"Recently I went on a week's vacation to "get away". When I got
back, I had 3 Windows XP computers waiting to be fixed by a few
family relatives. Not exactly a warm welcoming committee. The first
one was fixed fairly easily, Windows Internet Connection Sharing
settings disappeared and I had to guide over the phone on how to
set that back up. The second PC was blue screening at random
intervals, and the third was infected with spyware and viruses
(with loads of popups), as well as running slower than ever. The
PCs were basically useless and probably need to be reformatted and
have Windows installed all over again.
"However, for a while now I have been contemplating a new rule
to deal with users and relatives bringing plagued Windows computers
to me, in hopes that I can rectify them like a doctor."
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