And every once in a while an updatewill install but I don\u0027t know why. I run several free security software programs: Avast, Threatfire, Ad-Aware, Super Anti-Spyware, IObit Security 360, and Glary Utilities with Online Armor Firewall. Quite often that will jump start a program to run on its' own, and if it doesn't, you can just go to "Computer" in the hierarchy of your machine, then to Downloads, which could either be in "C" or your machine's name, or even under YOUR name. When you are done, it will ask you to do another restart, but you can actually finish several downloads before you do the restart. I would remove the many anti programs and install Windows Security Essentials.
Obviously cleaning out the unnecessary files will be helpful.
The Notebook has performed flawlessly for a year now.
I also updated all my Vista Notebooks and Desktop the same way.
Windows Vista just won't install updates I recently purchased a used laptop with Windows Vista. I have triedseveral things, including following stuff on Microsoft's Web site. Vista Repair --Submitted by: Boogaloo Much of a Good Thing --Submitted by: Flatworm Downloading Updates --Submitted by: rush075 you get a used system, you may need a fresh start!