Whilst moving houses I came across some old HDDs which I've just found contains a wallet.dat from August 2011. The version of Bitcoin-qt must be 0.4.0 as I know the wallet.dat is password encrypted, which was introduced for version 0.4.0. It is 100% *not* >0.4.0, so the vulnerability patched by 0.4.1 is not in place.
What is the best way to go about restoring the encrypted addresses? If I were to install the 0.4.1 Bitcoin-qt update, would there be any problems with current OS dependencies? Should I use Windows, Linux? Any input greatly appreciated. (I will certainly keep a backup)