Thanks John, I don't know where my head was. The reason for
giving him the e-mail address and for bypassing CNET is the
complexity, time required and the amount of software that I
will need to send him. I have all of the Microsoft security
updates that he needs and Microsoft stopped supporting.
I didn't think everyone on the forum will want to monitor the
number of exchanges that it's going to take to get his machine
going again. I also don't know if there is a way to send him the
software through CNET. Might you have a suggestion as to how we
two could connect so as to avoid clogging up CNET?
Oh yes, while I'm at it, is there a method to not receive e-mail
notifications of my posts and my replies to posts of others and
continue to receive them for posts made by others and their answers