Hi Rich & Patonb,
I have a bandwidth cap and I have to be careful not to go over that limit to prevent violating the Fair Access Policy (FAP) or my connection will shut down. I've changed the settings for updates to Never check for updates (not recommended)
till I get the ones installed that are already downloaded. I hope those didn't send me over the edge. May have to go to the local library to download the rest.
Patonb, someone will have to explain that to me a bit more. Could I just download and install SP2? I clicked to view some of the updates and a few were published way back in 12/9/2008. Seems this system should be updated a step at a time. I don't know if SP2 would have that Security update included. Speaking of (KB956802).
Rich, I like your idea. Before I go any further with installing the updates I'd like to find out more about disk imaging and cloning. This laptop actually belongs to a friend who had it custom made by a shady Tech Shop who messed it up when she had them reformat after an infection. No recovery partition to speak of, no disk to fall back on and she has no idea about the dangers of malware.
Allow me some time to check out those links you provided. May take some time to get back to you, but I will get back to you with a plethora of questions I'm sure.
Thank you all for your time.