Why would anyone want to do this? W2K on a 486 is slow enough.
If you have recently had call to reinstall XP, and are having a problem with Microsoft Security Essentials, you can download the installer for version 4.4.340.0, which is known to work, from the below link.
It's amazing how much time, effort and even money people are willing to spend on the comforting, but false, sense of security AV software provides.
Security updates are bug fixes that plug security holes. They are important. MSE on the other hand is just another antivirus program. In other words, a complete waste of time. Your comment about malware floating right past an up-to-date MSE basically proves my point.Sure, but the same could be said for MS "security updates" in many cases... I've had malware float right past an up-to-date MSE.
The problem with all of this real-time AV stuff is that it's reactive, not proactive. In other words, enough people's computers have to get sick for someone to notice before the malware makes it into the AV database.
Security updates are bug fixes that plug security holes.