I am running XP Home. When I open the window updates It gives me a message that the site has been updated and do I want to down load the new download software program before downloading the updates. Auto up date just downloads the patches ect. Should I use the auto update or do it manually? How do you know what updates are installed like sp1 ect. Also let it be known that this web site sure has some wonder people helping people like me that are lost most of the time. Thank You.