I think you should clarify his advice - there is nothing wrong with
downloading OS updates from MS - I think what he meant or said was not to
accept MS updates for devices or other products installed on your computer.
In the 2 yrs that I have had Vista installed on my computers, OS upgrades
have all installed OK and that includes SP1.
I have only had one (1) OS update ( it was an optional upgrade which I
thought I may require) that caused a bit of a problem.
Suggest that you set your MS upgrade to advise you that upgrades are
available and you decide if and when to install them.
Critical & recommended update I accept, Optional updates I now consider if
they are really required. If you are unsure about updates do a KB search of
MS and check out what the update is about.
If advise given from anyone, solves problem or not, or if solved from
another source,post back & let us know.
Then we all benefit.
> After posting my original thread and noting probs with start up repair, my
> local computer man has said he has had a few people with problems with their
> computers and that he can fix if if i bring it in - this will not involve
> losing all my data either. So as I know how good he is i will be taking it
> in for repair. Check out your local repair centres for help. He also
> advised me never to accept any updates from vista!!
> How come Microsoft have not even acknowledged there is a problem with these
> updates yet? Where is their moral responsibility?