Hi This is my first post. The problem i'm having is with windows updates. The updates download ok (I'm on dial-up by the way). The problem is with them installing. The way I normally install any updates is when I shut down my computer and it takes over. What happened in the past was that they would take all night and well into the next afternoon to install. At the moment I have 2 updates to install but no matter what way I try to do it they will not install although I get a message saying this is what is happening. This takes the same amount of time and the computer switches itself off but nothing has installed or if I use the Express/Custom after the same amount of time nothing is showing on the progress bar. The last update to install was on 13/08/05. I am now changing my settings to Notify in the future but is it possible to get rid of these updates that won't install as I don't even need them anyway. It's for Office 2003 16-64mb. The other one is 400kb Malicious Software Removal Tool but i'm thinking of ditching the Microsoft Spyware Remover . I'm using Windows XP Pro. Thanks.