadband installation disc download

      Thanks for the responses..

      Quote Originally Posted by IAmNotTheEnemy View Post
      you don't need it...it only has McAfee on it, which you can get from Sky.com if you need it
      Does it not have the drivers for the Netgear router? do you know where I can get the drivers from or will XP install what I need?

      Quote Originally Posted by dms05 View Post
      Avoid the Sky disk. Lots of totally free alternatives to Mcfee. Take a look at Avast! Home 4.8.1201 - Personal Computer World
      Do you rate Avast over AVG?

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      Re: Sky Broadband installation disc download

      there are no drivers needed, you plug in the ethernet cable and Windows picks up the connection...as for wireless, you just configure your wireless connection as per routers settings...

      I'd reccommend AVG for a free AV, and Comodo for a firewall...
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      Re: Sky Broadband installation disc download

      Quote Originally Posted by IAmNotTheEnemy View Post
      there are no drivers needed, you plug in the ethernet cable and Windows picks up the connection...as for wireless, you just configure your wireless connection as per routers settings...

      I'd reccommend AVG for a free AV, and Comodo for a firewall...
      Thank you for your speedy response, I've been turning the house over thinking that I'll need the disc for the drivers!!!

      I'll stick with AVG then, I've been using Online Armor for my firewall as it was highly recommended, do you think that Comodo is a better firewall?

      Thanks for your time

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      Re: Sky Broadband installation disc download

      Comodo very good firewall as is online armour,checkout this website for results.

      Results and comments - matousec.com
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      Re: Sky Broadband installation disc download

      Avast vs AVG - I did use AVG until they upgraded to v8 and that has serious problems on flooding the Internet with unwanted data. I also found Avast worked better with Vista. And Comodo Firewall is fine with XP but I had problems with Vista. So I use :

      XP - Comodo Firewall and Comodo AntiVirus and Comodo Anti Malware
      Vista - Avast antivirus, PC Tools Free Firewall and MS Defender anti-malware

      In the end it comes down to what is stable with your particular computer. Yours may well be different to mine and other peoples. So try a few until you are happy but remember to Uninstall anti-virus products before installing another one, otherwise you will have problems!

     

     
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