I had to repair install, xp with my recovery disc, after being infected by a mal. exe. I knew that I would lose all of my OS updates, but now windows update doesn't want to work at all anymore, Im stuck with the standard (unupdated) version. Although I get notified that there are updates available, it is only "Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1", after hopefully installed, It always gives the message that the following update can't be installed. Ive also tried to manually download and install IE7 but that also doesn't want to work (same with MP11). I also end up at the same spot when I use windows update from the browser. Could someone help me out, with this one? Thx Ask me if you need more details.