Live CD Security
Skipping many bloody details I had to reformat my old computer (XP/Home) and the only way I could was to install W/XP Pro off the disk from my "new" comp. So I didn't enter the activation code which gives me 30 days to figure out something else. Of course it's not updated and there's no virus protection etc and at this writing it's off line. And I've no intention of using it as it was just a means to an end.
But if I just run live-CD-only-linux on line will there be any real security threat via the unprotected install?