The preferred method is to use the Windows Update or Microsoft Update from the Start Menu.
This method will offer all the critical patches, all the optional patches and all the hardware and driver patches.
One client system doesn't work using this method - to be honest, I still haven't determined why but I have a clone of his system.
It would pop up the updates are ready, click here to download and install but would then apparently never complete the download.
After the update finished installing a new version of display drivers was available again - and now all works well.
I have on a few occasions had a Vista update tell me it failed to install. scid=kb;en-us;943144It's for XP and it might or might not work for Vista (but if it doesn't there might be a similar but slightly different fix for Vista)Barry Watzman#800S ARE FREE!!!!!!!!
Given their abilities to better troubleshoot such issues using their own diagnostic tools and non-public reference databases, I recommend you to begin a new support incident. My other symtoms were Vista would not recognize my virus protection program nor let me run MS Defender. I wondered you been caught by Vista update problem for a week, which never occur for me.