He had .186 to start with...
I did read everything, & they told him to download an EVEN OLDER rom set!
Smart? Informed? Knowledgable? I think not...
If he was going to download all of that, why not just go ahead & update to the newest version/sets? It would sure be a whole hell of a lot faster & easier? Unless he had some emotional connection to v.161 or .186 which wasn't mentioned. And that's still not a good reason not to. Most likely being a beginner they'd have been back with questions about such & such not working in that version or another & we all know how that usually concludes.
Pessimist: Oh, this can't get any worse!
Optimist: Yes, it can!