Quote: Originally Posted by karlsnooks
I suspect that your friend tried to rerun the wizard rather than to boot from the DVD that was created from the downloaded ISO file.
Thanks for the reply. My friend is not even aware that WDO exists. I'm trying to de-virus her PC.
It appears that Windows Defender Offline (WDO) will not work unless the target machine can somehow have an active internet connection after WDO boots up from the DVD. On my friend's 32bit Vista laptop, it is not possible to have an internet connection from the WDO OS. (We live in India and use cellular modems for our internet. Therefore the main OS *needs* to be up and running for us to get internet.) Therefore it seems that it's not possible to run WDO on my friend's Vista laptop.
I've successfully burned the 32bit WDO DVD on 2 different PCs, and both booted up fine. Both have the same problem, so I'm almost certain sure the WDO DVDs were created successfully.
The WDO documentation says that in the case of booting from optical media, that an internet connection is not required. However, this appears to be false.
Did I describe the problem clearly? Do you need any other details. Any way to get around this problem? I'd really like to run WDO on my friend's Vista PC. Thanks!
Can anyone help?