BillB wrote:Eddy, thanks for sharing your adventure, very instructive. I particularly like your idea of occasional updates, having taken full system/disk backups, so you can roll back if any issues.
This might be a dumb question. Can a PC be connected to a local network, but not to the internet? Is there a setting anywhere that would disable internet access? I find I am quite often sharing files between the music and other PCs over the network, so ideally don’t just want to unplug it from the network.
I don't know about my current router but in almost every other case you can include/exclude devices on a LAN at the router. A facility a parent of young kids should be aware of when they say their kids are on Fortnight 24/7 - turn off the WiFi access!